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H.R. Giger Collector's Edition

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Sideshow and TASCHEN present the H.R. Giger Collector's Edition Book.

“At its essence, Giger’s art digs down into our psyches and touches our very deepest primal instincts and fears. His art stands in a category of its own. The proof of this lies in the intensity of his work and imagination, which I can only compare to Hieronymus Bosch and Francis Bacon in their powers to provoke and disturb.” —Ridley Scott

Swiss artist HR Giger (1940–2014) is most famous for his creation of the space monster in Ridley Scott’s 1979 horror sci-fi film Alien, which earned him an Oscar. In retrospect, this was just one of the most popular expressions of Giger’s biomechanical arsenal of creatures, which consistently merged hybrids of human and machine into images of haunting power and dark psychedelia. The visions drew on demons of the past, as well as evoking mythologies for the future. Above all, they gave expression to the collective fears and fantasies of his age: fear of the atom, of pollution and wasted resources, and of a future in which our bodies depend on machines for survival. 

Begun shortly before the artist’s unexpected death, this SUMO-sized monograph pays homage to Giger’s unique vision. Featuring seven fold-out spreads, it shows the complete story of Giger’s life and art, his sculptures, film work, and iconic album covers as well as the heritage he left us in his own artist’s museum and self-designed bar in the Swiss Alps. In an in-depth essay, Giger scholar Andreas J. Hirsch plunges into the themes of Giger’s oeuvre and world while an extensive artist biography draws on contemporary quotes and Giger’s own writings.

Collector's Edition (No. 201-1,200), each numbered and signed by Carmen Giger / HR Giger Estate.

 

Whats In The Box

The H.R. Giger Collector’s Edition Book features:

  • Hardcover with fold-outs in clamshell box
  • 400 pages 
  • Numbered and signed by Carmen Giger / HR Giger Estate
Additional Details
Product Size
Height: 19.7" (50 cm)
Width: 14.4" (36.6 cm) *

Box Size
Height: 8.00" (20.3 cm)
Width: 20.00" (50.8 cm)
Depth: 26.00" (66 cm) *

Shipping Weight
30.00 lbs (13.6 kg) *

* Size and weight are approx. values
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SKU
904997
UPC
9783836538206

Item shown is a prototype. When shipped, the final production piece may differ in appearance.

Reviews

2 Reviews
the ultimate Giger book
August 10, 2022  |   Derek C.
5 star review
VERIFIED PURCHASE

I mean just look at it. Giger fans (which should be everyone), use the payment plan to buy it if you have to, you will not be disappointed.

5
To quote Marty McFly, "Whoa...this is heavy."
September 12, 2019  |   Karl R.
VERIFIED PURCHASE

Both literally & figuratively. Well worth the $$$ for any true HR Giger aficionado. The book is massive and will consume many hours of both reading the text as studying the art. Having the protective book enclosure is a bonus. Not easy to carry under one arm and in this case, that's a good thing.