A recent auction held by Iconic Auctions put up some music-related items from members of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, as well as six strands of Nirvana guitarist and vocalist Kurt Cobain's hair. The hair was cut by Cobain's friend Tessa Osbourne in 1989 and sold at auction for $14,145. Why anyone would want someone else's hair or pay that much is completely beyond me, but whatever. I hope they… enjoy the hair?
What makes this even more uncomfortable is the Iconic Auctions description of the hair, which reads as follows.
"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 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."
Ugh, "fresh-to-market"? Gross. So gross.