A cartoon drawn by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain sold for $ 281,000 (£ 199,000) at an auction, more than 28 times its estimated value.
The drawing, done in black felt on stationery from the TNT Music Center in Singapore, shows a scribbled character playing the guitar and the words, “I can’t play and I don’t care!” It is signed “Kurdt Kobain (sic) Rock Star”.
The sale reached $ 281,250, more than 28 times its estimated guide price of $ 10,000 (£ 7,000). The buyer wishes to remain anonymous, but is a private collector and a fan of the musician, according to the auctioneers.
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Cobain was 27 when he committed suicide at his home in Seattle in 1994.
The design was donated by Cobain to Jacque Chong, a photographer he worked with on Nirvana’s Nevermind album promotional tour of Singapore in 1992.
It was sold during Julien’s Auctions Music Icons three-day event, which saw nearly $ 5million (£ 3.5million) of items sold.
Other items for sale included a 1994 blue Cloud guitar made by Andy Beech and commissioned and owned by Prince, which was sold for $ 281,250 (£ 199,000), exceeding its estimated value of $ 60,000 (£ 42,500) .
A Schecter cloud white guitar, also custom-made for the music legend, sold for $ 50,000 (£ 35,000).
Five of late rocker Eddie Van Halen’s Charvel EVH Art Series electric guitars, including the last guitar he played on stage in the series, sold for a combined total of $ 210,225 (£ 149,000).
A Yamaha C-1 series red grand piano by Elton John, signed by the singer and including the matching bench, sold for $ 150,000 (£ 106,000). Meanwhile, the handwritten lyrics for Sir Elton’s 1974 single Candle In The Wind, by Bernie Taupen, cost $ 76,800 (£ 54,000).
The black jersey and cutout mesh bodysuit and matching black motorcycle jacket worn by Cher in the music video for her 1989 hit If I Could Turn Back Time cost $ 115,200 (£ 81,600).
The outfit has already been auctioned off and loaned to Cher for her to wear when presenting an MTV Video Music Award to Lady Gaga in 2010.