EbeneInfo – AU – Rare Tintin comic art to be sold in Paris for millions


Not even the coronavirus can stand in the way of the intrepid Belgian reporter and comic book legend Tintin

Comic book lovers and tourists alike can catch a socially distant glimpse of a Tintin drawing by Herge in Paris before it goes under the hammer on Thursday The sale is estimated at 2 to 3 million euros, possibly breaking the record for the most expensive comic book art in history

The 1936 work in Chinese ink, gouache and watercolor was intended as the cover for The Blue Lotus, the fifth volume of the Belgian journalist’s adventures.But it was never on a bookstore shelf because it was rejected because it was too expensive to reproduce on a large scale – a sacrifice of his own rare craftsmanship

« They had to do four-color process printing, so an extra color and (the publisher) thought the comic albums were already expensive and reproducing that cover would add to production costs, » said comics expert Eric Leroy at Art Curial auction house on Champs-Elysees Avenue

As the name Blue Lotus suggests, the artwork Tintin placed in Asia A giant red dragon appears on a black background in the petrified face of the Belgian reporter.It is a valuable addition to the universe of Tintin that has been the subject of recent shows in London and Barcelona, ​​a 2011 Hollywood adaptation, video game and app is

In Blue Lotus, Tintin traveled to China during the Japanese invasion of 1931 to investigate and uncover Japanese espionage networks, drug smuggling rings and other crimes together with his dog Snowy

However, the great interest in this work has raised a number of questions in the French media about the origin of the work – whether it was a gift to the son of Tintin Drucker or a drawing that the artist simply made was never returned

However, there is no question of authenticity. On Thursday, Hergé, real name Georges Remi, broke the record for the most expensive piece of comic art with 26 million euros, previously set by himself

“We set the previous record for the Pages de Garde in 2014. It would be fair for this piece to break that record. Hergé had only done five comic book covers using this direct color technique, so this is a lot rarely, ”said Leroy

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EbeneInfo – AU – Rare Tintin comic art is to be sold in Paris for millions

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