How Much Is Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged Sweater Worth?


Nirvana fans with drawers of cash to spare will get the chance to buy the green sweater that Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana’s memorable1994 MTV Unplugged performance.

The 5 button cardigan is to go under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions on October 25. Not a newbie on the block, this sweater was previously sold at auction for $137,500 in 2015.

According to Spin, a spokesperson for Julien’s informed Rolling Stone that the sweater has not been washed:

“It’s very important that we don’t wash it. The stains are still there. There’s even cigarettes burns that you can see on the sweater.”

Along with the article is a handwritten letter of provenance from Courtney Love’s friend Jackie Farry, who received the cardigan as a gift from Love after Cobain’s death.

Courtney Love Silva

This cardi is estimated to sell for between $200,000 and $300,000 while another sweater worn by Cobain during his final photoshoot plus the hospital gown that he wore during Nirvana’s 1992 Reading Festival performance were sold by auction for large amounts in the last few months.

If you are inclined and have the where-with-all, online bids are open here.