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'Batman' costume art tipped to earn more than £10,000 at prop auction

Tom Beasley
·Contributor
·2-min read
Costume design art for Batman and The Penguin in 'Batman' and 'Batman Returns'. (Credit: Bob Ringwood/Prop Store)
Costume design art for Batman and The Penguin in 'Batman' and 'Batman Returns'. (Credit: Bob Ringwood/Prop Store)

Early artwork depicting designs for Michael Keaton’s batsuit and The Penguin in Tim Burton’s Batman movies is tipped to sell for as much as £14,000 at an upcoming auction.

The sketches from costume designer Bob Ringwood are among the most exciting lots being offered at Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction in December.

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There are more than 900 items on offer across the two-day event, including props and costumes, with a total value of more than £4m.

The Batman sketch, signed by the hero’s co-creator Bob Kane, is estimated to bring in between £6,000 and £8,000, while the sketch of Danny DeVito’s Batman Returns villain is likely to fetch between £4,000 and £6,000.

'Batman' costume sketch, signed by the hero's creator Bob Kane. (Credit: Bob Ringwood/Prop Store)
'Batman' costume sketch, signed by the hero's creator Bob Kane. (Credit: Bob Ringwood/Prop Store)

Other standout items available at Prop Store’s latest event include a matte painting of the Paramount Pictures logo from the 1950s, expected to rake in as much as £25,000.

There’s also a sketch by legendary special effects whizz Ray Harryhausen from Jason and the Argonauts, as well as art produced for Enter the Dragon and horror classic Child’s Play.

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Star Wars fans are also catered for, with the ability for collectors to pick up a painting by storyboard artist Roger Deer of production workers preparing the ice hangar on Hoth from Empire Strikes Back.

It was hung in producer Gary Kurtz's office and subsequently rescued by the crew member tasked with dismantling the office at the end of production.

Roger Deer painting of crew preparing the set of an ice hangar for 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back'. (Credit: Roger Deer/Prop Store)
Roger Deer painting of crew preparing the set of an ice hangar for 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back'. (Credit: Roger Deer/Prop Store)

Prop Store CEO Stephen Lane said: “Movie fans will be very excited to see some of the fantastic artwork we’ve got coming up in our Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction, particularly the incredible hand-drawn Batman costume sketches from legendary costume designer Bob Ringwood, with the Batman sketch even signed by Batman-creator, Bob Kane.”

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Operating out of Hertfordshire in the UK, Prop Store has sold thousands of items of movie memorabilia since it opened its doors in 1998.

The latest auction takes place on 1 December and 2 December, with interested parties able to watch the event via a live stream.

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