inspired by the "Lord of the rings" epic, Giger created in the mid-1970s some works about it.
The print above ( published in 1975 with 99 copies ) shows a typical of Giger biomechanical landscape,
in which biological elements with technology seem to merge.
Like a world in which nature take place over a long forgotten technology.
A very expressive and impressive work
This graphic with the name "Mordor" published 1975 is one of very few "real" stone lithographs that Giger made.
For a stone-plate-litho the artist draw the motif direct on a stone-plate.
This stone is used as the print-plate for printing the edition ( only 99 copys was made for the "Mordor" litho ) .
Because of this printing technique each printed copy of the Edition is a little bit different, so that each sheet has a certain unique character.
It is also noteworthy that the stone plate with the original will be destroyed after the printing of the Edition.
The motif exists then exclusively in the previously printed lithographs.
Very rare and hard to find
The "Biomechanoid69" is one of the rarest graphics that exist of Giger.
Appeared in 1969, in a planned edition with 150 pieces, exist from this large-format graphic probably only a handful copys.
Whether the most copies get lost during a fire disaster at the Publisher, or the full number of the planned edition was not even printed,
it is definitely fact that there are only very few copys of this graphic exist.
The few known copys of this graphics are dedicated from giger for selected people.
My copy, that is in a excellent condition, is not dedicated but its marked from Giger with "AE" so this copy was sperated for the artist.
Friedrich Kuhn was an artist and companion by HR Giger.
In addition to the art, a close friendship has joined the two men.
A few months before Kuhn unexpected death Giger has made a photo of Kuhn showing him in casual attitude on his sofa.
To honor the great friendship, Giger has used the photo as base for a very impressive work.
Kuhn is surrounded by strange creatures in a Giger typical world.
Friendly surround these beings Kuhn, and everything exudes a high degree of peace and harmony .
From this work, a very large graphic, in an Edition with only 170 copies, was published in 1975.
Printed with the best printing technology as a " photogravure "
Because Giger want to made this graphic more special, he overworked each sheet from the edition by hand with airbrush.
So each copy differs a little from the others and made it to a unique piece
The "Plakat or Glarus" is a very extraordinary graphics.
Mid-1970s Giger and his friend C.Sandoz have worked together.
Although both artists art style is very different, it emerged works of great harmony.
The graphic shown above, limited to 200 copies, was released in 1977 and is an example
of this unusual but fastzinierenden community work of the two artists.
This graphic is a detail by one of the most famous Giger works: the spell VI Giger.
The first edition of Giger "Necronomicon" book was published in 1977.
On the title page of the Necronomicon the same motif is used.
To promote the publication of the book, this graphic in an edition with only 200 copies was published at the same time.
Very hard to find litho from 1977
Published in a edition with only 60 copys
The copy in my collection is marked with EA so it was made for the artist
These small graphics is something special.
An early ink drawing from giger with the name "Saxhphonist" was published in the year 2000
in a small Edition with only 66 copies on fine handmade paper.
The copy is from my collection is a proof-print outside of the regular Edition, handwritten marked by Giger:
Such samples are very rare to find.
But what makes this copy even unique, is the fact that the motiv is mirror-image print in compare to the original drawing or the final edition with the litho.
So this litho is very unique
from begin o
This drawing comes from the "drawing expanded" series.
In 1988 Giger has selected a series of drawings from his sketchbook, to reproduce them from the small format of the sketch book to a larger size.
Giger has extended the now enlarged drawings using various techniques such as ink, pencil, charcoal, and pastel colors.
The result are in size and appearance advanced (expandad) versions of the original work.
My work of this "expanded" series is the drawing named 'Hau den Lukas'.
A unique version of this fair as it can be seen only Giger.
This drawing showes the microphonstand which Giger designed for the rockband KoRn
In the year 2000, Jonathan Davis' personal assistant, a woman by the name of Kimberli, had the great idea
to contact H.R. Giger and ask him to design a microphone stand for Jonathan Davis.
Jonathan liked the idea, so Kimberli contacted Giger's agent, to find out if Giger would be interested in such a commission.
It was agreed that Giger would be given total freedom to design anything he wanted without interference.
Later, after the mic-stand was finished and delivered, when Giger learned the identity of the woman
who suggested the idea to Jonathan, he made this drawing for her, as a way of thanking her and to give credit where credit was due.
The result of Gigers work is a stunning beauty, a sublime elegant sculpture with microphone as a Crown.
So uniquely awesome as it can create only Giger.
I am very glad that this unique drawing now is part of my collection
In 2005 the "Xenorotica" Portfolio was realesed in a editon with 66 exemplares. Each with six lithos.
Three of this lithos show the alien in various erotic acts.
The drawing "unfreiwillige Begötterung" belong to his "Xenorotica" works.
From all "Xenorotica" woks is the "unfreiwillige Begötterung" the most detailed work.
Perhaps that was the reason why this drawing has been selected as a motif for the cover of the music CD/LP "Operatte Amorale":
Im very glad that this special drawing is part of my collection now
This work is not only the biggest but probably the most impressive original in my collection.
In the year 1983 Giger made a serie of airbrushs in 48x43cm
For this airbrushs Giger used for the first time perspective templates and reached even more intensive structures and patterns in the work.
The biomechanic landscape with the work-number 531 is on airbrush of this series.
A beautiful classic work by Giger that shows his masterfully biomechanic style
The absolute highlight of my entrie collection
A personal handwritten note by Giger is located on the back of the work:
This work is the second Giger drawing from the "expanded drawing" serie in my collection.
Giger draw this large work in 1988 with coalpen, pencil and pastel on paper
The many details makes this drawing to a awesome work.
This is one of Giger's rare and early works from the sixties
Giger made this drawing in the year 1963 with ink on paper
Very filigree and expressive drawn:
When Giger made this drawing in the year 1963 he was 23 years old and just in the first year at the art-school in Zurich.
Already at such early works, Gigi's artistic genius clearly stands out.
The unmistakable uniqueness of his art is masterful and unrivaled.
To have such an early and extremely rare work in the collection is a great honor for me.
Without a doubt, this work is one of the most impressive pieces ever in my collection
In 1982 the film project "the tourist" was developed by "Univeral" .
The story from the movie is about aliens who live undetected by the people on the Earth.
This alien are criminals, who are baned to earth when nothing else is hard enough.
So these intergalactic scum are deported to earth to live unrecognized between the mankind.
Giger was commissioned with the realization of different alien creatures.
So he created some large airbrushs and a series of drawings for "the tourist" .
The drawing above shown one of these alien creatures Giger created for the tourist project.
It's some kind of a bird-alien lifeform and Giger marked it also with "alien bird".
I am particularly pleased that this drawing is published in the giger book "Giger film design" on page 47 :
beautiful female Alien made of solid bronze in a limited edition
Here some Giger inspired pieces, made by unkown artists:
Here an unusual interpretation of a living room table:
the alien was welded from countless metal parts to this impressive appearance.
Everything was used by the spark plug, clutch plates, springs to engine parts.
How much work and time has been necessary everyone can certainly imagine.
In the desk, made of solid wood, a masterfully carved Necronom is embedded in the table top.
The Necronom is carved with great attention to detail from full wood and is covered by a glass plate.
Here the table top in detail:
A wonderful work in which the artist has shown impressively that he masterfully mastered his craft.
RARE POSTERPRINTS AND BOOKS
early and rare posterprint from 1974
sigend and dedicated
Limited to 250 copys artprint to the exhebition in Pau 2012
sigend and dedicated
sigend and dedicated
Some rare and special books from my collection:
First published extensive summary of Giger art, appeared in 1971
Second work about Giger, appeared in 1974 in a limited edition with 3500 copies
Limited to 3000 copies exhibition catalogue to the exhibition in 1976 at the Gallery Sydow-Zirkwitz
Rare exhibition catalogue to the HR Giger exhibition in Moscow.
signed and dedicated
Signed and dedicated to extensive work about Giger working in the film sector