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Surrealist Defences

© Christopher Foss. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Guernsey Museums and Galleries

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The British artist and illustrator Chris Foss is well-known for his distinctive science fiction book covers. He spent his childhood in Guernsey. The German fortifications from WWII, found around the island's coastline appear in a number of his science fiction illustrations. Foss has also produced concept work for films such as ‘Superman’ and the science fiction classic, ‘Alien’.

Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery

St Peter Port




acrylic on board


H 69 x W 94 cm

Accession number

GUEMG : GMAG 1995.75

Acquisition method

purchased with the assistance of the Wilfred Carey Purchase Fund, 1995

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