A Kurt Cobain self-portrait is going up for auction. And it won’t go cheap.

Back in 1992, Kurt Cobain dashed off a quick self-portrait for a Singapore photographer named Jacque Chong. It looked like this.

Kurt Cobain auction

Chances are that when an auction happens on June 21 it’ll sell for US$20,000.

Kurt/Nirvana stuff is now commanding insanely high prices. The catalogue for this auction also features:

  • A signed 1992 tour Australian poster, US$50,000
  • A signed vinyl copy of Nevemind, US$6,000
  • Set list from 1991, US$2,000
  • One of Kurt’s guitar picks, US$2,000

Best of luck with your bidding.

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.

One thought on “A Kurt Cobain self-portrait is going up for auction. And it won’t go cheap.

  • May 28, 2021 at 1:56 pm
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    Kurt is left handed. Why in the self portrait he’s not??

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