Fifth Element, The

Lot # 275 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Picasso Paint Test

Stock #96957

A Picasso paint test from the production of Luc Besson's sci-fi adventure The Fifth Element. Picasso was the pet of the corrupt industrialist Zorg (Gary Oldman). The adorable creature attempted to help his master when Zorg started choking on a cherry.

This fibreglass paint test was created by the production to finalise the colourful pattern that would appear on the creature's hide in the film. The art department worked from an initial illustration to make Picasso three-dimensional, and after his shape was approved the pattern was applied. Once final approval was received from director Besson, the team began work on painting the silicone puppet.

There is some wear from production use and age, including scuffing and scratching. There is also a crack on the left side of Picasso's neck and some minor staining. Dimensions: 90 cm x 43 cm x 60 cm (35 1/2" x 17" x 24")

£3,000 - 5,000 † Δ

Item size - 35.43" x 16.93" x 23.62" (90cm x 43cm x 60cm)

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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