Balsa Pig from the 1950’s era. Balsa is in great condition. Just needs some TLC all over (does have drill holes in it). Board has been painted all over in the Mid 60’s with “Murphy” the Surfer – a character who personified the surfing lifestyle and appeared on the cover of Aug/Sept issue in 1962. This would be a fantastic wall hanger for your man cave, Pub etc. Great piece of history. 9ft x 21″ x 3″
Some info on Rick Griffin:
A Southern California teenager in the 1950’s, Rick Griffin was developing his art when John Severson, founder of Surfer magazine, visited his high school and got a glimpse of his work. Impressed by Griffin’s unique style and enthusiasm for the sport, Severson eventually invited him to work as an artist for Surfer Magazine. By graduation Griffin’s artwork began showing up on covers of surf publications, on surf music albums and inside comic books and magazines.
Griffin experienced a brief encounter with traditional art school, attending Chouinardd Art School, but the “Duke” of surf art primarily gained long lasting fame through his creation of the cartoon grommie “Murphy”.
Sold April 2015