Kurt Cobain's Last-Ever Photo Session Is Being Sold as an NFT
Published Apr 29, 2021Although it still feels like the digital equivalent to fidget spinners, the nifty NFT trend does not seem to be going away. Instead, more and more things are being swept up in the hype. Up next? The final portraits of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
Photographer Jesse Frohman took the last professional photos of Cobain right before his death in the spring of 1994. He's got over 100 photos of the late artist, and he'll auction them off as an NFT he's called "The Last Session."
Speaking with Rolling Stone, Frohman explained that he was excited by the prospect of selling multiple photos in one bundle.
"Everyone was doing an individual picture here, an individual picture there, maybe a group of three here, but I wanted to do something that other people hadn't done before," he said. "It's something so special that won't be offered again."
Frohman added that the collection features so many different emotions that it feels like a movie. "It's like a cinema study," he said.
The NFT will go on sale on May 3 at 12 p.m. ET, and the opening bid is set at 27.27 ETH, which is approximately $72,000 USD. There are also limited edition standalone options featuring colourized portraits that can be purchased at an opening bid equivalent to $7,000 USD or $2,600 USD.
A portion of the sales will be donated to the JED Foundation, which is a nonprofit focused on suicide prevention.
If you want to drop some serious money on some digital pictures of Kurt Cobain, check out the NFT auction here.