The Artist Proof Giger Alien (CBD Special from August 2011)

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  1. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    Phil, I have no idea. Haven't been following it on the secondary market since I bought it.
    Damn shame Sideshow didn't put out more of Giger's art as dimensional sculpures in coop with Morpheus or my walls would be plastered with them.
     
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  2. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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    Lars ,what's the story behing the Spell 1?...I can imagine that "religious" people would freak out when they would lay their eyes on it,lol...
    Btw...there's a Spell 1 on sale on ebay France for 1200,-
     
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  3. Mirak Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Lars wrote 1 day earlier »
    At long last out of it's box and in it's final resting place:
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    Very pleased with this piece now that it came all together.

    Wow Lars , this is really a very nice display :top: !!!
     
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  4. Louis Gara Demands Audiences

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    Looks fantastic Lars..
     
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  5. André Verbal Diarrhoea

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    phil the sixth wrote 18 hours earlier »
    Lars ,what's the story behing the Spell 1?...I can imagine that "religious" people would freak out when they would lay their eyes on it,lol...
    Btw...there's a Spell 1 on sale on ebay France for 1200,-

    Religious people are freaks anyway :p
    There's a Spell 1 on ebay.com for $3500...
     
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  6. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    phil the sixth wrote 20 hours earlier »
    Lars ,what's the story behing the Spell 1?...I can imagine that "religious" people would freak out when they would lay their eyes on it,lol...

    Phil, I never felt there was much in the way of social criticism in Giger's work. My feeling is that he just likes to take these religiously charged symbols, if you can call it that, and twist and transform them with his own biomechanical ideas of sexuality. It doesn't feel like he's fundamentally challenging christian values though if you ask me. I don't believe he's even addressing them per se.
    Now the Cross of Lorraine (or Double Cross as some might call it) for example is the most simple of depictions but has a much more powerful tradition in the way of being critical about religion.
     
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  7. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Lars wrote 5 days earlier »
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    Peetz does it again! Just oozes class. :love:
    Congratulations Lars - I'm so very pleased that finally after much waiting, your patience paid off in the form of such a splendid set-up. :alien: :king:
     
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  8. kollex999999 Smooth Conversationalist

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    Congrats Lars-it looks fantastic! :love:
     
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  9. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    Here we go with the final final setup:
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  10. rrjrstatueman Custom Daredevil

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    Very cool Lars :party:
     
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  11. Darknight Demands Audiences

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    classy!
     
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  12. daydalus1 Little Miss Chatterbox

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    Beautiful display Lars, nicely done!
     
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  13. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Lars wrote 1 day earlier »
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    You pulled the nameplate from the reverse of the Giger base? Interesting... :hmm:
     
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  14. Otto Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Very nice looks very professional .
     
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  15. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    Stephen wrote 7 hours earlier »
    You pulled the nameplate from the reverse of the Giger base? Interesting... :hmm:

    :lol: I just knew you'd notice!
    Yeah it came off pretty easily, just a small blob of glue there.
    The hard part was finding a display stand of the right size.
     
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  16. Enzucho Opionated

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    Fantastic display lars, very museum like.. I love it.
     
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  17. SolidLiquidFox Verbal Diarrhoea

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    I like the display stand for the certificate. The whole thing just flows very well like in a modern museum.
     
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  18. hikari0905 Chatty

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    fantastic display!
     
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  19. SolidLiquidFox Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Sudden interest in this. Paging Raf? :lol:
    http://statueforum.com/showthread.php?p=4450933&posted=1#post4450933
     
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  20. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Thanks for the link Jose. :top:
    Not exactly surprised that the AP edition hasn't garnered wider attention before. It was after all predominately a CBD members-only experience, and few pictures or details were ever posted beyond the Lounge. That and as Jose said, it's not exactly the sort of piece that has, or is ever likely to, come up for sale in the usual places.
    From a point of interest it's nice to see something that one personally owns regarded with such reverence by others. I hope this doesn't sound portentous, but in my opinion this piece occupies an altogether different territory than that afforded by the fickle label of "grail". The Alien AP is quite simply a uniquely appealing piece of CM and Paul Komoda history, made real for the Alien enthusiast.
    Anyway not sure where that discussion on SF will go - though can't imagine there's that much more to add.
     
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