Kurt Cobain at MOSI Newbridge

Kurt Cobain founded the band that has been described as the soundtrack to ‘Generation X’, and now some of the Nirvana frontman’s most treasured items will be put on public display in the Museum of Style Icons at Newbridge Silverware throughout the month of October.

This is a world exclusive event for Newbridge Silverware as they proudly present the Kurt Cobain & Gods of Grunge & Rock exhibition, which includes iconic garments belonging to Cobain, along with other major memorabilia.

Julien’s Auctions in LA will bring memorabilia belonging to the Nirvana star and other legends of rock to Ireland for the final time before they go under the virtual hammer at a live and online Julien’s auction in Los Angeles on November 3rd and 4th.

Cobain was one of the most influential music and cultural figures in history.

Undoubtedly, the highlight of the exhibition is a 1992 MTV Video Music Award Moonman presented to Kurt Cobain for Best New Artist in a Video for the Nirvana song “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the iconic single from the diamond selling album Nevermind. Cobain reportedly kept his Moonman award on display in the upstairs bathroom of his Seattle home, and this item is valued $30-40,000.

A number of vintage coats and jackets will also feature at the auction, but the most eye-catching piece of clothing is a cheerleader outfit from Aberdeen Weatherwax High School, where Cobain was a student and which Kurt Cobain wore for a photoshoot. The ensemble includes a Bobcats yellow and blue acrylic sweater and a matching polyester skirt. Cobain wore the ensemble during a January 1994 photoshoot with Mark Seliger for Rolling Stone magazine, and a copy of the magazine accompanies the lot.

Items from the late singer and guitarist are not the only pieces of music memorabilia on display at the

Museum of Style Icons over the next number of weeks, as garments belonging to Michael Jackson, Prince and more will all feature in the exhibition.

A cream leather single right hand tour glove belonging to Michael Jackson is one of the highlights of the exhibition, as is a printed silk Gucci shirt belonging to Prince.  

The exhibition will be running for one month until 25th October.


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