The skin as gallery space.
Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger who designed the monster and revolutionary sci-fi sets for the film “Alien” has died, his museum said on Tuesday. He was 74. Giger, who was born Hans Rudolf in the eastern Swiss town of Chur in 1940, died on Monday in Zurich from injuries he obtained after suffering a fall, an employee of the H.R. Giger Museum said, confirming reports in Swiss media.
Frida Kahlo (and friend, snubbed cat in background), Salvador Dali (with his pet ocelot, Babou); Pablo Picasso (with Minou); Gustav Klimt (with Katze); Ai Wei Wei (with Lai Lai – one of his 40 cats); Jean Cocteau (with Karoun); Henri Matisse (with either Minouche or Coussi) and Andy Warhol (who once owned 25 cats, all called Sam.)