His art in the National Lampoon and other magazines, as well as his movie work, made his style easily recognizable - the Doors test to true fame (most
people can tell a good Doors song during the first few notes). A life well lived and shared.
I was a foreign student in my first week at a British university. Found the book in the campus bookshop. I'd seen the ELP cover ant the first
Alien movie, but this was like nothing I'd ever seen before, and I was hooked. I still think he's great, though I agree with you that he
definitely isn't one of the greats. The cerebral and emotional dimensions simply aren't there. He depended a lot on shock value, and the
repetition of certain themes and motifs simply ceased to be shocking after a while.
I am reminded of when I was younger, and my sister had an album by the Dead Kennedys, I believe it was Frankenchrist.
There was an insert inside by Giger, called Landscape XX...very unusual and controversial at the time. Our mom destroyed it.
5/13/2014 by aboyandhisdream because: wording
I first came across Geiger's artwork when I bought 'Brain Salad Surgery by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (ELP) back in 1973. I thought it was a very
striking piece of artwork then, but to see it come alive a few years later in Ridley Scott's Alien was brilliant.
He was certainly a good artist, but is ne up there in the pantheon of the true great artists of history...I think that is debatable? RIP.
on 13/5/14 by elysiumfire because: (no reason given)
Very sad to hear the news of this, his anti-surrealist style as I have come to call it, was an inspiration to me for years.
I'm glad I kept every single book he ever published from Necro. to Bio. in perfect condition. I tried for years to get some of his sculptures but
they were all way too over priced for the investment at the time. The only print I have now is a litho identical to this one:
I fell in love with the print due to it having some color versus his others.
God Speed. . .
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