Watch: Kurt Cobain's hair sells at auction
Strands of Kurt Cobain’s hair have sold for a staggering $14,145 (£9,994) at an auction over the weekend.
The Nirvana frontman’s locks went up for sale alongside some pictures of his ‘good friend’ Tessa Osbourne cutting his hair in 1989, proving that the locks were indeed from Cobain’s head.
Osbourne can be seen holding a pair of scissors while Cobain has his arm around her.
To add to the authenticity, the six strands of hair — the longest strand measuring at two and a half inches — have been given a certificate of authenticity by the World’s Largest Collection of Historic Hair, with curator John Reznikoff confirming that the strands did indeed belong to the grunge star.
Reznikoff reportedly obtained the hair from Osborne, who received them from Seattle-based artist Nicole DePolo, as a way to remember him by following his death.
In 2002 an “unidentified collector of Elvis Presley memorabilia” paid a staggering $115,000 for a small jar of Elvis Presley’s hair.
Auction houses have seen an increase in the amount of Cobain memorabilia up for sale over the last few months, with The Blast reporting that none of Cobain’s remaining family members have received any of the money made from any of the lot sales.
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