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H.R. Giger Has Passed

The artist has passed

By Robert T. Trate     May 13, 2014
Source: NY Daily News


H.R. Giger (1940-2014)
© H.R. Giger

 

The Swiss artist renowned in the Sci-Fi community for his work on Alien has died.  H.R. Giger recently suffered a fall, it was that injury that lead to his death. The artist was 74 years old. H.R. Giger’s artistry is a terrifying mix of technology and sexuality. It was that combination that lead director Alejandro Jodorowski to hire H.R. Giger for his Dune adaptation. That doomed collaboration lead H.R. Giger to meet Dan O’Bannon, the writer of "Alien". An Academy Award later for Visual Effects and the rest, they say, is history. 

In an interview with Starlog Magazine, H.R. Giger spoke about his work and the people who liked it: "My paintings seem to make the strongest impression on people who are, well, who are crazy". 

Those of us that have seen his work come to life, certainly did go crazy for it.

Mania’s thoughts and prayers go out to Giger family and friends. 

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Chopsaki 5/13/2014 4:11:03 PM

 R.I.P

monkeyfoot 5/13/2014 4:57:13 PM

A man with an innovative vision that I know changed the movies.

wrrlykam 5/13/2014 5:01:40 PM

Rob, you need to adjust the black and white picture's title/credit from 1970 to 1940.

Giger's work was the stuff of nighmare and yet strangely compelling. Sad news.

6dra6on6 5/13/2014 5:04:54 PM

He was/is my all time favorite artist. He sparked my imagination back in '79 (I was 11 yrs old) when Alien came out and I have been a huge fan ever since. He was such a great artist.

jedi4sshield 5/13/2014 5:16:46 PM

 He was a true inspiration and influence in my own work, R.I.P. Giger!

Muenster 5/13/2014 5:40:09 PM

What an odd man with truly unique work. Always wished he had done more. RIP maestro. 

samurai1138 5/13/2014 5:46:09 PM

 There was no greater artist in the 20th century in my humble opinion and I say that as a former gallery director and dealer of original works by Picasso and Dali. I'm glad he was overlooked by most people, he shone in the darkness of the shadows and meant so much more to his devoted core of followers   

DarthBob 5/13/2014 6:25:38 PM

Dude had a whacked imagination but in a good way.

VermithraxPejorative 5/13/2014 6:31:40 PM

Alien is still one of my most beloved movies of all-time, and Giger's design of one of the greatest "aliens" ever in movie history will remain the most iconic design of his. He had a disturbing, but brilliant vision, and his influence to quite possibly the single greatest Sc-Fi Horror movie ever made will live on. His work on Prometheus tied that wonderful movie to Alien like nothing else.

R.I.P. Mr. Giger!

RedHood2010 5/13/2014 6:41:26 PM

Most definately Darth, but it sure paid off didn't it!  R.I.P. Mr. Giger!

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