• Gary Miceli

OTHER: Jurassic Park (1993) - Tyrannosaurus Rex paint test head

Stan Winston was and will always be a legendary special make up-effects creator in Hollywood. He’s someone that was so special that his legacy will live on forever. The films he worked on includes Terminator, Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, and many, many others.

A Tyrannosaurus Rex paint-test head from the production of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning sci-fi adventure Jurassic Park went to auction. This head was created by Stan Winston Studio during the early stages of production as a paint-test example for how the T-Rex should look upon completion.

“The head is made of biscuit foam with a thin outer shell that has been realistically painted. There are no teeth remaining, but glue residue indicates where the teeth used to be affixed. On the neck there are several intentionally drilled holes, likely for mounting purposes. The piece has some wear from production use and age, including some chipping to the outer layer, most notably around the neck.”

Dimensions: 46 cm x 15 cm x 25.5 cm (18" x 6" x 10")

This paint-test head sold on September 30th, 2019 with the Propstore for $3,000.


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