KURT COBAIN's Letter To COURTNEY To Be Auctioned Off

According to The New York Post, a never-before-seen letter from NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain to his then-wife Courtney Love, written as the doomed rock star was hallucinating on LSD in a British hotel, is expected to fetch between $12,000 and $14,000 as part of a sale of rock 'n' roll memorobilia at Christie's on Dec. 17.

The undated two-page letter, scrawled in black ballpoint on lined 8 x 11-inch paper, is headed "Courtney Love Breakfast Fax" and was written by Cobain while he was on tour with NIRVANA in the U.K. in November 1991. He asked a receptionist at the Sheffield Hotel to fax it to Love for him, and when the receptionist asked Cobain what she should do with the original, he said she could keep it as a souvenir.

The letter, seen exclusively by Page Six's Tom Sykes, begins with Cobain describing his acid trip — "Out of all the times I've been on acid, I've never been able to hallucinate with such repetitive control," he writes. "I'm hallucinating at will, over and over again in this English shoebox with pastel curtains and normal little victorian [sic] lamps and drawers. It's all too normal and impossible to explain." Read more at NME.com.


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