The images from Kurt Cobain’s last formal photoshoot will be sold as a non-fungible token (NFT) next month.
The Last Session, a project by photographer Jesse Frohman, collects 104 photographs shot just months prior to the Nirvana frontman’s death in 1994. It includes never-before-seen images, polaroids, call sheets and more.
Bidding on the collection begins 3 May and will end on 7 May. The opening bid is set at 2.7 Ether (ETH) – which converts to roughly $7,229 at press time. A portion of the proceeds from the NFT auction will go to the JED Foundation, an NPO which deals with suicide prevention and teen mental health in the US.
While rare photos of the grunge icon have on occasion surfaced in small batches since his passing, Frohman had different ideas about how he wanted to release his long sat-on images.
“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,” Frohman told Rolling Stone.
On bundling over 100 images together for the sale, he said: “It’s something so special that won’t be offered again.”
You can preview some of the photos on Frohman’s website now, but only the owner of the NFT will have access to high-resolution images.
NFTs have been likened to digital art pieces, representing ownership over an original file copy. In recent times, artists have embraced the format to release exclusive music, merch and more.
Kings Of Leon generated over $2 million from NFT sales of their latest album When You See Yourself.