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What better way to celebrate our 100th auction?!! 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.


This is an ink & pencil on paper, Preliminary Drawing for the famous Grateful Dead Europe Tour artwork Griffin designed for the group in 1990. Similar yet different from the "Without a Net" album art, the Europe design was created to promote the summer and fall tours of 1990. This design is one of the most popular images from the band's latter years. A unique treasure in its own rite, this piece of original art is ONE OF A KIND and will not surface again!


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 a well known collector of Griffin’s work. Grateful Dead collectors should not overlook this truly unique lot! 


Artwork – Grateful Dead Europe Tour

Grade – PAE Not Graded

Date – 1990

Dimensions – 10 1/4 X 14"

Printing – Original Preliminary Ink & Pencil Drawing

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.*

1990-Europe Tour-ONE OF A KIND! Grateful Dead Preliminary Ink Drawing-RICK GRIFFIN ORIGINAL ART! PAE Not Graded
1990-Europe Tour-ONE OF A KIND! Grateful Dead Preliminary Ink Drawing-RICK GRIFFIN ORIGINAL ART! PAE Not Graded
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,640
Number Bids: 31
Auction closed on Thursday, June 13, 2019.
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