August Mega Sale (Auction #104)
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Surfs up, it's summertime! We are always excited to offer SIGNED ORIGINAL ART by the late, great master Rick Griffin. The opportunity to acquire a one of a kind drawing featuring Griffin's early Surfer Magazine artwork is something we consider an important PAE auction event. DON'T BE LEFT OUT!


As a young man in the early 1960's Griffin's two favorite past times were surfing and drawing cartoons. One of Griffin's first artistic projects was creating his famous "Murphy" comic strip for Surfer magazine in 1961. Murphy would appear on the cover of Surfer the following year, and Griffin's artwork would continue to be part of the publication's issues through 1964. We believe this ink drawing was produced circa 1962 based on the comparisons to Griffin's Surfer Magazine work from that period. Best of all, this drawing is SIGNED BY THE ARTIST HIMSELF!


In recent years we have witnessed a huge increase in demand for Griffin Original Art by collectors worldwide. The reason is simple. In most cases, artwork like this does not make it outside the artist’s circle of immediate family or personal possessions. So when something like this DOES surface, its uniqueness and desirability is quickly perceived by collectors. This piece belonged to the artist and was subsequently acquired by a known collector of Griffin’s work. A unique treasure in its own rite, this SIGNED piece of original art is ONE OF A KIND and cannot be owned again until the winner of this lot decides to part with it for whatever the market will bear.


Estimate- Signed Original Artwork like this is literally priceless, in that there is no price. That being said, similiar original, signed artwork like this that has previously appeared in our auction routinely commands several thousand dollars. The collectibles world will be watching to see what value the market attaches to this VERY SPECIAL piece at this moment in time, but we will provide our best guestimate of $1,500 - $3,000.


Artwork – Surfer Magazine Ad, Preliminary Ink Drawing

Title - Don't Be Left Out

Grade – PAE Not Graded

Date – Circa 1962

Dimensions – 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"

Printing – Original Artwork

Artist – Rick Griffin

Condition Details – This original art is not graded. 100% Original with no restoration. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo, to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180, 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.


*****This piece is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****


*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1962-Rick Griffin ORIGINAL ART! Surfer Magazine Advertisement-SIGNED GRIFFIN Pen & Ink Drawing! PAE Not Graded
1962-Rick Griffin ORIGINAL ART! Surfer Magazine Advertisement-SIGNED GRIFFIN Pen & Ink Drawing! PAE Not Graded
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,160
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Thursday, August 22, 2019.
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