C. 1989-90 14&3/4 x 19" Rick Griffin preliminary concept drawing (in black india ink with pencil underline) for Spiral Dragon Studios (a late-'80's -era Northern California art studio).
Unsigned preliminary/mechanical drawing on sketchpad vellum originally came directly from the Rick Griffin estate in the early 1990's; this logo design was rendered over time in a number of different versions which Rick would present to the studio owner for approval.... all variations on a similar theme. This is one of the LAST (and most completely realized) designs submitted before the final decision was made.
As this is an ORIGINAL piece directly from the artist's studio, a letter grade is essentially irrelevant- but with all due regard, this piece is VERY clean overall.... just a few tiny pin-prick surface stains dotting the outer margin area and a hint of edge wear and that's pretty much it.
An absolutely KILLER FULLY-RENDERED Rick Griffin ORIGINAL ART featuring Rick's trademark psychedelic-gothic lettering over a coiled dragon... one-of-a-kind and MEGA-COOL Griffin piece.