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Note: This 2-Print Set pulls from each respective edition of 50.
Presented in partnership with The Chambers Project and The Griffin Estate, 1xRUN is excited to offer these extremely rare editions in limited quantities.
"Both editions feature artwork that was originally published in 1972 as part of Rick Griffin's "Man From Utopia.". Amongst Griffin heads it is considered to be his Magnum Opus and some of
his best, most abstract work. Done during his most psychedelic years
and purely out of self interest, both images are very iconic and
translate very well in this larger format." - Brian Chambers
"In 1966, Rick Griffin moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco and began shifting away from producing cartoons for Surfer magazine,
which insisted on censoring his work, and towards designing rock music
posters in San Francisco, which was a new genre of art that was all the
rage in the counterculture. By 1967, Griffin was recognized along with
Wes Wilson, Stanley "Mouse" Miller, Alton Kelley and Victor Moscoso as
the "Big Five" artists who set the creative direction for psychedelic
American rock posters...
...Man from Utopia is first and
foremost a remarkable collection Griffin's most beautifully composed
illustrations, which include recurring icons far removed from
Christianity. Hearts, roses, pussies, light bulbs, aliens and skulls
flourish throughout the book, embedded in Griffin's complex,
sharp-edged ink lines. Despite the lack of a specific story or defined
narrative in Man from Utopia, the drawings feel like they are
thematically connected, delivering precious lessons for those who are
patient enough to absorb the entire scope of their message." - M. Steven Fox of Comix Joint
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Rick Griffin was an American artist and one of the leading designers of
psychedelic posters in the 1960s. As a contributor to the underground
comix movement, his work appeared regularly in Zap Comix. Griffin was
closely identified with the Grateful Dead, designing some of their
best-known posters and album covers such as Aoxomoxoa. His work within
the surfing subculture included both film posters and his comic strip,