BIRTH MACHINE BABY

23” x 9” (58.5 x 23 cm)
Edition: 23 in bronze and 23 in aluminum

Price available on request. Adjusted to fluctuating currency exchange 
rate and the rising costs of bronze and aluminum
Please direct inquiries to Les Barany: GigerWeb1@aol.com

©1998 H.R. Giger & Arh+ Editions
ALUMINUM Photo: (c) Amy Ardrey BRONZE Photo: (c) Marc Adrian Villas
THE BIRTH MACHINE IS H.R. GIGER's ARTISTIC MANIFESTATION OF 
HIS STRONGLY HELD BELIEF THAT THE GREATEST THREAT TO OUR CIVILIZATION IS THE APPROACHING OVERPOPULATION OF THE PLANET.

Birth Machine - 1967THE INSPIRATION FOR THE BIRTH MACHINE SCULPTURE AND THE BULLET BABIES IS 
THE 1967, PEN AND INK  GIGER ARTWORK, "BIRTHMACHINE", A CUT-AWAY IMAGE OF A FULLY LOADED WALTHER PISTOL.

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION IN EITHER BRONZE OR ALUMINIUM, THE LIMITED 
EDITION BULLET BABY SCULPTURES 
SIT INSIDE THE SHELL OF A 9MM LUGER 
CASING: THE BOTTOM SURFACE OF THE SCULPTURE IS FINISHED TO LOOK LIKE A REAL BULLET AND IS MARKED '9MM 
GIGER', ALONG WITH THE ARTIST 
SIGNATURE AND THE EDITION NUMBER.

CONCEIVED OVER 30 YEARS AGO, THE BIRTH MACHINE BABIES 
HAVE MADE APPEARANCES IN THE FOLLOWING GIGER PAINTINGS: 

- Work #40, "Noracyclin" 1965
- Work #30, "Supermarket" 1965
- "Ein Fressen für den Psychiater" 1966
- Work #85, "Birth Machine", 1967
- Work #86, "Force Man Out", Floh de Cologne serigraph, 1967
- Work #96, "Walpurgis", LP-Cover 1969
- Work #136, "A Rhesus positiv" a 4 color silkscreen portfolio 1970
- Work #181 "Assuan" 1972
- and also in the child-bearing machine integrated into the diagram of the 
Cheop Pyramid in Giger's 1989 short story, "Cthulhu Rising".

A "BIRTH MACHINE BABY" STANDS GUARD IN FRONT OF THE HR GIGER MUSEUM IN GRUYERES, SWITZERLAND, AS WELL AS THE COMPLETE "BIRTH MACHINE" SCULPTURE 
(1999, FABRICATED IN ALUMINUM, 
200CM x 140CM x 25CM, EDITION OF 5), CONTAINING FOUR ALUMINUM BIRTH MACHINE BABIES.

For further information regarding a purchase, please contact ARh+ EDITIONS, through Leslie Barany, 
H.R. Giger's agent, at: Les@BaranyArtists.com

Photo: Dana Frank / (c) 1998 ARH+ Editions



Tiberiu Mosteanu 
 Leslie Barany & H.R. Giger  
    ARH+ Editions  
Dick Polich 
   Polich Art Works 
Alex Generalis
  Miles&Generalis

H.R.Giger with the delivery team of the Birthmachine Baby, at the foundry, Polich Art Works, in Rock Tavern, N.Y. Photo (c): Dana Frank (6/4/98)


The Birth Machine Baby in New York City

For further information, please contact Giger's agent, Les Barany.

See also Giger's complete BIRTH MACHINE Sculpture...