Kurt Cobain: Self-portrait cartoon drawn by way of Nirvana famous person sells for greater than $281,000 at public sale


A self-portrait cartoon drawing by way of Kurt Cobain has offered at public sale for greater than $281,000 (£199,000).

The past due Nirvana frontman’s comic strip is drawn in black felt pen and is captioned: “I do not know the way to play and I do not give a hoot!”

Cobain, who took his personal lifestyles elderly 27 in 1994, signed the image, which is drawn on desk bound from Singapore’s TNT Track Centre, “Kurdt Kobain Rock Famous person”.

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana on stage in December of 1993. Pic: AP/Scott Weiner / MediaPunch /IPX
Cobain on level with Nirvana in December 1993. Percent: AP/Scott Weiner / MediaPunch /IPX

The art work has now fetched $281,250 at public sale – 28 occasions its information worth of $10,000 (£7,000).

Cobain had given the drawing to Jacque Chong, a contract photographer who labored with him all through Nirvana’s Nevermind album promotional excursion in Singapore in 1992.

The nameless purchaser is a personal collector and fan of Cobain, auctioneers mentioned.

Offered all through Julien’s Auctions Track Icons three-day match, the drawing was once amongst nearly $5m (£3.5m) of memorabilia that went below the hammer, together with two guitars made for Prince and 5 of Eddie Van Halen’s electrical guitars.

A shiny pink Yamaha Elton John Signature Sequence C-1 Child Grand Piano, signed by way of the singer and together with the matching bench, fetched $150,000 (£106,000), whilst handwritten lyrics by way of Bernie Taupin for Sir Elton’s 1974 unmarried Candle In The Wind was once offered for $76,800 (£54,000).

Handwritten letters from Britney Spears to her highschool boyfriend have been additionally auctioned, offered to an nameless purchaser.

And an outfit made well-known by way of Cher – the black jersey and internet cut-out bodysuit and matching black motorbike jacket worn within the track video for the 1989 track If I May just Flip Again Time – was once additionally a few of the pieces offered, fetching $115,200 (£81,600).

The outfit has in the past been auctioned and a purchaser loaned it to Cher so she may just put on it whilst presenting a prize to Woman Gaga on the 2010 MTV Video Track Awards.


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