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    Original screen-used hero Alien Creature head by H.R. Giger from Alien. (TCF, 1979) This is one of very few surviving Alien Creature heads from Ridley Scott's seminal 1979 Science Fiction Classic Alien. The head was designed and created by Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger who won an Academy Award for his incredible designs for this landmark film. Crafted of durable fiberglass that has been painted by airbrush, the head measures a full 34 in. in length, a leather chinstrap is incorporated to secure the head to 7 ft., 2 in. Nigerian design student, Bolaji Badejo, who portrayed the Alien in the majority of scenes from the film. Giger incorporated pieces such as snake vertebrae and cooling tubes from a Rolls-Royce into the design with part of a human skull for the "face". With hard wire armature protruding from the upper and lower lip, which would have supported and articulated movement from applied foam latex skin to give the alien even more sinister expression. While the clear dome that can be seen on the creature's head in the film did not survive the shoot (many more domes than heads were made during production, as they broke easily and the dome was therefore constructed to be easily removable from the head), the essential part - Giger's unforgettable & signature bio-mechanical design has been preserved in all its glory and 30 years after Alien became an instantaneous cult classic. It is arguably one of the most referenced films in Science Fiction history. A rare artifact from this classic film, this original Giger head also represents an interesting cross-over of Art & Movie collectible: a piece of sculptural art by an exquisitely original and contemporary artist, which also happens to be linked to and featured in one of the most revered Science Fiction films of all time. Comes with a signed letter of authenticity by H.R. Giger.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2015
    29th Tuesday
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