The hair of legendary singer Kurt Cobain, founder, soloist and songwriter of the group Nirvana, who died at the age of 27, has been auctioned.
A few locks of hair from the rock star, who died in 1994, but which has never been forgotten in those years, found buyers for $ 14,000 and 145 at auction. This amount corresponds to almost 120,000 lire.
The locks of hair sold by auction company Iconic Auctions in Arizona, USA found buyers at a very high price, while the selling price for each 6.5-centimeter lock of hair was $ 2,357.
The locks of hair offered for sale at the auction house called Iconic have been stored in a plastic container for years. It was learned that the locks of hair were pieces of hair cut by Cobain during Nirvana’s famous Bleach tour in 1989.
Cobain’s hair was cut by Tessa Osbourne, who was a close friend and confidante at the time, on October 29, 1989 in England. The person who buys Cobain’s hair will also have a photo of this very special moment. In the photo, Cobain is wearing a checked lumberjack shirt that he identifies with. Osbourne also cuts Cobain’s hair with his back turned.
Kurt Cobain founded Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in 1987. Their first album, Bleach, was released in 1989. The band’s success grew tremendously when the band’s second album, Nevermind, was released in 1991 and the music video for their song Smells Like Teen Spirit started touring the canals. Nirvana was seen as the Generation X “ flag transfer group, ” and Cobain was described as the Generation’s spokesperson.
GUITAR WAS $ 6 MILLION BUYERS!
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Kurt Cobain’s legendary guitar was also sold for $ 6 million last year.
According to a statement from Julien’s Auction House, the “1959 Martin D-18E” acoustic guitar played by Cobain, lead singer and guitarist of the group Nirvana on the MTV Unplugged show in New York in 1993, was sold for $ 6 million to auctions held in Los Angeles. When this news hit agencies, the calendars were showing June 2020.
The guitar that Kurt Cobain used in the MTV Unplugged music program, held 5 months before his death, was purchased by Australian businessman Peter Freedman.
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Cobain’s olive-green, cigarette-burnt, unwashed cardigan sold for $ 334,000 (roughly 2.3 million lire) at a 2019 New York auction.