The February Fresh Mega Sale (Auction #113)
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This lot showcases ORIGINAL PRODUCTION ART by the late, great master Rick Griffin!

 

The colorful cover to 1969's "Changes" Issue Number 3 Comic book was designed by Rick Griffin. The comic also included work by additional underground art legends like Robert Crumb, Jack "Jaxon" Jackson, and Gilbert Shelton. This is an original color separation, olive green-brown ink plate of Griffin's cover design on blue illustration board - with Rick Griffin's hand ink strokes shading in the colored areas! The word "brown" written in black ink in the lower right corner was also done by the artist! 

 

Griffin was a renowned member of the San Francisco Underground Art Community that flourished around the same time as the poster revolution. Griffin's artistic contributions to Zap comix are some of the finest works ever created by the artist. Changes comic #3 was printed and distributed by Harbinger University Press, and also included articles on Eastern Philosophy.

 

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. 

 

Artwork – Griffin Original Ink, Changes #3 Cover

Grade – PAE Not Graded

Date – 1969

Dimensions – 13 1/2" x 15 1/4"

Printing – Original Artwork

Artist – Rick Griffin

Paper Type - Blue Illustration Board

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.*

1969-Rick Griffin ORIGINAL ART! Changes #3 Comic Cover on Board Production Art-Not Graded
1969-Rick Griffin ORIGINAL ART! Changes #3 Comic Cover on Board Production Art-Not Graded
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