Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall
All prices include the buyer’s premium
Kurt Cobain’s 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar played in the grunge rock group Nirvana’s breakthrough hit and 1991 music video Smells Like Teen Spirit sold for $4.5 million at a Music Icons auction held May 20-21-22 by Julien’s Auctions in New York City. Also, Johnny Cash’s owned and stage-played 1956 Martin model D-21 acoustic guitar hit $437,500; and the pink gown and accessories worn by Madonna in her classic music video Material Girl went for $287,500.