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Artwork Rick Griffin
Fiery red winged Eyeball with guitar legend, the late John Cippolina (Quicksilver Messenger Service) set in clouds with lightning flash and flames in red and orange, against blue sky and thunder background.
Cippolina frequently guested the Grateful Dead shows as well as playing drummer Mickey Hart's Rolling Thunder album and tour.
The Winged / Flying Eyeball is one of Griffin's most famous motifs and this superb painting combines his unique draughtsmanship with his paint and airbrushing techniques. Painting on board. Gold wood frame and off white mount.
Measures 19.5 x 14.5 inch (22.5 x 27.5 cm) including frame
The late Rick Griffin was a unique talent, an outstanding draughtsman with an exceptional imagination. His fame and reputation is legendary. The Toulouse Lautrec and Jimi Hendrix of Rock Art, who inspired his peers... The ultimate wizard. As the psychedelic rock era of the late 60's intensified, so did Griffin's poster images. He is known by both artists and public alike for his individual style and ground breaking graphics. He created work for legends such as Hendrix, Albert King and the Grateful Dead, the logo for Rolling Stone magazine, and many album sleeves. This is rare artwork demonstrating the artists' unique draughtsmanship and is an insight into the working process of this great Rock and Roll artist, for America's most famous rock band.
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