Kurt Cobain self-portrait sold for over $281,000 at auction
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Kurt Cobain self-portrait sold for over $281,000 at auction

    A drawing created by the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has been sold for an eye-watering figure of $281,000 at a recent auction.

    The drawing, deemed a “self-portrait caricature” of Kurt Cobain playing the guitar, was signed by the man himself who wrote “Kurdt Kobain Rock Star” and “I don’t know how to play and I don’t give a hoot!”.

    The work was sold as part of a ‘music icons’ auction by Julien’s auction house. It is claimed by the seller that Cobain drew the picture while Nirvana were touring Singapore in a bid to promote their now-iconic album Nevermind in 1992.

    The auction house, offering up more specific details about the work, claimed that the drawing was gifted by the Nirvana frontman to the freelance photographer Jacque Chong who was with Cobain at the time.

    While it was estimated to be worth around $10,000-$20,000 in a pre-sale valuation, a bidding war of 21 bids took the final price to a staggering $281,250.

    See the work, below.


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