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Kurt Cobain’s guitar and Lennon’s eyeglasses up for auction; bids can reach BRL 2 million

A broken guitar by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is expected to sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars at the annual “Icons & Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll Auction” at Julien’s Auction in New York.

The instrument patched with adhesive tape is considered by some to be a piece of Rock and Roll history and is estimated to be worth between US$200,000 and US$400,000 – between R$1,068 million and R$2.1 million.

“This guitar was actually destroyed in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 1989,” said Julien’s Auctions Executive Director Martin Nolan. “He actually wrote it on guitar,” Nolan said.

Over 1,500 lots are included, with items from Beyoncé, Prince and Carrie Underwood.

It is estimated that the glasses used by John Lennon sell for more than US$ 80,000 – R$ 427,000 at today’s prices.

“John Lennon has always been identified with those kind of round granny glasses, as he called them. And their picture matches the picture taken by Ian McKellen for the book ‘The Lives of John Lennon’ – and they come with this book too,” said the director.

Nolan said that since the pandemic there has been an increase in the number of people wanting to own iconic items.

“People are taking their money from intangibles or even real estate items that they have in their investment portfolio and choosing to own something nice, something they can relate to.”

The sale will take place live at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York’s Times Square and online from Friday (11) to Sunday (13).

Source: CNN Brasil

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