An old paper plate that Nirvana (opens in new tab)’s Kurt Cobain once ate pizza from has sold in New York for an astonishing $22,400.
The plate dates back to April 23, 1990, and features Nirvana’s setlist from the 9:30 nightclub in Washington, which was handwritten by Cobain.
It went under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions (opens in new tab), who held a Music Icons event at the Hard Rock Cafe at New York’s Times Square on Saturday. And that’s not all.
Another item that has found a new home is the cardigan Cobain wore at his final photoshoot, which sold for $75,000.
Julien’s Auctions say: “Jesse Frohman was commissioned to shoot Nirvana for the album cover of In Utero, released on September 21, 1993.
“The shoot was meant to take place in Central Park in New York City, but due to Cobain being sick just hours before, the shoot was relocated to the basement of the hotel where the band was staying.
“Cobain showed up three hours late to the shoot and immediately asked for a bucket due to his nausea.”
Other items that were sold over the weekend include the silk shirt worn by Freddie Mercury (opens in new tab) in the 1991 video for These Are The Days Of Our Lives ($54,400), an Iranian rug used onstage by ELP (opens in new tab)’s Greg Lake (£34,375), and a pair of prescription glasses worn by Elton John (opens in new tab) on the cover of his 1995 album Made In England ($16,000).
Barry Jackson’s original acrylic painting which was used on the cover of Dio (opens in new tab)’s The Last In Line in 1984 sold for $25,600, while a A 1959 Gibson Custom Les Paul Reissue owned and played by former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley (opens in new tab) went under the hammer for $19,200.
SOLD for 22,400! A used paper plate with a #Nirvana set list handwritten by #KurtCobain at the 9:30 nightclub in Washington, D.C., on April 23, 1990. SOLD TODAY in our “Music Icons” #memorabilia #auction @HardRockCafeNYC and online at https://t.co/TiME89MqlX! #1990s #90s pic.twitter.com/MzumBjq15GMay 18, 2019
SOLD for $75,000! A cardigan worn by #KurtCobain in his last photoshoot with #Nirvana taken in the summer of 1993 with photographer Jesse Frohman. SOLD TODAY in our “Music Icons” #memorabilia #auction @HardRockCafeNYC and online at https://t.co/TiME89MqlX! https://t.co/ahsXX3qbxg pic.twitter.com/mZmHg7wtigMay 18, 2019