Kurt Cobain clothing collection for sale in NYC ++ sweater and guitar up for auction
Kurt Cobain‘s art and journal entries are the subject of a merch collection curated and designed under the creative direction of his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. “Kurt Was Here” was launched in September with t-shirts, hoodies, and a coffee table book collecting his art; limited edition art prints are still to be released. A portion of proceeds from online sales goes to The Jed Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to prevent suicide and protect the emotional health of teenagers and young adults.
“Kurt Was Here” has been available online, as well as at Barneys NY and Selfridges UK, and more recently it’s also arrived at Live Nation’s Shop Nation storefront in NYC, which is at 430 W 15th St in NYC, and open from Tuesday-Friday 11 AM-7 PM, and Saturday 11 AM-5 PM. You can take a look at the collection there in the gallery above.
Meanwhile, in other Kurt-related clothing news, the iconic sweater he wore in his MTV Unplugged performance is back up for auction. Last auctioned in 2015 for $137,500, it’s been relisted on Julien’s Auctions, with bidding officially set to begin on October 25 at 1 PM Eastern time. Rolling Stone reports that the seller is a businessman who wants to stay anonymous, and he kept the sweater in a safe, wrapped in acid-free tissue, never washing it.
In addition to Kurt’s sweater, his 1993 custom-built, left-handed Fender guitar is also up for auction on Julien’s. It was on display at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for a few years, where a visitor stole two knobs off of it (they’ve since been replaced).