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H.R. Giger dies at 74; Artist behind 'Alien' dealt in the surreal
H.R. Giger dies at 74; Artist behind 'Alien' dealt in the surreal

H.R. Giger, the Swiss surrealist designer and artist who died Tuesday at 74, is being remembered primarily for his visual contributions to the 1979 movie "Alien" and its sequels. His conception for the movies' malevolent Xenomorph, featuring an exoskeleton physique, vagina dentata mouth and phallic cranium, is a farrago of sexual phobias made flesh and molecular acid. Giger was a prolific visual artist, having churned out illustrations, paintings, sculptures, bizarro installations and even a lounge in New York's infamous Limelight nightclub that was decked out in the artist's signature creepy designs. His surrealistic creations were numerous enough for Giger to...

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