Harkonnen Capo Chair
H.R. GIGER NUMBER 1 HARKONNEN CAPO CHAIR
Up for sale is :
A limited edition 1981 Harkonnen “Capo” chair created by the late H.R. Giger.
In excellent condition.
The Harkonnen Capo chairs were limited to a very short production.
Numbered from 1 to 23.
This chair is signed by H.R. Giger and has the number one (1).
( the signature and number is found on a small metal plate on the back of the first skull )
"*"...YES THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE CHAIR..."*"
Originally conceived as part of the concept development for Alejandro Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Dune,
the Capo Chair was intended for use by the Baron Harkonnen (Orson Welles was provisionally cast in the role).
H.R. Giger was one of the principal concept artists working on the production.
Made of black fiberglass, the Capo Chair is designed to appear as though it is made from human bones,
with a spine and a long line of ribs running down the back of the chair, a pelvis above the head and three nose-less skulls adorning the top.
Armrests are present at either side, and the four-legged stand allows the seat to rotate.
A moulded rubber cushion is fitted into the back for comfort.
This particular chair was produced in 1981.
Production of this model of Harkonnen chair has long ceased.
The untimely passing of the artist prevents any further editions of this chair from being produced.
All moulds were destroyed.
The piece remains in very good condition, except for the rubber seat ( a bit worn )
Dimensions +/- : 80 cm x 70 cm x 195 cm (31½” x 27½” x 76¾”)
This is a one and only change to obtain this extremely rare piece of art.
It is the only Harkonnen Capo Chair up for sale on this planet. ( to my knowing )
The chair is actually in PARIS - FRANCE and can be visited.
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***Shipping has to be calculated after the sale, based on destination and wishes.***
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Hans Rudolf "Ruedi" Giger
“Within the world in which he moves, Giger occupies a unique place.
His art is a category unto itself.
The proof of this is in the intensity of his creation and in the power of his imagination, the provocative and disturbing effect of which I can only compare with the works of a Hieronymus Bosch or Francis Bacon.”
Hans Rudolf "Ruedi" Giger, 5 February 1940 – 12 May 2014, was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer and is recognized as one of the world's foremost artists of Fantastic Realism.
He was part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for their design work on the film Alien.
He was named to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013.
He was one of the great artists of the 20th Century. A brilliant painter, sculptor, and designer.
He was a kind soul and will be deeply missed.