The Propstore of London, in association with Grant Naylor Productions, have begun a very special auction this December – the centrepiece of which is an item with an important and poignant history all of its own.
The ‘Rimmer on the Toilet’ painting was revealed during the final telling denouement of the Red Dwarf II episode Kryten. It was created especially for the production and has become one of the most iconic images of the second series.
The painting was ‘adopted’ by production designer Mel Bibby when he joined the crew for Series III, constructing sets for all subsequent seasons. It remained in his possession until his tragic death from cancer in June, 2002, aged just 54.
Mel’s wife Chrissie (best known to fans as Chrissie Moses, a Red Dwarf stalwart since Series IV) has asked that the painting be auctioned, with all proceeds donated to Cancer Research. With remarkable generosity, the Propstore have agreed to run the auction for us, and have even added some 50 items from their collection, a percentage of the proceedings from which will also be donated to this worthy cause.
It’s a chance to do some good this Christmas, as well an opportunity to pick up a genuine piece of Red Dwarf memorabilia. The auctions kick off on Friday, December 3rd.
Each auction will run for seven days with ten new items going live each weekday. Therefore the first auction will end on Friday the 10th, with the others finishing on consecutive days thereafter.
Cancer Research UK is a registered charity No. 1089464.