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Kurt Cobain Self-Portrait Sold for Over $281,000

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A 1992 self-portrait sketched by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has so at auction for over $281,000.

The caricature was originally created while Nirvana was on tour in Singapore, promoting Nevermind in 1992. Cobain gifted the drawing to freelance photographer Jacque Chong, and captioned it “Kurdt Kobain [sic] Rock Star." The drawing also reads, “I don’t know how to play and I don’t give a hoot!”

Julien's Auctions originally estimated the drawings value between $10,000-$20,000, but after 21 bids, the piece went for an astounding $281,250. View the drawing and the official announcement below.

Otis is the late morning host on WFPK. Email Otis at ojunior@lpm.org

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