DescriptionRICK GRIFFIN (American, 1944-1991)
Murphy, Peru World Surfing Contest Bound, Surfer magazine illustration
Ink on paper
2 x 7 in.
Signed lower right
Five surfers and their pilot are off to Peru for "The World Surfing Contest," and Rick animates this uproarious scene with his humorous engine sound effect of "spruckety, puck, puck, etc." After leaving high school, Rick became a staff artist for Surfer Magazine. During his stint at Surfer, Rick created the character of Murphy, whose impact on the surf scene was immense. Adopted by many as a mascot, the little Gremlin, (thought by some to be a personification of Rick), soon became integral to the Californian surf scene. Rick parted company with Surfer in 1964.
Acquired from the Rick Griffin Estate.
From the Collection of Peter Golding.
Unless otherwise noted, this lot is in good condition with only normal wear commensurate with age.
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