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Kurt Cobain’s sweater sells for a whopping $108,263 at auction

Kurt Cobain On 'MTV Unplugged'. Source: Getty

Nirvana’s music was the backing track to angsty teens’ lives in the 1990s, with their second studio album, Nevermind, going on to become one of the best-selling alternative albums of the decade.

Its frontman, Kurt Cobain, provided the vocals for songs like “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Come As You Are”, and his death in 1994 was a huge tragedy for fans and the music industry.

But his fame has clearly never waned, with GQ Australia reporting that a sweater he wore during his last photoshoot with Nirvana has sold for a whopping US$75,000 (AU$108,263) at auction.

After Cobain wore the sweater to the shoot, it made an appearance at his funeral, where his then-partner, Courtney Love, gave it to an acquaintance, according to auction house, Julien’s Auctions.

Rolling Stone reported the sweater more than doubled its pre-auction estimate, which was between US$10,000 and US$20,000.

One of Cobain’s cardigans, pictured below, which he wore during Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance, sold for a huge US$137,000 (AU$197,827) in 2015.

Kurt Cobain On 'MTV Unplugged'. Source: Getty

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