The grey argyle patterned item, which the grunge rock star wore at a pre-In Utero photo session in the summer of 1993, more than doubled its pre-auction estimate of between $10,000 (£8,000) and $20,000 (16,000) on Saturday, Julien’s Auctions said.
Photographs of Cobain wearing the jumper, captured by photographer Jesse Frohman, also featured in his photobook Kurt Cobain: The Last session.
“The shoot was meant to take place in Central Park in New York City, but due to Cobain being sick just hours before, the shoot was relocated to the basement of the hotel where the band was staying,” auction notes for the item revealed.
“Cobain showed up three hours late to the shoot and immediately asked for a bucket due to his nausea.”
Its sale comes 25 years after the iconic singer took his own life on 5 April 1994 in the garage of his home in Seattle, Washington. He was 27.
According to Rolling Stone, Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, gave the garment to an acquaintance following his funeral.
The jumper’s sale price, despite beating expectations, still falls second behind the amount fetched for Cobain’s green cardigan from Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance, which sold for $137,000 (£107,000) at auction in 2015.
Collecting rare and out of print Vinyl Records, CDs, Memorabilia and more by Nirvana, Kurt, Sub Pop? Explore what’s arrived at eil.com here
EIL.COM Favourite Music Update Rare CDs, CD Singles, Rare Records, Vinyl Records, Albums and Music
- Nirvana (US) - Unplugged In New York - White Vinyl - stickered p/s - German - vinyl LP - £125.00, $172.50, €146.25 (New Item) (arrived 13-Sep-2021 10:25)on September 20, 2021 at 12:26 am
NIRVANA Unplugged In New York (Original 1994 German limited edition 14-track LP pressed exclusively on White Vinyl, featuring songs performed for their MTV Unplugged Session, including Come As You Are, All Apologies, Pennyroyal Tea, About A Girl & The Man Who Sold The World. Comes housed in a fully textured picture sleeve complete with the hype sticker attached & picture/ credit inner. The sleeve & vinyl appear Near Mint GEF24727)
- Nirvana (US) - Come As You Are - EX - UK - 12" picture disc - £35.00, $48.30, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 12-Aug-2021 13:53)on September 20, 2021 at 12:26 am
NIRVANA Come As You Are (1992 UK limited edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc of the classic single, also including a live version of School recorded in Seattle & Endless Nameless, die-cut picture sleeve. The sleeve has some light general wear, whilst the disc remains in excellent condition with light signs of play DGCTP7)
- Nirvana (US) - In Utero - UK - Blu Ray Audio - £79.99, $110.39, €93.59 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jul-2021 15:19)on September 20, 2021 at 12:26 am
NIRVANA In Utero (Rare 2013 limited edition High Fidelity Pure Ultra High Quality Audio Blu-ray Disc, encoded as 24-bit/96 kHz or 24-bit/192 kHz linear PCM ("high-resolution audio"), optionally losslessly compressed with Dolby True HD or DTS-HD Master Audio; featuring the full 1993 album remastered from the original master tapes. Housed in a 'Blu-ray' case with a picture inlay, fold-out insert and download voucher code inside!)
- Nirvana (US) - Nirvana - UK - Blu Ray Audio - £69.99, $96.59, €81.89 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jul-2021 16:19)on September 20, 2021 at 12:26 am
NIRVANA Nirvana (Rare 2015 limited edition High Fidelity Pure Ultra High Quality Audio Blu-ray Disc, encoded as 24-bit/96 kHz or 24-bit/192 kHz linear PCM ("high-resolution audio"), optionally losslessly compressed with Dolby True HD or DTS-HD Master Audio; featuring the full 2002 compilation album remastered from the original master tapes. Housed in a 'Blu-ray' case with picture inlay with a fold-out insert and download voucher code inside!)
- Nirvana (US) - Nirvana - 180gm - Sealed - Dutch - 2-LP vinyl set - £34.99, $48.29, €40.94 (New Item) (arrived 04-Aug-2021 11:21)on September 20, 2021 at 12:26 am
NIRVANA Nirvana (2015 Dutch/European Deluxe Edition 14-track remastered double LP pressed on 180 gram audiophile quality viny, featuring classic album tracks plus the previously unavailable 'You Know You're Right' and the Sub Pop single'Sliver'. Housed in a black & silver embossed gatefold picture sleeve - still sealed in its hype stickered shrinkwrap)
eil.com – the world’s best online store for rare, collectable and out of print Vinyl Records, CDs & Music memorabilia since 1987