Nirvana Cover Session Negatives From SPIN Magazine Photo Shoot w/Copyrights Up For Auction

Music photographer Greg Watermann and Julien’s Auctions join forces for an unprecedented sale, currently available as part of Julien’s Music Icons auction, concluding this Saturday. Watermann shot NIRVANA for their first major magazine cover – SPIN’s 1992 New Music Issue which hit newsstands just as Nevermind was replacing Michael Jackson’s Dangerous as the No.1 album on the Billboard chart. Click HERE to view the auction.

The package includes everything from Watermann’s archive: one hundred original color slides and black-and-white negatives — every photo published plus the outtakes, the original contact sheets, signed analog gallery prints, the Hasselblad camera used for the shoot, additional copies of the 1992 magazine, and most importantly, full copyright transfer and ownership of all images.

Kurt Cobain and Nirvana left a lasting impression on the music world that will never be matched. Greg Watermann was one of the few photographers who were there to capture the moment in time with the band for this photoshoot. This camera, negatives, and copyrights that are being sold in our Music Icons auction are likely to be a once in a lifetime opportunity.”  – Darren Julien, President/CEO Julien’s Auctions

Julien’s Auctions will hold the two-day auction event “Music Icons” at 10am PST this Friday and Saturday, June 19-20. For more information on the auction and how to register and place bids go to

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