The New Decade Kickoff Sale (Auction #111)
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This original artwork is SIGNED by the artist, the late great Rick Griffin!


It is exciting to offer this SIGNED ORIGINAL ART by the late, great master Rick Griffin. The opportunity to offer a piece of artwork featuring his classic, SOUNDPROOF Productions Era illustration is something we consider an important PAE auction event! We believe this black pen & ink drawing on white board was produced early 1969, based on the comparisons to Griffin's work from that period.


When Family Dog was no longer doing shows at the Avalon Ballroom, Soundproof Productions began producing a series of concerts at the venue in January 1969. The famous Van Morrison poster (AOR 2.23, The Art of Rock Book page 108) exhibits a similar landscape field of broken TV sets & electric appliances across the land. This signed pen & ink artwork is clearly an inspiration of high significance to that piece, which was also the same era Griffin's famous Grateful Dead "Aoxomoxoa" was produced.


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 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- Original artwork like this is literally priceless, in that there is no price. The collectibles world will be watching to see what value the market attaches to this VERY SPECIAL ARTWORK at this moment in time. 


Artwork – Griffin Original Pen & Ink Drawing

Grade – PAE Not Graded

Date – Circa 1969

Dimensions – 6 11/32 x 8 1/8"

Printing – Original Artwork

Artist – Rick Griffin

Paper Type - White 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! Soundproof Inspiration Pen & Ink Drawing on Board SIGNED GRIFFIN! Not Graded
1969-Rick Griffin ORIGINAL ART! Soundproof Inspiration Pen & Ink Drawing on Board SIGNED GRIFFIN! Not Graded
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,500
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
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