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Lot 133W
H.R Giger/Alien: A monochrome airbrush illustration by H.R Giger on a door-panel from his boiler-room workshop at Shepperton Studios, circa 1978,
Sold for £4,000 (US$ 6,735) inc. premium
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Horror & Science Fiction
H.R Giger/Alien: A monochrome airbrush illustration by H.R Giger on a door-panel from his boiler-room workshop at Shepperton Studios,
circa 1978,
depicting his signature skeletal form motif, with exaggerated long tentacles, created during the filming of Alien, accompanied by a type-script letter from Giger, signed in an unknown hand, regarding the provenance, 24½ x 72 inches (62x183cm.)

Footnotes

  • While working at Shepperton Studios H.R Giger had a studio which was loaned to him for the duration of the production for Alien, as well as adopting an additional workshop in one of the Shepperton boiler-rooms. He would often work there on concepts for the film, gaining inspiration from the industrial surroundings he found himself in. When the Alien production ceased a Shepperton Studios staff member retrieved the door-panel from the boiler-room, he had intended to use the illustration as the logo for a new model company he was setting up. The vendor contacted Giger directly to ask permission to use his imagery and received a letter back dated 7 October 1981, which is included in this lot. In it Giger states I feel honoured [sic], that you want to use my Picture-on-a-door for your new business. I'm afraid that I can't give you the permission to use it, because I don't think it is good enough.
    The artwork bears strong similarities to the imagery in the Alien films and Gigers nightmarish visions.
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