Two pieces of rock ‘n’ roll history are up for grabs – for the right price.
Kurt Cobain’s olive green cardigan sweater that he wore during Nirvana’s iconic Unplugged performance in 1993, and the legendary frontman’s custom, turquoise-bodied, left-handed Fender guitar are both up for auction this month.
The auction is part of a two-day rock memorabilia event in New York City with Julien’s Auctions that takes place October 25 and 26.
Iconic: The olive green cardigan that Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance is up for auction in New York City later this month
Up for grabs: According to Julien’s Auctions Cobain’s acrylic, vintage sweater is estimated to be worth between $200,00 and $300,000
According to Julien’s Auctions, the acrylic, vintage sweater is estimated to be worth between $200,00 and $300,000.
The sweater, which comes complete with a burn hole near the right pocket, has become a symbol of Cobain’s grunge style.
The Smells Like Teen Spirit singer often wore second-hand clothing, like the cardigan, that looked unkempt during his short but storied career.
Piece of rock history: The legendary rocker’s custom turquoise Fender guitar is also being auctioned in New York City
The price tag: Cobain’s custom Fender left-handed guitar is said to be worth between $300,000 and $500,000
The custom Fender guitar was built for Cobain in 1993 and was regularly played during the band’s last tour – In Utero – that same year and the first weeks of 1994.
It’s value has been said to be between $300,000 and $500,000, Julien’s Auction said, as reported by Fox Business.
The guitar had been on display at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland over the last several years.
The Smells Like Teen Spirit singer often wore second-hand clothing, like the cardigan, that looked unkempt during his short but storied career
After years of depression, heroin addiction and chronic stomach pain, Cobain committed suicide in the greenhouse on the property of his Seattle home in April 1994.
That 1902 home is also up for sale right now by the most recent owners for $7.5 million. Cobain and his wife Courtney Love lived there briefly after purchasing it in early 1994. Love had the greenhouse demolished before selling it in 1997.
The band, which soared from obscurity to mega-stardom following the release of their seminal album Nevermind in 1991, has since been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2014.
Some of the other rock and roll memorabilia up for auction later this month include Elvis Presley’s Fender guitar that’s estimated to be worth about $80,000, and a handwritten lyric sheet by Bob Dylan for his 1965 hit song Mr. Tambourine Man, which is also expected to go for up to $80,000.
RIP: Kurt Cobain committed suicide in April 1994
Up for auction: Michael Jackson’s single right-hand leather glove worn during The Jacksons’ Triumph Tour in 1981
Up for auction: Michael Jackson’s custom velvet jacket that he wore to Elizabether Taylor’s 65th birthday party in 1997, and again at the 50th Cannes Film Festival
Up for auction: David Bowie’s self-portrait of his Heroes album cover, drawn in charcoal with pen and paper in 1978
Up for auction: A Los Angeles Police emblem, worn by George Michael in his 1998 music video Outside
Up for auction: Madonna’s custom acoustic guitar played by the Material Girl
Up for auction: Madonna’s multi-colored floral brassiere worn on her 1993 The Girlie Show World Tour
Up for auction: Eric Clapton’s gold microphone
Up for auction: Elvis Presley’s 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL Coupe
Elvis Presley’s 1976 Harley Davidson XLH Sporster 1000
Up for auction: RCA Victor record player once owned by Elvis Presley
Up for auction: Vintage Queen tour jacket from 1979
Up for auction: Queen tour jacket from 1978
Up for auction: A large-scale acrylic on canvas painting of Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler titled Mr Tyler! by Sebastian Kruger