Pawn Stars: Corey Lowballs Seller for Alien Movie Art (Season 13) | History

Pawn Stars: Corey Lowballs Seller for Alien Movie Art (Season 13) | History



– What do we got? I have an HR Giger
limited-edition book that also has
a lithograph signed and numbered from "Aliens 3." Oh, that's cool. It's actually signed
by HR Giger, huh? Yeah. He's basically known for being
the inspiration behind Ridley Scott's "Alien" movies. I remember seeing about
maybe five minutes of "Alien" when I was a kid and being
absolutely terrified. [laughter] It's pretty intense. You can tell exactly
what it's from. This is the one that had like
the other, like, baby alien inside his mouth, right? Exactly. His first works were ink
drawings and oil paintings, and then he discovered airbrush. It was– it's what he's
really known for it. Yeah, and he was
a little crazy. I heard something like he
suffered from night terrors, and painting was kind
of like his therapy. And apparently he
did a lot of stuff where he combined
humans with machines. It's a lot of
biomechanical stuff. That's it, yeah. Yeah. I mean, it looks like there's
some kind of man on top of a bubble shooting a gun. But I mean, this
stuff is pretty cool. HR Giger was the man when it
came to creating all things creepy in the second
half of the 20th century, and it was his
artwork they helped catapult the movie "Alien"
into such a monster hit. You can't deny the
guy had talent, and I know there's
collectors out there that would love to get their
hands on something like this. Definitely pretty cool. And how much are
you going to get? I'd like to see $600. $600, OK. The signature is what
makes it really unique. I'd like to have a buddy of
mine come down and check it out. Sure, yeah. And I'll be right back, OK? Cool. Thanks. I wasn't surprised
he wanted to get a signature expert to come in. I have no doubts that it will
be a true signature, though. Wow. This is pretty cool. This guy was kind of
a really unique guy. 1976 rolls around. He does his painting,
and Ridley Scott sees it. And he says, whoa,
wait a minute. This is kind of what I have
in mind for my movie "Alien." And that's where he
was inspired to do the aliens, and the
next thing you know, this guy is designing aliens. And as you can see
here, man, I mean, this is some pretty crazy stuff. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, it's not like this
guy was on a normal level. I mean, he basically used to say
you're either creative or crazy if you liked his work. So Ridley Scott was
one or the other. HR Giger became this really
famous guy based off "Alien." And the next thing you know the
rock stars latched onto him, and they wanted to use him
for artwork for their albums. So the guy's place in the
movie and the music industry is pretty big. And there really isn't much
to this guy's autograph. If you take a look
here, this is just someone that just wanted to
get it over with as quickly as possible, OK? Another example of his, again,
with this really rushed H. And I mean a little
inconsistent with his last name, but his first name really
choppy, up and down. You could see the
formation on both of these. There's absolutely no
question in my mind. Real signature here, Corey. Very good. OK? So any idea of what you
think it might be worth? Well, you know, I think the
interesting thing about this is that it's a nice book, OK,
but all the value's right here, you know. And you know what? I've seen these lithos before. They're not, again, ultra rare,
and we have an edition of 350, so you know there's 349
of them out there still. But with that said, the
guy's no longer living. He's really, really highly
collectible for Aliens fans. I would put this value
right at about $1,200. OK. Right on, man.
I appreciate you coming down. – Yeah, good to see.
– Thank you. – Yeah, good luck to you.
– Hey, thanks a bunch. Yep. If Corey's able to make a deal
on this piece, the market, yeah, it's limited,
but thanks to "Alien," his work's going to be popular. And if it's work about the
main alien in the movie, there's no doubt about it. People are going to want that. So I know you came
and asking for $600. You heard it was worth $1,200. Yeah. What do you want for it now? I'm very happy to hear
that it's worth that much. So I'd like to think about $900. I'm going to go around $400. That's a third of the $1,200. How about $750? Let's cut to the chase, man.
$500, that's the most I can do. It's going to be a few
hundred bucks to frame it. At the end of the
day, I'm only making a few hundred bucks in it. It's going to take me
a while to sell it. Let's rewind and go back
to what I said originally and go with the $600. $500. Yeah, sure. All right, cool. I'll meet you right over there
and write you up, all right? I'm real happy with the $500. It's more than I
thought I'd get. My wife and I have
split up, and I think I'll give
my ex-wife a call tonight and let her know that
it all worked out in the end.

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