A caricature self-portrait of Kurt Cobain just sold for US$300,000

Remember the story of the Singaporean journalist who got Kurt Cobain to scribble her a self-portrait back in 1991? That caricature went up for auction over the weekend. It was expected to fetch about US$10,000. Instead, it got US$281,250.

caricature of Kurt Cobain

Kurt memorabilia is hot:

  • His famous cardigan sold for US$319,000
  • Six strands of his hair recently sold for US$14,145
  • The guitar he used for Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance sold for US$6 million (the highest ever paid for a guitar, by the way).

More on this recent auction at Juliens can be found here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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