Earlier this month, it was announced that Kurt Cobain's unwashed cardigan sweater from the recording of Nirvana's famous MTV Unplugged performance would go up for auction. The last time the sweater sold, it was for $137,000. This time, however, the unwashed cardigan went for more than twice that amount, selling at an incredible $334,000 over weekend.
The sweater was sold by Julien's Auctions as part of their Icons & Idols: Rock 'N' Roll event this Friday, October 25, and Saturday, October 26, at the Hard Rock Cafe New York. Among the 700 items sold were belongings of The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Janis Joplin.
According to the auction house's Instagram, Cobain's sweater -- a Manhattan-brand garment described as “a blend of acrylic, mohair and Lycra with five-button closure (one button absent), with two exterior pockets, a burn hole and discoloration near left pocket and discoloration on right pocket” -- sold for a whopping $334,000.