A Jefferson Airplane original painting created by artist Ron Cobb for their album jacket "After Bathing at Baxter's," 1967
Lot 3190
A Jefferson Airplane original painting created by artist Ron Cobb for their album jacket "After Bathing at Baxter's," 1967
Sold for US$ 24,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
A Jefferson Airplane original painting created by artist Ron Cobb for their album jacket "After Bathing at Baxter's," 1967
Rendered in gouache, oil paint, and pen and ink, this work depicts an elaborate airplane with an attached banner reading "After Bathing at Baxter's" as it flies over a dump. According to an article found on the internet, the airplane is "a whimsical re-imagining of the group's Haight-Ashbury house on Fulton Street, depicted as a Heath Robinson-inspired flying machine soaring about the chaos of American commercial culture." This is the actual artwork created by Ron Cobb [former Walt Disney studio artist turned cartoonist, writer, film designer, and director] for the band to use as the front and back images for their third album; his signature of "R Cobb" is penned on the lower center margin. Included is the 1967 record and jacket showing how Cobb's work translated to the album cover, a CD of the album, and some paperwork explaining the significance of this record and its album artwork.
Matted and framed; overall size 18 x 30in; painting only: 12 x 24in

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    This piece is from the personal collection of Rick Pikrone who is the owner of The Studio Wardrobe Department, a unique clothing and memorabilia store located at 1357 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood, California.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this piece is rendered on Crescent "Illustration Board," it has an extra 2-inch strip taped to its top margin (that the artist himself added to finish the work), and is now UN-MATTED and UN-FRAMED. The painting measures 16 3/4in x 26in.
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