Six strands of Kurt Cobain's hair are now up for auction as part of Iconic Auctions The Amazing Music Auction. The auction also includes personally owned, staged-used or signed musical memorabilia from Cobain and Nirvana, as well as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Led Zepellin and more.
In a statement Iconic Auctions said, "This one-of-a-kind artifact is entirely fresh-to-market and is accompanied by an impeccable lineage of provenance including photos of Kurt posing with the woman who cut this hair, scissors in hand, and a fantastic shot of the hair actually being cut!"
The statement continued, "The lucky friend who trimmed the Nirvana front man's iconic blond locks was an early confidant, Tessa Osbourne, who cut his hair in 1989 — well prior to his 'Nevermind' breakthrough — while on the 'Bleach' tour. Tessa presented the original lock to Seattle artist Nicole DePolo as a heartfelt gift after Kurt's passing, and she provided the original bag with handwritten provenance note, '29/10/89: Tess cut Kurt's hair in Birmingham, England, 27 Holy Rd., Handsworth, Birmingham B202BU.'"
A portion of proceeds from the auction will benefit Live Nation's Crew Nation, a global relief fund for helping live music crew workers negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
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