I had heard it was a fire. Regardless I'm glad Jeff is re-creating his iconic art work for those us who remember it when it was brand new. I just added to his kickstarter for this project and am going to give my reward to my brother for his birthday. We played D&D, AD&D and Gamma World all the time growing up. He will love the gift I'm sure of it. Keep up the good work Jeff!
From Jeff himself - "People are always asking me if I still have any of the original artwork from my days as a staff artist at TSR Hobbies, the original publishers of the world's first fantasy role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons. Unfortunately, I don't. TSR kept it in their files when I left, and one day (so I'm told) nearly all of that artwork got thrown into a dumpster. It's gone."