Rick Griffin Best Comics 1991 Painted Calligraphy
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Rick Griffin Best Comics 1991 Painted Calligraphy:
RICK GRIFFIN CALIGRAPHY
BEST COMICS & ROCK ART GALLERY
EVOLVING COLORS IN STORE SIGN DESIGN
PAINT AND MARKERS
ORIGINAL ART MAY 1991
INKED-IN PRELIM IN MANY HUES OF COLORED INK
CLASSIC RICK GRIFFIN SCENE
IMAGE AREA Measures 12 x 5 Inches!
Very suitable for framing!
ROBERT BEERBOHM, OWNER
Rick Griffin was a good friend of mine since 1973 when he first wandered
into my Berkeley California comic book store Comics & Comix
on Telegraph Ave at Dwight Way back in 1973
We traded C&C's old comic books & pulps for his original art,
with me first ending up to his original cover to the
Print Mint edition of Tales From The Tube.
By 1991 I had became Rick's art agent,
almost semi-partmer, when we opened a
Rick Griffin Art Gallery in The Cannery
at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.
He created several business logos, store signage, T-shirt designs, insisting that
the gallery also carry comic strip book items from around the world, as he
remained true to all the art fields he enjoyed working in.
He could never forget the roots of his Zap Comics involvement,
and in this piece he also pays homage to his Von Dutch roots.
He was coming back to earth, down from his mid-age crisis,
tuning back into his kids, wanting to create new art,
as he began the next level of his extra-ordinary career.
Gaze into the detail of the crowned winged eye ball to understand
where Rick's mind was at. He was at peace with himself.
He was supremely confidant with his artistic abilities.
One hand on the lightning bolt of life trying to get him.
The other grasping pen and ink brushes as he settled
into a life of creating art for his millions of fans to enjoy.
I helped him paint the finished outdoor sign which had the halo altered to a king's crown, as he realized he was the top dog of the concert posters we all love to enjoy and collect , as in holding his cans of paint and passing a joint back & forth, keeping it lit for him. We had a lot of fun in those days prepping this art gallery devoted to his work.Later that same year after a tremendous amount
of hard work and money laid out,
Rick Griffin had his most unfortunate motorcycle accident.
I miss my friend. We went to First Showing First Day of the 1989
Batman premiere at the Coronet Theatre over on Geary in San Fran.
He was such a fan of the best of culture world-wide -:)
He parked the Harley that was later in the fatal accident
blocking the front door to my Haight Ashbury store,
sauntered in, kicked out all the customer browsers,
and told me he had two tickets to the first showing.
How do you say no to Rick Griffin?
I miss the new art which would have been created in past 17 years.
A LARGER SCAN IS CHEERFULLY SENT TO ANY ONE WHO ASKS.
Maybe one day the rest of the world who never got a chance
to see Rick's last monumental work of art will see it
in some museum some where over the rainbow -:)
PHONE (402) 919-9393
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