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An auction of six strands of hair from Kurt Cobain sold for big bucks at auction over the weekend.

Iconic Auctions sold the late Nirvana frontman’s hair for $14,145. As previously reported, the Cobain hair auction was part of “The Amazing Music Auction,” which also features more items from Nirvana as well as lots of memorabilia from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Beach Boys, The Beastie Boys, Eddie Van Halen and more.

Proceeds from the auction went to The Crew Nation Global Relief Fund for crew workers currently unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Per the item’s listing, “Supremely rare presentation of six strands of Kurt Cobain’s hair. Unique presentation on a 8.5” x 11” sheet includes six strands of Cobain’s blonde hair, the largest measuring approximately 2.5,” and housed in a small card with plastic overlay 1.75” x 2.” This one-of-a-kind artifact is entirely fresh-to-market, and accompanied by an impeccable lineage of provenance including images of Kurt posing with the woman who cut this hair, scissors in hand, and a fantastic shot of the hair actually being cut! The lucky friend who trimmed the Nirvana frontman’s iconic blonde locks, was an early confidant, Tessa Osbourne, who cut his hair in 1989—well prior to his “Nevermind” breakthrough—whilst on the “Bleach” Tour.”

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