breaking news Original Tintin In America Comic Drawing Could Sell For 2 Million Euros
The illustration, by the famous Belgian designer Hergé, is done in Indian ink, graphite and corrective gouache. The design, which was used for the cover of the “full page” edition of 1942 and again for the color edition of 1946, is still used today on the cover of “Tintin in America”.
Artcurial, an auction house based in Paris, will host tomorrow “The universe of Hergé, creator of Tintin”, with an original drawing by the famous Belgian designer Hergé, for the 1942 edition of “Tintin in America”.
The illustration, done in India ink, graphite and corrective gouache, is expected to fetch at least €2 million ($2.45 million), with the estimated range being €2.2 million to 3.2 million euros.
The design, which was used for the cover of the “full page” edition of 1942 and again for the color edition of 1946, is still used today on the cover of “Tintin in America”. Artcurial comics expert Eric Leroy said the illustration was “an exceptional piece that has inspired many generations of readers”.
Tintin first appeared in a comic strip in 1929 and later starred in 24 books. Hergé’s Tintin pieces have regularly exceeded estimates at auction. In 2012, Artcurial sold the original drawing of the cover illustration for the 1932 edition of Tintin in America for a record 1,338,509 euros, and in 2021, an illustration of the cover of “Le Lotus Bleu” sold €3.2 million, setting a new world record for the most expensive comic book artwork.
Hergé, real name Georges Remi, died in 1983. Tintin remains one of the most beloved comic book characters of all time, captivating readers with his adventurous stories and unique style of illustration.
Tomorrow’s auction is expected to attract comic book enthusiasts, Tintin fans and art collectors from around the world. Hergé’s original drawing for the 1942 edition of “Tintin in America” is a rare opportunity to own a piece of Tintin history and is sure to create excitement in the art world.
(Edited by : Priyanka Deshpande)
First post: 8 Feb 2023 20:57 STI