BATMAN RETURNS (1992) - Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) Prototype Make-Up Test Bust

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BATMAN RETURNS (1992) - Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) Prototype Make-Up Test Bust
A make-up test bust of Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer), made for Tim Burton’s superhero sequel Batman Returns. Paint busts are used by make-up artists to test the effects of make-up and develop aesthetic concepts, ensuring accuracy and saving time on set. The film was nominated for several awards, including a Saturn Award, for its costume designs.

Inspired by a German sculpture of a patchwork-like woman’s head and shoulders, this lifelike clay bust was sculpted by Jose Fernandez and painted by costume designer Bob Ringwood for the approval of the director. This concept was approved. The white-painted facial area features bright red lip colouring and darkened eye sockets. This bust is presented on a custom-made black wood display. Minor paint cracks and wear show on the cowl from production use, with further holes and marks around the base. The right ear shows signs of repair. Dimensions: 32 cm x 61 cm x 42 cm (12 ½” x 24” x 16 ½”)


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