Generator Auction

Auction Catalogue for Puppet Place Generator.

Bidding for these items is only possible by joining us for Generator on 10 May at Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol. The auction will be led by Caroline Hawley from Bargain Hunt and Flog It. Tickets are £25 and available from Tobacco Factory Theatres Box Office on 0117 902 0344. Generator starts at 7pm, with the first half an hour or so available for browsing the artwork in the auction. All proceeds from Generator are going to support Puppet Place’s programme of work and make improvements to our building.


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Model box artwork (2016)
Bespoke sculpture
by Max Dorey Resident Artist

Made of woods, glues and paint.
Donated by the Artist
400 x 180 x 240mm, to be hung on nail

Ogof Puppet (2014)
From Outpost
by Green Ginger – Resident Artist

Made of foam, uPVC pipe,
wood, elastics, paints and varnish
Design by Chris Pirie and
Joseph Wallace
Fabricated by Emma Powell.
Bundled with an original signed production sketch
by Chris Pirie (unframed, not pictured).
550mm tall

Book Hive Cell (2014)
Interactive animatronic sculpture
by Rusty Squid – Resident Artist

Commissioned for Bristol Central Library’s
400th anniversary,
One of 400 cells created for celebratory installation
in library’s historic foyer,
400 x 400 x 400mm, wall mount and instructions supplied.

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Collection of Jim Henson books

(first editions)
Various authors
Donation by The Jim Henson Foundation NYC.

Books, a small felt Kermit puppet,
an original feather from Big Bird
and personal thank you from Jim’s daughter Cheryl Henson and
(letter and feather framed separately).

It’s Not Easy Being Green (2005)
by Jim Henson
(signed by Cheryl Henson), hardcover.
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal (2014)
by ACH Smith and Brian Froud, hardcover.
Faerie’s Tales (2014)
by Brian and Wendy Froud, hardcover.
Imagination Illustrated; The Jim Henson Journal (2012)
by Karen Falk, hardcover.
Fraggle Rock (2010) by
Various Artists, hardcover.
The Art of the Muppets (1980)
by Various Artists, softcover.

Xray (2008)

Limited edition silk screen print,

signed by Joe Magee (Resident Artist)  

and Bill Bailey

Poster design for comedian and musician Bill Bailey’s show
Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra
at Royal Albert Hall, London, 15-17 October 2008,
four colours, hand printed on Fabriano Artistico, natural white, one deckled edge.
Signed by Joe Magee and Bill Bailey in pencil.
760 x 560mm, comes framed

Pedalbase hand-built bike shed

Donated by The Bike Shed Company

A perfect solution for safe, smart and unobtrusive bike storage.
Fits three adult bicycles.
Delivery and full installation included.
Kindly donated by Dan Danson,
owner of The Bike Shed Company and Puppet Place Trustee.
1900 x 900 x 1250 mm

The Bike Shed Company is based in Bower Ashton Woodyard
a co-operative space occupied by a small number of independent craftspeople,
all of whom work with wood responsibly sourced from UK forests.

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Limited edition Giclee print

from Labyrinth

by Brian Froud

Painting features Froud’s goblins that appear in Labyrinth and

The Dark Crystal and Froud’s son Toby, the baby in Labyrinth.
Signed and remarked by the Artist
(original drawings).
18.5” x 26.5”, comes in black glaze frame.

Brian Froud is a celebrated English fantasy illustrator,
best known for his conceptual and costume designs for
Jim Henson films Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal.
He lives on Dartmoor with his wife Wendy,
one of a small team that created the original Yoda puppet for Star Wars.

Labyrinth (1986)
Original costume design, signed.
by Brian Froud

Original costume design by Brian Froud for ball costume from Labyrinth.
16” x 20”, pen ink and pencil, framed.

Brian Froud is a celebrated English fantasy illustrator,
best known for his conceptual and costume designs for
Jim Henson films Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal.
He lives on Dartmoor with his wife Wendy,
one of a small team that created the original Yoda puppet for Star Wars.

Liberal Lessons No.128 (2016)
Original drawing, signed
by Terry Gilliam

Pen and ink on acid-free cartridge paper, text:
Liberal Lessons No.128 – Learning to see the world through someone else’s eyes.
210 x 290mm, framed (unframed in catalogue image).

Terry Gilliam is a celebrated film maker and animator and
a co-founder of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
His award-winning films include Time Bandits, Brazil,
12 Monkeys and Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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Joey & Topthorn (2014)
Artist’s proof, signed

by Adrian KohlerArtist’s proof (1/111) depicting models for horse puppets
Joey and Topthorn from National Theatre’s award winning production War Horse,
photopolymer gravure and chine-rolled on handmade hemp paper.
Donated by Handspring Puppet Company
350 x 420mm, unframed.

Adrian Kohler co-founded Handspring Puppet Co. with Basil Jones in 1981.
Both were responsible for the design and movement for the War Horse puppets

Morph (2016)
Live sculpt for Puppet Place Generator
by Peter Lord

Live sculpt by Peter Lord of the Morph character from Aardman Animation.
Plasticsene, approximately 14cm in height.
Box and instructions for care included.

Peter Lord co-founded Aardman Animation with David Sproxton in Bristol.
They created Morph in 1977.
From 1980-81, Morph appeared in his own TV series
The Amazing Adventures of Morph.
Aardman Animation is an Academy Award-winning animation firm,
best known for its Wallace & Gromit series
and films such as Chicken Run and Shaun the Sheep movie

Photography by Isla Molleson, Adam DJ Laity, Aardman Animations, Henson Foundation, The Bike Shed Company.

With thanks to all the artists and companies who have so generously donated to the Auction.