Description

    RICK GRIFFIN (American, 1944-1991)
    Tales from the Tube #1, c. 1973
    Production process film
    16 x 12 in.
    Not signed

    One of the most important artists to emerge from the 1960s was Rick Griffin, and this historic piece, originally featured as a pull-out in Surfer magazine, February 1972, was used to produce one of his most famous and iconic magazine covers. Rick Griffin may be considered the psychedelic poster/comix artist. His shamanistic work can be found gracing the covers of numerous Rock and Surf Records,as well as some astounding concert posters After working as an artist for Surfer magazine in the early '60s he moved from Southern California to San Francisco. There he discovered hippies, drugs, and Bill Graham. He quickly became celebrated for his rock concert posters that featured beetles and surfing eyeballs. This production process film for the underground comix cover scene brings the best of those worlds together, combining psychedelia with surfing.

    PROVENANCE:
    Acquired from the Rick Griffin Estate.

    From the Collection of Peter Golding.


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    Unless otherwise noted, this lot is in good condition with only normal wear commensurate with age. Matted and framed to an overall size of 17 x 21.5 in. Not examined outside of frame.

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