Rick Baker auction to see $750,000 worth of props go on sale

A chance to own a piece of movie magic is on the horizon, with $750,000 worth of prop masks, puppets and costumes from legendary makeup effects artist Rick Baker set to go under auction tomorrow.

Collectors and fans will be able to bid at no reserve on 417 lots from 50 productions spanning Baker’s varied career, with items available from Men In Black, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Harry And The Hendersons, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and many more.

Brandon Alinger, Prop Store COO, said: “Rick Baker’s career needs no introduction and it’s been an honour to work with him to prepare this exclusive sale. This is an exciting opportunity for collectors and fans to take home some of the brilliant creations from their favourite films.”

The auction will take place from 11am Pacific Standard Time on 29 May 2015 at the Hilton -­ Universal City, Los Angeles, USA. Bid can be made in person, via telephone or online via the Prop Store website (opens in new tab). The fully interactive catalogue is available for download at www.propstore.com/rickbaker/.

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