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Swiss Artist - Creator of Alien Xenomorph - Hans Rudi Giger R.I.P.

Posted on the 13 May 2014 by Freeplanet @CUST0D1AN
according to SWISS INFO, Hans Rudi Giger, the fantastic and haunted Swiss artist responsible for the the Derelict spaceship, Egg Chamber, Xenomorph, Egg, Facehugger, Space Jockey (in Ridley Scott's Alien) and hundreds of other works of projects, paintings and scupture, has died, aged 74, from injuries sustained in a fall.
The renowned Swiss artist H.R. Giger has died at the age of 74, as a result of injuries sustained in a fall. Giger, who passed away in a Zurich hospital, was most famous for the alien monster he created for the movie of the same name.

The news item goes on to explain that, though he was an Oscar winner, he wasn't very well respected by the Swiss authorities. At one point being TURNED DOWN for grant aid.
“Giger is for me one of the most important Swiss artists of the second half of the 20th century,” said Bezzola. Despite his Oscar, Giger was never really recognised by the establishment in Switzerland; he was ignored between 1967 and 1970 when he applied for federal grants.

Anyway, here's a retrospective of some of my favorite Giger pieces: Swiss artist - creator of Alien xenomorph - Hans Rudi Giger R.I.P.  Swiss artist - creator of Alien xenomorph - Hans Rudi Giger R.I.P.  Swiss artist - creator of Alien xenomorph - Hans Rudi Giger R.I.P. 

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