The trademark jersey of the late grunge musician, Kurt Cobain, was auctioned off for a jaw-dropping $344,000 in New York.
The oversized worn-out Manhattan brand acrylic and mohair cardigan was sold at Julien’s Auctions’ two-day auction of rock memorabilia at the famous Hard Rock Cafe, New York
Cobain wore the jersey while performing with his group, Nirvana in MTV Unplugged New York and recorded at Sony Music Studios in front of a live audience.
Described as the “voice of a generation” the 29-year-old’s tragic suicide sent ripples of shock waves across the globe when he shot himself with a shotgun himself on April 5, 1994.
The jersey had been stowed away unwashed, complete with cigaret burns and a couple of holes.
A custom Fender guitar, built-in 1993 that Cobain used during the band’s In Utero tour was sold, at £265,066.
The beautiful turquoise-bodied left-handed guitar had been on display for several years at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
More than 700 items owned and used by stars and the “gods of rock” including Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Queen, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix also featured in the sale, which ran on Friday and Saturday.