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.
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- Nirvana (US) - All Apologies - US - CD single - Promo - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jun-2019 15:59) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
NIRVANA All Apologies (Scarce 1993 US 1-track promo CD for the classic single release, including the LP Version [3:50]. The custom 'seahorse' graphic disc comes housed in the jewel case with the single-sided picture inlay PRO-CD-4581) […]
- Nirvana (US) - Singles - UK - cd single boxset - £35.00, $44.45, €39.90 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jun-2019 15:35) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
NIRVANA Singles (1995 UK limited edition 19-track SIX CD single box set, featuring all of the commercially released European singles from Nevermind and In Utero, includes a total of eleven non album songs, five of which are live recordings. Each disc come in their individual slimline jewel case with picture sleeves, with the lyrics to the complete Nevermind album in the liner notes of the 'Lithium' sleeve. All housed in a unique picture slipcase GED24901) […]
- Nirvana (US) - Heart Shaped Box - US - CD single - Promo - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jun-2019 15:14) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
NIRVANA Heart Shaped Box (Scarce 1993 US 1-track promotional CD including the LP Version [4:39] taken from the 'In Utero' album. The disc comes issued in the custom ecopak picture sleeve! PRO-CD-4545) […]
- Nirvana (US) - In Bloom - Digipak - UK - CD single - £12.00, $15.24, €13.68 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jun-2019 14:56) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
NIRVANA In Bloom (1992 UK 3-track CD single, also including live versions of Sliver and Polly, both recorded at the O'Brien Pavilion, Del Mar, CA on 28th December 1991. The glossy digipak picture sleeve shows a little edge scuffing but the disc remains in excellent GFSTD34) […]
- Nirvana (US) - Sliver: The Best Of The Box - UK - CD album - £10.00, $12.70, €11.40 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jun-2019 14:53) on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
NIRVANA Sliver: The Best Of The Box (2005 UK CD album featuring 22-track collection highlighting the best of the most significant recordings from 2004's 'With The Lights Out' including Live, Rehearsal, Demo, Live Solo Acoustic Recordings, Out-takes and 3 previously unreleased tracks Spank Thru [1985 Fecal Matter Demo], Sappy [1990 Studio Demo] & Come As You Are [Boom Box Version]. The disc appears barely played issued in the original hype-stickered jewel case with the picture booklet inlay) […]
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