Posted on Friday, February 25th, 2011 by Angie Han
Love Kevin Smith? Have money to burn? Well, what are you doing April 10? Auction house Propworx announced yesterday that it would be partnering with Smith for Kevin Smith Sells Out: The Official Askewniverse Garage Sale, a sale of hundreds of props and collectibles from Smith’s various film and comic projects. Hit the jump for more details, including a statement from Smith.
Kevin Smith Sells Out is part of Smith’s cross-country tour for his new horror film Red State, which he bought from himself for $20 at the last auction he hosted. (Let’s hope this one doesn’t end the same way.) Notable items up for sale include Bartleby’s angel wings and fake blood-stained armor from Dogma and the burnt Quick Stop cash register from Clerks, as well as artwork from Smith’s runs on Green Arrow and Daredevil: The Man Without Fear. Smith plans to podcast live for Jay and Silent Bob Get Old throughout the event.
Fans and potential buyers will have a chance to preview the items at the screening and Q&A for Red State on April 9 at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theatre. The auction will begin the following day, April 10, at 10:00 AM at the Pasadena Convention Center. Those who prefer to participate from home will be able to bid online through LiveAuctioneers. A comprehensive catalog will be also available for purchase through Propworx.
Here’s what Smith has to say about the whole thing:
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As a prop-lovin’ movie geek, it is my distinct pleasure to unload these beloved props on other movie geeks with disposable income and a boner for all things Askew. And as much as I love the costumes and crap from all of our flicks, I’m selling these storied pieces of the View Askewniverse to help us self-distribute our new film Red State. In essence, I’ve gotta sell the past if I wanna pay for the future. If you’re a fan of anything we’ve ever done, I suggest getting a second job or a second mortgage – because there’s bound to be an actual piece of View Askew history you will need to own. Soar like an angel with the wings from DOGMA! Dress like a C.L.I.T. from JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK! Own the painting of birds bought at a diner in CHASING AMY! Frame the pages of actual artwork from years of comic books I’ve written! But if nothing else, make sure you pick up the AWESOME hardcover auction catalog Propworx has put together: it’s like the View Askew Yearbook, packed with images of everything that’s up for sale on April 10th – when we’ll be doing JAY AND SILENT BOB GET OLD – live, during the auction, color-commentating on our selling-out!