Guillermo del Toro: At Home With The Monsters

As a Halloween Special this year, Prop Store are giving you a sneak peek at the amazing LACMA Exhibition – Guillermo del Toro: At Home With The Monsters…

 

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Guillermo del Toro, Image © The Independant

 

Throughout his filmmaking career, Guillermo del Toro has shown himself to be one of the most imaginative directors of his generation, with his distinctive style that bent and reshaped the genres of modern horror and fantasy. His amazing list of work, however – which includes fan-favourites such as Hellboy (2004), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013), and more recently Crimson Peak (2015) – is not the only thing that he is famous for. Del Toro is also known in the collecting communities for his immense personal collection of TV, movie and pop-culture memorabilia, costumes, artwork and much more. Spread across his various homes, his collection has grown from his childhood action figures and comics, to a collection of over 10,000 pieces of movie and TV history, which has now (in part) been brought together in an amazing exhibition – Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters  at the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art (LACMA). The exhibition itself will run from August 1st – 27th November 2016, and showcases over 400 of del Toro’s personal memorabilia collection.

 

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Guillermo del Toro’s Bleak House, Image © Josh White/ JWPictures.com

 

“The collection just kept expanding. It took up four rooms in our house, and it started to get very cramped. I didn’t want to keep it in piles. I wanted to have the books classified, the art hung and so forth. So, around 2006, I bought the first of the two houses that are now Bleak House. It took me four years to organise.”

Guillermo del Toro, The Independant, 2016

 

This September, some of Prop Store’s LA team were lucky enough to go to the exhibition and see for themselves the wondrous horrors of the Guillermo Collection – check out some of their pictures below!

 

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Various Props and Costumes from Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) – including the Mecha-Glove, Schufftein Glasses, Hellboy’s Gun (Big Baby) and Leather Jacket

 

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Artwork from Hellboy (2004) – Mike Mignola Art, Kroenen’s Clockwork Vest and Gregori’s Mecha-Glove

 

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The Angel Of Death (Doug Jones) Full Costume, Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

 

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The Pale Man (Doug Jones) Full Costume, Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

 

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Labyrinth Artwork and The Faun (Doug Jones) Full Costume, Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

 

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Young Mako (Mana Ashida) Costume, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) Full Jaegar Costume and Kaiju Parasite, Pacific Rim (2013)

 

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Various Costumes and Artwork, Crimson Peak (2014)

 

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The collection shown in this exhibition comes directly from del Toro’s very own LA home of antiquities – Bleak House, which currently houses most of del Toro’s full personal memorabilia collection.

 

“It’s maybe 10 per cent of what is in the house. The house still looks very full but, to me, a shelf that has books on it without having action figures too is an empty shelf!”

Guillermo del Toro, The Independant, 2016

 

So, if you are an obsessive del Toro fan, or you just want a chance to see some really cool and never-before-seen TV and film memorabilia, then make sure you check out the Guillermo del Toro: At Home With The Monsters exhibition at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum Of Art) before it ends at the end of November, 2016!

 

And if you haven’t already had a chance to look, Prop Store’s The Twilight Saga Auction is currently live to bid on, with 900 props, artwork and costumes from the five Twilight Saga films. So Register Now to bid online or over the phone and check back soon for more news on future auctions!

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