The auction includes images of the late Nirvana frontman fans will surely recognize – the images of Cobain in the trapper hat, leopard print jacket, and large white glasses are some of the most iconic. The drop also features contact sheets and negatives that have never been scanned before making them the first time they’ll have ever been seen in public.
Frohman explains to Rolling Stone how he wanted to include all images from the shoot in one drop. “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. It’s something so special that won’t be offered again.”
Bidding starts at 27.27 ETH (a nod to the singer’s age, roughly equating to $72,000 USD). The winner will also receive one full-sized print of their choice from the collection, as well as a chance for their own photoshoot with Frohman.
Other “affordable” options include the “Nevermind Editions,” 10 unique, colorized quadriptchys of Cobain, with a starting bid of 2.7 ETH ($7,000 USD). There’s also the “In Utero Editions”, 20 five-of-five portraits, and Nirvana group shots featuring Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, each colorized like the “Nevermind Editions” available as a “buy it now” option for just 1 ETH, which is about $2,600.
The auction goes live May 3rd at 12 PM ET at nft.jessefrohman.com and ends May 7th.