The House Swimsuit From ‘2001: A House Odyssey’ May Attain $300,000 at Public sale

2001 a space odyssey space suit auction

Movie fanatics, significantly these with a powerful Stanley Kubrick leaning, are in for a deal with. The spacesuit featured closely within the visionary director’s seminal 1968 movie 2001: A House Odyssey is headed for the public sale block––and it may fetch as a lot as $300,000.

Placed on by Julien’s Auctions, the sale (entitled Hollywood: Legends and Explorers) is stuffed to the brim with memorabilia from Tinseltown’s most adventurous motion pictures. And it’s exhausting to get extra adventurous than deep house journey. Primarily based on a brief story by sci-fi writer Arthur C. Clarke, a lot of 2001‘s imagery and ideas have gone on to affect cinema at giant. Considered one of its most memorable sequences entails the principle character Dr. David Bowman, performed by Keir Dullea, as he navigates house journey donning the metallic spacesuit included within the lot.

The physique of the swimsuit has a silver-toned end whereas the included helmet is at the moment painted white (although it was repainted on a number of events in the course of the taking pictures course of and has 4 discernible layers to show it). Moreover having a distinctly futuristic look, the swimsuit’s materials additionally allowed it to replicate the lighting scheme of a given set, the rationale why it seems notably crimson and even gold in some movie stills.

2001 a space odyssey space suit auction

A entrance and rear view of the movie’s iconic spacesuit. 

Courtesy of Julien’s Auctions

Discovering main intact props from vital productions could be tough however particularly so with these originating from 2001: A House Odyssey. Legend has it that many of the manufacturing props and wardrobe had been destroyed after the movie’s manufacturing wrapped, which makes the objects that survived among the many rarest and most elusive.

The spacesuit comes full with the official MGM transport crate and even the identical boots worn for the film. Its bulbous helmet has a inexperienced base and inexperienced overspray confirming that, although it was seemingly worn by a number of actors, this instance was certainly worn by star Dullea.

The spacesuit, which has been in managed storage for the previous twenty years because it was first bought at public sale in 1999, has an estimate of $200,000 to $300,000. The sale will happen on-line on July 17th and 18th.

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