for the Giger Museum
Help realize HR Giger's dream by acquiring the new limited edition Castle Train print.....
Signed & numbered limited edition print:
|Style||mixed media on paper|
|Edition of||10 000|
|Size (h x w)||40x60 cm||Order Forms:
Dear Friends of HR Giger,|
We plan to realise HR Giger's dream, namely to build a castle train in his museum in Gruyères.
In order to finance this project, HR Giger has created this special Donor Certificate in the form of a signed
and numbered, 40 x 60cm, limited edition fine art print, which can be acquired for 200 Euros, 300 SFr or 250 US Dollars.
Your contribution, minus a 10% deduction for the production costs for the print, will be held in escrow for 3
years in a blocked account.
We hope that we can sell 10,000 prints worldwide to cover the construction cost of the castle train, which is
estimated to be 3 million Swiss Francs.
In case this sum cannot be met by the sale of the Donor Certificates (the print), the total amount raised through
the sale of the prints will, after 3 years, be transferred to the HR Giger Foundation, which will be formed in the
interim, for the preservation of the HR Giger Museum and HR Giger's legacy.
Mode of payment: advance payment (details and Order Form in printable PDF format, above)
HR Giger renounces all personal financial benefit from the funds raised from the sale of this print (Donor Certificate),
in order to invest the total sum into the planned project.
This signed and numbered limited edition art print, in the minimum, will retain its initial purchase value for the
collector, and will guarantee a one-time free entrance to the HR Giger Museum in Gruyères for 5 persons, upon
the presentation of the sale receipt.
We would be very happy if you helped us realise HR Giger's dream.
With our very best greetings
Carmen Scheifele, HR Giger Museum
Stephan Stucki, ARTcommunication
Giger Train for Levis Commercial
That's not Eliphas Levi Del, it was for Levi's Jeans. The TV commercial features a female rider wearing Levi's clothing,
riding her black stallion through a remote and stark landscape of sand, stone pinnacles and mountains. As she gallops
through a train tunnel built into a stone mountain, she emerges to see a train racing towards her. Unfazed, she dares to
take on the train and gallops at full speed towards it. As the train bearing down on her, she attaches herself to her
saddle using the belt holes on her jeans. She rides furiously towards the train but at the moment before impact, she and
her horse jump high and over the full length of the H.R. Giger designed train and carriages.
The commercial was the concept of Swedish director Johan Renck of Exposure Films, and was filmed in Trona, a 150 miles
from Los Angeles, California. Giger's concept sketches were brought to life in post-production by UK visual effects
company, The MILL, whose excellent 3D animation team modeled and textured the train, to show signs of use, and to carry
the scars of a well-worn piece of heavy industrial machinery. The 60 second Levi's spot is a fast paced and gripping,
combining the latest techniques in post production to further push the boundaries of believability. Giger also designed
the saddle she is riding but, unfortunately, it can't be seen, very well, in the commercial, since they are selling Levi's,
not saddles. The train itself is, also somewhat, obstructed by the plumes of smoke, but they are not selling Giger trains,
either. But, somewhere down the track, we might!
The commercial was aired internationally on MTV and VH1 and in movie theaters. In the USA, it was pulled from broadcast a
few weeks after it premiered in July 2003, after complaints from a train safety lobby.
H. R. Giger designed the stage sculpture for the Mylene Farmer Concert 1999
based on his work no. 217: ELP I (Brain salad surgery)
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