The naked baby on the cover of ‘Nevermind,’ popular 1991 album of popular grunge rock band Nirvana, is Stephen Elden, and now he is grown up. If you are a fan of Nirvana, you might remember the image, though, of course, you may not know the name of the child. But now you do.
So what is Spencer Elden’s net worth? The answer is that Spencer Elden currently has a net worth of $50K, despite his then association with the popular band. And he seems dissatisfied with it. He is still very young and likely to win some money in a settlement from Nirvana.
Elden, now 30 years old, is trying to seek financial compensation for what he claims was the exploitation of his 4-month-old version. Curt Kobain’s estate, photographer Kirk Weddle, band members of Nirvana, and the record labels that distributed the album with image, are all being sued by him.
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Spencer Elden’s net worth
Elden’s estimated net worth is around $50,000. His parents won $100 for his childhood photoshoot in which he became the cover photographer for the famed band Nirvana. Elden’s cover image has sold almost 30,000 copies worldwide.
Spencer wants to ask for $115 000 compensation to fill that place. He says he’s brought a lawsuit against all the Nirvana members since they all sold nude pictures of him. Spencer has been charged with exploitation with sexual harassment. He said this picture was pornographic and I hurt very deeply. I think he will get some compensation for earning millions of dollars. His artwork and modeling make him popular in America.
Personal life & career
Spencer is a professional artist who created some great paintings. It would have been fun for him to recreate the same childhood picture when he reached 17 years of age. Elden’s skeletal remains are covered. He has posted more than a dozen pictures with her that show him touring and enjoying her company. He didn’t divulge information publicly about his life but he generally saw many pictures on his social media with a girl. In his postings, he listed her name many times that concludes he has relations with both people. He modeled in many companies as well as agencies.
How rich is Spencer Elden?
His wealth is a total of about $45,000. Elden appeared on Nirvana’s Nevermind album cover which sold 30 million copies. At this time a little boy was a few months old. The cover features him swimming after a dollar bill that is pulled out with a fish hook. He is an artist and has made some successful art forms. He is also known for his naked image he took at the age of 4 months but most people know him in general for this photo. He spent most of his childhood drawing and was drawn to art and spent much of his childhood drawing.
Spencer Elden – @S_Elden – 23
The Baby on Nevermind album by Nirvana
Now a fine art student in Pasadena. pic.twitter.com/5Aebkua2L1
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Spencer Elden Wiki, Bio, Age
Spencer Elden was born on 7 February 1991 in California. It’s also known as Nirvana baby. He’s presently studying architecture and sculpture at California Art Centre for Architecture and Design. He has an Aquarius zodiac sign. His father names themselves Rick Elden and his mother no longer mention it. Spencer is 30 now and studies design at Art Centre & Design. He is earlier in Nirvana’s Nevermind Album as a baby. The album never mind was published by United Rock Band.
Spencer Elden Wife And Age Details
Spencer Elden is not currently married and has no wife. He didn’t reveal too much about the relationship or love. Spencer’s age is 29. He was born on 6 February 1991 on Los Angeles. No information can be found on the Internet about him. He seems single and hasn’t formally said his real name.
Federal laws violated
Elden’s suit, filed in Los Angeles, that seeks $150K from each of the parties, claims that his “identity and legal name are forever tied to the commercial sexual exploitation he experienced as a minor, which has been distributed and sold worldwide from the time he was a baby to the present day.”
It appears to be based on alleged violations of federal child pornographic laws. According to him, his parents never signed a release for the image.
Weddle, who took the picture, was apparently a friend of Rick Elden, who, in 2008, is reported to have told NPR that he was offered $200 by Weddle to “throw your kid in the drink.”
The cult of ‘Nevermind’
Nirvana’s album ‘Nevermind’ has sold over 30 million copies globally and is recognized by many as one of the greatest albums ever produced. In 1992, Nirvana’s second album, consisting of popular singles like “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Come as You Are,” and “Lithium,” also reached the top position on US Billboard 200.
The cover of the ‘Nevermind’ album that carries the image of a naked infant boy swimming towards a dollar bill on a fishing hook, is supposed to connote “a sex worker – grabbing for a dollar bill,” according to the lawsuit. The original plan, supposedly of covering the boy’s penis, was never executed.
Elden, an artist in Los Angeles, has trained under Shephard Fairey, a street artist, complains that because of the picture he has “suffered and will continue to suffer lifelong damages.”
“It’s hard not to get upset when you hear how much money was involved,” he told Time on one occasion. “[When] I go to a baseball game and think about it: ‘Man, everybody at this baseball game has probably seen my little baby penis,’ I feel like I got part of my human rights revoked.”
In 2016 he appears to have told Time that he had considered taking legal action against Geffen Records but was not successful.
Recreation of the image
Whatever his issues with the original image, Elden appears to have recreated it on multiple occasions. Once, when he was 17, in 2008. And then once more in 2016, to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the album. Both these attempts are with him wearing shorts.
He told the New York Post, “I said to the photographer, ‘Let’s do it naked.’ But he thought that would be weird, so I wore my swim shorts.”
‘Nevermind’ is tattooed across his chest in the 2016 version.