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H.R. Giger Gone

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Sci-Fi Artist H.R. Giger Has Died

Hans_Rudolf_Giger_Necronomicon_Dali_EditionSwiss artist H.R. Giger has died. According to reports in the Swiss press, Giger died of injuries after he suffered after sustaining a fall. He was 74 years old.

The surrealist artist was known for his work which explored the fusion between man and machine. He was best known for designing the sets of the film Alien. Giger was both the author and subject of many books. Giger published his first bookNecronomicon in 1977. Taschen published a comprehensive study of the artist’s work in a book in 2007.

Giger built his own museum in Gruyere, Switzerland which featured many of his sculptures and paintings. Here is more about the site from The Morpheus Gallery’s bio page of the artist.

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Posted on May 13, 2014 by Editor

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