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Happy Holidays! We are always excited to come across ORIGINAL ART by the late great master Rick Griffin. He undoubtedly had a solid track record for memorable album cover art, associated with bands like The Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service, as well as his trademark lettering style for several other bands’ graphics throughout three amazing decades. It goes without saying that we at PAE are huge Rick Griffin fans.

As a young man, drawing cartoons and surfing were two of Griffin's favorite things during the early 60's. One of his first art projects was his surfing comic strip, "Murphy" for Surfer magazine in 1961, with Griffin's character featured on the front cover the following year. We believe this humorous line drawing was produced circa 1965 based on the comparisons to his Murphy work from that period. This ULTRA RARE Santa Claus sketch is not signed in the traditional sense, instead Griffin signed "Your Old Pal Griff" at the bottom of the drawing. 

In recent years we have witnessed a huge increase in demand for Original Art by collectors worldwide. The reason is simple. In most cases, a preliminary drawing 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 flourishes quickly. This piece belonged to the artist and was subsequently acquired by Jacaeber Kastor, a known collector of Griffin’s work. A unique treasure in its own rite, this piece of original art is ONE OF A KIND and will not surface again!


Artwork – Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Grade – PAE Not Graded

Date – Circa 1965

Dimensions – 6" x 8"

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. *****

1965-Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year-Rick Griffin SIGNED ORIGINAL ART!-Not Graded
1965-Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year-Rick Griffin SIGNED ORIGINAL ART!-Not Graded
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $575
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Thursday, December 13, 2018.
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