Published On: May 21, 2019 01:45 PM NPT By: Agencies

Kurt Cobain’s sweater + pizza plate sell for thousands at auction

Kurt Cobain’s sweater + pizza plate sell for thousands at auction

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A cardigan sweater worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana's last photo shoot went for $75,000 this past weekend. Meanwhile, a pizza plate used by the frontman sold for $22,400 at the same time. Both items were put up by Julien's Auctions, the celebrity-centered auction house announced Saturday (May 18).

The used paper plate—complete with a Nirvana setlist handwritten by the musician—hails from the band's gig at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C, on April 23, 1990, Julien's Auctions noted of the item, as Rolling Stone reported.

The sweater is one keen-eyed Nirvana fans may have already seen. Cobain donned it in photos surrounding the grunge act's final album, 1993's In Utero, released just months before the musician's death in April 1994.

"The shoot was meant to take place in Central Park in New York City, but due to Cobain being sick just hours before, the shoot was relocated to the basement of the hotel where the band was staying," the auction house described. "Cobain showed up three hours late to the shoot and immediately asked for a bucket due to his nausea."

As for the plate, "Cobain had eaten some pizza before the show and proceeded to write the setlist on the plate he had been eating his pizza on," the auctioneer's description explained of the pizza plate's provenance.

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