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Huge Lot of Nirvana Memorabilia Is Up For Auction, Including A Kurt Cobain Self-Portrait, Autographed Posters, and Kurt's Goggles

Julien's Auctions has yet another huge rock and roll memorabilia auction going on - and it includes a large amount Nirvana items  - ranging from Kurt Cobain's swimming goggles to a self portrait of the late lead singer. 



The description of the portrait - that at the time of writing has a current bid of $22,000, reads: 

A self-portrait caricature drawing done by Kurt Cobain of himself playing the guitar, signed on the left of the drawing "Kurdt Kobain Rock Star" and handwritten on the right "I don't know how to play and I don't give a hoot!" The drawing is done with black felt pen on TNT Music Centre [sic] in Singapore stationery, mounted on board, with a white matted cardboard frame. 

Cobain made the drawing and gifted it to Jacque Chong, a freelance photographer who worked with Cobain during Nirvana's Nevermind album promotional tour in Singapore in 1992. Independent label Dover Street Market Ginza has previously reproduced the drawing on its fashion apparel, with Chong's permission. The additional photographs on view are of Cobain and Chong in his hotel as well as a group photograph that includes the two.


Other items on the auction block of interest: 

An autographed Rolling Stone magazine


An autographed tour poster

A handwritten set list from 1990


One of Kurt's guitar pedals 


And of course - Kurt's swimming goggles 


Check out the entire auction lot HERE - happy bidding!