It's hard to believe 22 years have passed since Kurt Cobain appeared on MTV Unplugged with his band Nirvana, and with his death just five months after the taping, the acoustic set has gone on to become an iconic and pivotal part of the band's legacy. And now, the legendary green cardigan Cobain wore during the set is up for auction. It could fetch up to $100,000 at Julien's Live auction house in Los Angeles.
"The Manhattan brand sweater is a blend of acrylic, mohair and Lycra with five-button closure (one button absent, with two exterior pockets, a burn hole and discoloration near left pocket and discoloration on right pocket, size medium," the official description for the cardigan states.
The sweater was obtained from a close friend of the Cobain family and will include a note of authenticity with it. In addition to the sweater, a 10-inch lock of Cobain's hair will also be up for auction. It was given to doll maker Dame Darcy by Courtney Love, Cobain's wife. The hair is expected to sell for around $10,000.
Also up for sale? The Ludwig bass drum head used on Ringo Starr's drum kit for the Beatles' performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Elvis Presley's 24-karat gold leaf grand piano, Eddie Vedder's handwritten Pearl Jam lyrics, and many items from Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch.