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Dali - The Giger Myth




The Giger Myth

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Hans Giger Necronomicon Myth

* So, is there treasure to be found in the hand written signature and drawing of Salvador Dali to Hans Giger waiting to be discovered in the book Necronomicon?







 The Swiss artist H. R. Giger  [Hans Rudolf "Ruedi Giger"] was launched into fame in 1977 following the publication of two volumes of his incredible drawings and paintings which he titled Necronomicon. (The book was published by Big O Publishing)


 These editions are very large format soft cover books containing the some of the best of H R Giger's rather macabre but hugely imaginative 'biomechanoid' designs.

 These fantastic and innovative illustrations immediately drew Giger to the attention of the producers of the film 'Alien' (1979) and in particular its Director Ridley Scott. It is by Giger's work on this blockbusting film that he is most well known and his career spiralled.




 Dozens and dozens of you have happened upon old copies of the Necronomicon books since, discovering them at small country auctions, house clearance or estate sales, junk shops or in the back of dark dingy book shops. Some signed Necronomiconc books may even be found at garage sales and the one common denominator seems to be that you have all been stunned when you opened the front cover and saw what met your eyes!

There, staring you in the face is a hand signed dedication to Hans Giger and an original drawing of the Spanish Knight by Salvador Dali himself.


And this is what all the fuss is about

Dalis signed fronticpiece in Gigers book


 Believing it to be a real felt tip pen drawing by Dali and absolutely authentic it seems to be a prize that you have stumbled upon a Giger likely to be worth a fortune. The dedication to Geger by Dali is an impressive and almost mind boggling windfall which makes you see the dollar signs light up and spin and builds the excitement that generates a pulse rate to an unbelievable height. 

It's known as the Giger Counter!

Surely you couldn't be so lucky?

Things like this could never happen to you, you never win anything!


Well no, you're absolutely right, it couldn't and you haven't this time either!.


 When these 'hand signed Giger books' with a dedication an d illustration by Dali to Giger are talked about over dinner or in hushed tones of secrecy never to be repeated, they have by now inevitably and miraculously gained a great story of how it was originally acquired attached to them.


They take various guises but usually start something like;

It's been in the family for years.

Inevitably the stories evolve around someone close to or working for Giger. Such as, someone's Grandmother worked for Giger in the seventies as his housekeeper and Giger gave it to her personally when she retired...

or an old girlfriend of Giger who was modelling for him, was given it as a memento by Giger! She actually witnessed Dali signing the book for Giger and even heard Dali tell Giger, "Let's make the work more valuable for you!"

Or there's some other equally believable but fabricated over embellished line designed to convince the daylights out of all who hear it.

Particularly with those signed Giger Necronomicon volumes which are sold on Ebay!


Well the truth is a little simpler and more basic than that I am afraid.



 Salvador Dali did indeed sign and dedicate the frontice piece of H R Giger's Necronomicon with the words; "Pour Giger. Hommage. Dali" but the story itself is a little less romantic or fantastic than those being bandied around the world at the moment.


The whole story about the inception and creation of the Dali dedication to Giger is told in the book Necronomicon 2, on or around pages 36 - 37.


To summarise; Hans Giger visited Salvador Dali in his studio in Europe and Giger simply asked Dali to write the foreword for his Necronomicon 1 book.  Dali did better than that by crafting the famous little drawing and inscription that you see illustrated above.


  Sadly, for those of you who have convinced yourselves you have a huge lottery win, I am afraid to have to tell you that the illustration appears in every American first edition of Necronomicon and in the Giger Museums new edition of it too.




The original signed book is housed in the H R Giger museum at the Château St. Germain in Gruyères Switzerland.


If you have found the book in an old junk shop or been able to buy it cheap somewhere there is one consolation for you. They retail for around US $85.00 so you haven't done too bad.










Dali authentication and the services offered by Freemanart


 Any Salvador Dali investigation presentation or claim of authenticity we investigate is usually supported by:

The results of Forensic investigation and or any scientific analysis which substantiates or supports known fact in relation to the Dali artwork, or adversely, in support of a fake Dali, it's illegitimacy if we are trying to disprove the value of a Dali and its authenticity.

Unquestionable academic evidence, provenance, documented historical evidence and absolute record of fact, in relation to any work of art claimed to be by Salvador Dali we investigate . This is effected with a view to secure the ultimate academic agreement from and by those who are embodied, universally accepted and empowered to do so.




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On this page: A review of the Salvador Dali art authentication services offered by Freemanart

PRINTS: Authentication of Salvador Dali. Dali Limited Edition Print Titles:

Here are just a handful of the Salvador Dali print titles of his limited edition prints: ( by or after Dali )

Their description, spelling and accuracy can be as you can see, very different when offered for sale to what they actualy are in the catalogue raisonnes.

A Question:

Is your Dali print authentic or would you question its authenticity and legitimacy and require authentication?

NOTED: Incorrect spellings of Hans Giger + Geiger Hans, Gieger Hans, Geyger hans.

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Ampoule Incandescence                            

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Ananas                           

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Andromeda
DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Anemone per anti pasti                                       

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Ange            

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Ange aux Tiroirs            

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Ange cubiste                           

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Ange de Cadaques                           

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Ange de la melancholie                                       

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]   Ange de l'alchimie                            

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]    Ange dechu                  

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]    Ange et Surrealisme Dada                         

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]    Ange surrealiste             

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]    Angel and the Beast               

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]    Angel Gabriel      

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]    Angel of Dada Surrealism                          

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]    Angel of the Rebirth                                   

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]   Angel with two Figures                   

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]     Angeli dell'Empireo       

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]     Angelic Figure     

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]     Angelus                

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]    Anges au Port Lligat               

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]     [ATTRIBUTED]     Angesichts der Konigin                             

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]     Animaux Malades de la Peste                             

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]     Animaux malades de la peste                  

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]    Animaux Malades de la Peste                             

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]      Ankunft au St. Samson                   

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]     [ATTRIBUTED]     Annonce d'un Grand Evenenment  

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      ATTRIBUTED]      Antecendentes de los tripodes fotograficos                

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      [ATTRIBUTED]      Anthony & Cleopatra              

DALI, SALVADOR                     [ATTRIBUTED]      Anthropomorphic Peach                            

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Antimaterien Schmetterlinge                      

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Anxiety       

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Aparition de ma Cousine Carolinetta       

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Aparte las glandulas salivares        

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Aphordite              

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Aphrodite von Melos                         

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Apocalypse  

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Apollinaire Suite  [Frontispiece]        

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Apollinaire.Poemes secrets                                  

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Apollon                           

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Apoteosis de Homero                        

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Apotheose             

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Apotheose             

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Apotheose du Dollar               

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Apparatus at Hand                           

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Appareil en Main            

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Apparition             

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Apparition de l'ancetre  

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Apparition du Christ                                   

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Apparition if the Rose                       

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]       Apparition lointane   

DALI, SALVADOR                      Alhambra   

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Alhambra              

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Anguished Angel            

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Art dans les Bijoux au profit des petits lits blancs      

DALI, SALVADOR                      Aspiration  

DALI, SALVADOR                      Calderon:la vie est un songe,combat de cavaliers    

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Cervantes             

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Char tire par des elephants             

DALI,SALVADOR[AFTER]          Chevaliers de la Table Ronde                             

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Christ                   

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Chronos                          

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Dance        

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Dantes Entruckung                          

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Dernier venu de la derniere planete       

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Divine Comedie                        

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Divine Comedie              

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Don Quixote   1                         

DALI, SALVADOR                      Don Quixote                  

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        El Cid                   

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        El Greco               

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        El Greco                         

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Elijah            

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Engel                   

DALI,SALVADOR [AFTER]         Escorial       

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Esplanade des Invalides                            

DALI, SALVADOR                      Esplanade des Invalides                 

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Falscher      

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Falsificateur                   

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        From:Playing Cards Suite                          

DALI,SALVADOR[AFTER]          Garden of Nudes                             

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        General de Gaulle                  

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Glanz Beatricen's           

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Goddess               

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Golden Helmet of Mambrino            

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Grande Place des vosges,du Temps de Louis XIII     

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Hand with Quill              

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Heart of Madness                             

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Heilige Krieg                            

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Icare            

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Landscape with fluid clock                         

SALVADOR DALI,  [AFTER]        Landscape with Spanish ship                             

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Last Supper                            

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Master and Squire                 

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Meduse                

SALVADOR DALI,  [AFTER]        Meissonnier                   

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Melted Phone                

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Memoires du Surrealisme                          

DALI ,SALVADOR [AFTER]        Narcisse      

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Narcisse                

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Orpheus Descending                        

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Pegase       

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Place de la Concorde              

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Port of Cadaques                   

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Porte Saint-Denis                   

SALVADOR DALI,  [AFTER]        Power of Thought                  

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Purgatory #30               

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Sans titre    

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Slave Market       

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Songes drolatiques de Pantagruel di Rabelais  

SALVADOR DALI,  [AFTER]        Such die Truffel             

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Surrealist Composition  

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Taurus                 

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Untitled      

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Vanishing Face                        

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Velazquez   

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Alhambra    

SALVADOR DALI,  [AFTER]        Anguished Angel            

SALVADOR DALI,  [AFTER]        Art dans les Bijoux au profit des petits lits blancs                

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Aspiration             

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Calderon:la vie est un songe,combat de cavaliers     

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Cervantes   

SALVADOR DALI,  [AFTER]        Char tire par des elephants                       

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Chevaliers de la Table Ronde                        

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Christ         

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Chronos                

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Dance        

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Dantes Entruckung      

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Dernier venu de la derniere planete       

SALVADOR DALI,  [AFTER]       Divine Comedie                                  

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Divine Comedie                                  

DALI,SALVADOR [AFTER]         Don Quixote        

DALI, SALVADOR                      Don Quixote        

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        El Cid         

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        El Greco               

SALVADOR DALI,  [AFTER]       El Greco     

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Elijah            

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Engel                   

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Escorial       

SALVADOR DALI, [AFTER]        Esplanade des Invalides                  

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Esplanade des Invalides                            

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Falscher      

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Falsificateur         

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        From:Playing Cards Suite               

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Garden of Nudes                   

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        General de Gaulle                  

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Glanz Beatricen's            

SALVADOR DALI, [AFTER]        Goddess     

DALI,SALVADOR[AFTER]        Golden Helmet of Mambrino

DALI,SALVADOR[AFTER]        Grande Place des vosges,du Temps de Louis XIII     

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Hand with Quill              

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Heart of Madness         

SALVADOR DALI, [AFTER]        Heilige Krieg                  

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Icare            

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Landscape with fluid clock                         

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Landscape with Spanish ship                             

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Last Supper        

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Master and Squire

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Meduse                

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Melted Phone                

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Memoires du Surrealisme                          

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Narcisse                          

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Narcisse                

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Orpheus Descending              

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Pegase                 

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Place de la Concorde    

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Port of Cadaques                             

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Porte Saint-Denis                   

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Power of Thought                            

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Purgatory #30               

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Sans titre    

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Slave Market       

SALVADOR DALI,  [AFTER]        Songes drolatiques de Pantagruel di Rabelais  

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Such die Truffel   

DALI, SALVADOR  [AFTER]        Surrealist Composition                      

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Taurus       

SALVADOR DALI,  [AFTER]        Untitled

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Vanishing Face              

DALI, SALVADOR [AFTER]        Velazquez             

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      5. Gesang:Erneuter Anblick Beatrices     

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      6e diel de Jupiter                             

SALVADOR DALI,  [ATTRIB]      8 Todsunden                 

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      A caza de mondadientes                           

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Abricot                 

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Abricot Chevalier

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Abschied von Marilyn Monroe                  

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Abstract Composition              

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Abstract Figure                        

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Acadamie de Paris                            

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Academie              

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Academie de Francais             

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Academie de Paris                  

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Academie des Beaux Arts                          

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Academie Francaise               

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Academie Paris    

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Ace of Clubs                  

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Ace of Clubs,King of Clubs,Queen of Clubs and Jack of Clubs         

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Ace of Cups                   

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Achimiste              

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Adam and Eve               

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Adam in the Garden of Eden                            

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Adam og Eva                 

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Adam,Eva and the Apple                       

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Adoration              

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Adoubement de Lancelot                                    

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Advice from a Caterpillar                                     

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Aeroplane                       

DALI,SALVADOR[ATTRIB]        Affe und der Leopard                       

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Afghan Invisible             

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      After 50 Years of Realism; Transworld Art, English Edition         

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Agony of Love               


DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Al matadero                  

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Al rio creyendo que era mozuela              

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Albrecht Durer                         

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Alchemie des Philosophes                

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Alchemist    

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Alchemiste            

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Alchimie de philosphes                      

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Alchimie des Philosophes,Paris,Arts et Valeurs  

DALI,SALVADOR  ATTRIB]       Alchimie des Philosophes:Roi et la Reine         

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Alchimie des Philosophes:Ying et le Yang                  

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Alchimist     

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Alchimiste             

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Alexandre le Grand      

DALI, SALVADOR                     Alexandre le Grand                          

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Alhambra,from Spain             

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Alhyah        

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Alice    In      

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Alice in Wonderland                                   

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Alice's Adventures in Wonder Land         

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Aliyah                     

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Aliyah Series                            

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Alle des Verges    

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Allee des verges             

DALI, SALVADOR[ATTRIB]       Allium christophi pilique pubescentes      

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      All's Well that Ends Well                            

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Alpes   In      

DALI,SALVADOR[ ATTRIB]       Alpes,Normandie,Roussillon, Paris,Alsace,Auvergne                           

DALI, SALVADOR [ATTRIB]      Alsace        

DALI, SALVADOR[ ATTRIB]      Alte mann und das Meer                 

DALI, SALVADOR  [ATTRIB]     Alter             

DALI,SALVADOR[ATTRIB]        Am Gesang des 7 Hollenkreises