Rick Baker is a Hero to the makeup effects community and has made some of the best quality creatures and make ups since the late 70’s having worked on Incredible melting man, American werewolf in London, Congo, Men in Black, Harry and the Hendersons and Gremlins 2. Perhaps best known for his gorilla work in Mighty Joe Young and Gorillas in the mist he is the face many ascribe currently to his craft.
So when Propstore announced the U.S. Sale on California of masks and creatures there is quite the body of work to be sold from closing his workshop space.
First up there are some missing pieces. Obviously Rick wouldn’t want to keep some pieces…many from the 70’s and 80’s have deteriorated too much and some stuff was sold or donated to museums, studios and private collectors long ago.
The catalogue is gorgeous and printed on high quality paper. Holding it in your hand is much more satisfying than the online version Mark my words especially for reference purposes. This like certain editions of Cinefex is a keeper reference piece.
So what’s left. Plenty as case may be. Check out images below for “Gremlins 2”. There are also costumes, unused pieces and full Gremlins for auction.
The “Men in Black” section features Mikey from the first film, and various other masks and full length creatures from the sequel. There are also worm guy items for sale!
A couple of points. Some of the pieces has been touched up and stabilized by Tom Spina so if you want to know the full tinkering done contact propstore for your questions.
Shipping may well be a concern too particularly as with the clay prototypes these will not travel well in shipment.
All items are to be sold without reserve but don’t expect to win something for $20 either. Rick Bakers fans are far and wide.
Congratulations on the catalogue. It’s as much a work of art as Ricks makeup.
Good luck and the sale begins in Los Angeles on May 29th 2015.
Thanks to Brandon at Propstore for the catalogue to review.