Cobain's Un-sent MTV Letter Sold

Hand-written letter sells far above estimate   09-Oct-10

The item description on Julien auctioneers website read:

"Single-page handwritten letter, written in blue pen on lined notebook paper by Kurt Cobain.  Letter reads in full "Dear Empty TV/ the entity of all Corporate / GODS / We will survive without you/ easily - - the / oldschool is going / DOWN FAST/ my lifes Dedication/ is Now to Do Nothing/ But SLAG something / Kurdt Kobaineee professional Rock musician."  Undated.  A 1993 interview at the MTV Video Music Awards with Nirvana shows Cobain and other members of the band railing against the monopoly MTV had on music listenership.  9 by 7 1/2 inches"

The letter, which was estimated between $1000 and $2000, eventually sold for $12800.

A scanned version of the letter can be seen here.

The above video shows Kurt and the band's famous interview at the MTV awards in 1993, which is when the letter is also assumed to have been written.

Rich Beech
www.StudioParanormal.com

 

 

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