- Jan 5, 2001
- Way on Down South, London Town
Isn't the monster the thing he is internationally famous for? I have seen other drawings by him, but if I went to an exhibition of his work and the Alien was not there, I think I'd expect my money back.from Ananova
Swiss town bans Alien monster
The artist who designed the Alien monster has been ordered to remove a model of it from outside of a museum of his work.
Councillors in Gruyeres, Switzerland, decided the mucus-dripping monster was not a good advert for the tourist town's image.
Local artist H R Giger, who designed the aliens for all four sci-fi horror films, put the creature up on a wall outside the museum to attract visitors.
Gruyeres mayor Christian Bussard said: "The council is not harassing an internationally recognised artist and we agree his work is of superior quality, if not to everyone's taste.
"We like him and want him to stay. It's just that sometimes you need to put him back on the right track."
Giger said: "I need this type of sculpture to be outside so visitors will stop and look and then maybe come into the museum."