Get ready to bid for an authentic piece of LAIKA.
The Portland, Ore.-based studio behind the hit stop-motion features The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline will auction more than 250 puppets, models, props and pieces of art.
Heritage Auctions will hold the auction, titled The Art of LAIKA, Feb. 12 in Beverly Hills.
A portion of the proceeds of the auction will be donated to The Art of Elysium, a nonprofit arts organization that works to make art a catalyst for social change by bringing creativity and inspiration to children, artists and various populations in need.
Selected highlights from The Art of LAIKA will be on display in Dallas, Jan. 27-29, at Heritage Auctions (3500 Maple Ave., Dallas); Feb. 3-5 at Heritage Auctions Park Avenue (445 Park Ave., New York); and Feb. 9-12, at Heritage Auctions Beverly Hills (9478 W. Olympic Ave.).
Some of the items in the auction include, but are not limited to:
- Coraline production puppet in her iconic blue-starred sweater
- The Cat production puppet
- Other Mother production puppet in her elaborately realized black dress
- Norman production puppet in his baseball shirt outfit
- Zombie Judge production puppet with fully articulated mouth and face
- Intricate large-scale production props such as Mitch’s Van and “Zombie Attack” vending machine
- Original hand-drawn Annie Award-winning character designs
From The Boxtrolls
- Eggs and Boxtrolls production puppets complete with their “Box” outfits
- Snatcher production puppet in his exquisite hand and laser-etched velvet jacket
- Snatcher’s Mecha-Drill, at over five feet, the largest prop ever created for a stop-motion film
For more information about Heritage Auctions, and to join and receive access to a complete record of prices realized, with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit HA.com.