Born in 1940, H.R. Giger was a Swiss painter and sculptor whose work has achieved international recognition and fame. Giger’s work has been described as ‘biomechanical’, reflecting the seamless visual union between the organic and the mechanic. Giger chronically suffered from nightmares, which he has stated, was much of the inspiration for his art. The end results are wildly imaginative paintings and sculptures of surrealistic landscapes and lifeforms.
In 1977 Giger published his first compilation the ‘Necronomicon’ that inspired the ‘Xenomorph’ creature from director Ridley Scott’s Alien. Scott hired Giger to produce artwork as well as conceptual designs for the film and subsequently his work earned him an Academy Award in 1980 for ‘Best Achievement in Visual Effects’. Following Alien, Giger’s unique eye for the odd and ethereal was sought out for other prominent Hollywood films, such as Poltergeist, Species II and most recently Prometheus.
Over the years Giger would continue to paint and sculpt with many of his most prominent original works being housed at the H.R. Giger Museum in Gruyères, Switzerland, which is itself an extension of his enduring desire to see his work manifest into a three dimensional living environment. H.R. Giger passed away on May 12, 2014 leaving behind a profound and timeless body of work.
For this season Supreme is proud to release a collection of items including a Coaches Jacket, a Hooded Sweatshirt, a Knit Top, a long sleeve T-Shirt, two short sleeved T-Shirts and two Skateboard decks featuring some of H.R. Giger’s iconic artwork. The group will be offered along with four new original graphic T-Shirts for the Fall Delivery.
Available in-store in NY, LA, London, and online October 9th.
Available in Japan October 11th.