July 28, 2021

Nirvana: Kurt Cobain’s locks are auctioned for almost 12,000 euros | Music | DW

Six strands allegedly cut in 1989 from the hair of Kurt Cobain, the frontman of Nirvana who died in 1994, have been sold for $ 14,145 (11,592 euros) at an Iconic Auctions virtual auction.

The auction included personal items, used during concerts or signed by Cobain and other artists such as the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin, and part of the proceeds will go to benefit Live Nation’s Crew Nation, an aid fund for workers in the world of the scene affected by the pandemic.

Kurt Cobain’s haircut

According to information from the auctioneers, Tessa Osbourne cut Cobain’s hair in Birmingham, England, and gave a lock to artist Nicole DePolo of Seattle, Washington, after the musician’s suicide in 1994.

The auctioned package includes photos of Cobain with Osbourne, who has a scissors in his hands and the offer, which started at $ 2,500, was presented with the notice of where the hair came from.

“The woman provided the original bag with a handwritten note which reads: ’29 / 10/89: Tessa Kurt’s haircut in Birmingham, England, 27 Holy Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B202BU ‘which is preserved with the full original lock “.

The provenance certification, signed by DePolo, indicates that “Tessa had met Kurt in England, and they saw each other during the band’s” Bleach “tour. Nirvana had risen to fame, first, in England, and she (Tessa ) he must have thought Kurt would become a musical legend. ”

Guitarra del “MTV Unplugged in New York”

Last year the guitar that Kurt used during the 1993 “MTV Unplugged in New York” show was auctioned for a record $ 6 million. At the 2019 auction, a Cobain jacket was auctioned for $ 334,000.

Since the launch of the Crew Nation auctions more than a year ago, Live Nation has raised $ 5 million to help workers around the world who make stage setups and sound and lighting adjustments at musical recitals.