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The original plate of the comic figure Tintin from the 1936 album “The Blue Lotus” by Belgian creator Herge, dyed and painted with water, will be exhibited on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Artcurial auction house in Paris an estimated value of 2.2 to 2.8 million euros ($ 2.6 to 3.4 million) on sale Thursday.
Art expert Eric Leroy gesticulates while speaking to the Associated Press during an interview when he is standing next to the original inked and water-painted panel of the cartoon character Tintin from Belgian creator Herge’s 1936 album “The Blue Lotus” The artwork with a An estimated value of 2.2 to 2.8 million euros (2.6 to 3.4 million US dollars) is offered for sale on Thursday at the Artcurial auction house in Paris.
A polychrome resin sculpture of the cartoon character Tim and his dog from 1941 from the album “The Crab with the Golden Claws” by the Belgian creator Herge from 1941 will be exhibited on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Artcurial auction house in Paris with a work of art an estimated value of 400 to 900 million euros will be offered for sale on Thursday.
PARIS (AP) – A Tintin drawing by Belgian artist Herge was sold in Paris on Thursday for 2.6 million euros, breaking the record for the most expensive comic 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 adventures of Tintin, a young reporter created by Herge.
The work shows a red dragon on a black background next to the frightened character’s face. It was never kept on the shelves as it was considered too expensive to be reproduced on a large scale, a sacrifice of the artist’s craftsmanship.
In “Blue Lotus”, Tintin and his dog Snowy traveled to China during the Japanese invasion of 1931 to investigate and uncover Japanese espionage networks, drug smuggling rings and other crimes.
The record price set by auction house Artcurial for the sale on Thursday did not include auction fees. Works by Hergé, whose real name is Georges Remi, previously set the record for the most expensive comic works of art with the front pages of Tintin comics, which also sold for 2.6 million euros, including auction fees.
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