Sources: 89.3KPCC – By Miked Row| All Things Michael
Rick Baker is the make-up and creature effects artist behind iconic moments from the 1970s to today. You’ve seen his work in “Star Wars,” “An American Werewolf in London,” ” The Ring,” Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video and dozens more. Now, he’s auctioning off hundreds of pieces from a career in transformation.
“After he decided to downsize his facility, we had the great privilege of working alongside Baker for several weeks to clear more than thirty years of make-up history from his studio in preparation for auction,” according to a statement from the company behind the auction, Prop Store. “While Rick Baker retained a number of his favorite pieces, he simply no longer had room to keep all of the wonderful items from his career.”
The items go up for auction May 29 at the Hilton Universal City.
“Each of these creations is a part of a story, both from the film that inspired them and from my own life,” Baker writes in the auction catalog. “I have greatly enjoyed reliving it while putting together this collection.”
Check out photos of some of our favorite items, as well as shots from those pieces in action.
MICHAEL JACKSON’S “THRILLER”: ZOMBIE FACE AND HAND APPLIANCES
MICHAEL JACKSON’S “MOONWALKER”: MICHAEL JACKSON ROBOTIC FACIAL APPLIANCE AND LIFECAST
MICHAEL JACKSON’S MOONWALKER: MICHAEL JACKSON COMPLETE HEAD LIFECAST
MICHAEL JACKSON’S MOONWALKER: PAIR OF MICHAEL JACKSON HANDS
Read more here