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    RICK GRIFFIN (American, 1944-1991)
    Aerosmith and Skid Row "Pump World Tour" Pin-Up Art Legs for Poster, 1989
    Ink on paper
    10.5 x 7.5 in.

    Aerosmith's 1989 record release titled Pump was somewhat of a breakthrough for this American rock and roll band. Aerosmith then went on a very successful extended tour of twelve months as a follow up to this record release. Rick Griffin was asked to produce a poster image which could be used to promote concert dates.

    Through the years Aerosmith has used a band name logo with swirly lettering and wings coming out of the sides. This basic design was derived from aviation pins which were popular in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. For Rick's poster he reworked the logo and amped up the lettering and wings to look liquefied. He further developed the World War II era theme by incorporating a woman's legs with seductive black silk stockings and garters. This image is reminiscent of pin up girl art and specifically by the type of art which was produced for World War II American aviators.

    He used an inking process to render the legs of the woman and this piece is a black and white ink study of the pin up girl's legs. This is a bold work of art in its own right and shows a bit more of the figure with a dress blowing up which is reminiscent of the famous Marilyn Monroe photos and the well known scene in the post-war movie classic, The Seven Year Itch.


    PROVENANCE:
    Acquired from the Rick Griffin Estate.

    From the Collection of Peter Golding.


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    August, 2010
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