The January 2021 Mega Sale (Auction #129)
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This original artwork is signed in the bottom right area of the water by the artist, the late great Rick Griffin!

 

We are excited to offer SIGNED ORIGINAL ART by the late, great master Rick Griffin. This very unique piece was drawn with an ink wash on clear acetate taped on top of lighter Ink on a matte board. The Red and Blue orientation marks on each side and along the bottom were also written by the artist. The matte board is signed in the bottom right area of the water by Griffin.

 

The image depicts two sad faced figures viewing a bridge buried deep within fog and clouds. There is almost an Armageddon wasteland vibe to it. The bearded character in the foreground holding a pen and sketchbook is none other than the artist's portrayal of HIMSELF in the scene! Griffin grew a beard after he was involved in a car accident which damaged his eye and left scars on his face, so he began drawing his likeness character with a beard and eye patch during this time. We believe this ink drawing was produced circa 1964 based on the comparisons to Griffin's work from that period. 

 

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.

 

Artwork – Griffin, Pen & Ink, Acetate Taped on Matte Board

Grade – PAE Not Graded

Date – Circa 1964

Dimensions – 15" x 20"

Printing – Original Artwork

Artist – Rick Griffin

Condition Details – This original art is not graded. 100% Original with no restoration. Ink wash on acetate, taped on top of Ink on a matte board. Red and Blue marks written on by the artist. 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.*

1964-Rick Griffin ORIGINAL ART! The View of a Cloudy Bridge-SIGNED GRIFFIN Pen & Ink Drawing! PAE Not Graded
1964-Rick Griffin ORIGINAL ART! The View of a Cloudy Bridge-SIGNED GRIFFIN Pen & Ink Drawing! PAE Not Graded
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