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Franquin, Hergé and Uderzo featured for sale BD Artcurial

Like all markets, the auction has been touched by the epidemic of sars coronavirus. The recent resumption of sales, on the Internet, such as on-site, tends to prove that the art market is rather defends well. And the comic is no exception.

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The traditional sale BD Artcurial spring, which was due to take place on the 28th of march, has been postponed to Saturday, June 27. "However, we feel that there is a desire," says the expert of the sale, Eric Leroy. The containment has created a lot of frustration among buyers from casual to the collectors. Today, they want to see, touch, buy. They want to try to make fun..."

This is the Belgian André Franquin, who will be honored Saturday during the sale, alongside other big names in comics like Hergé (Tintin), Uderzo (Asterix), or Morris (Lucky Luke).

In total, more than 300 lots will be offered for sale by Artcurial. The highlight of the sale is expected to be a drawing in india ink of Franquin entitled "The dugout". "This sale BD does not operate as a thermometer of the market of the original comic book, analysis of Eric Leroy. But this may be an indicator, that's for sure! We can see that the market has resumed. The evidence we have had recently the sale of a spread original of Tanguy and Laverdure by Uderzo 150,000 €. This is not bad..."

The highlight of this sale BD Artcurial is no doubt this original drawing "The dugout" representative Spirou and Fantasio. Signed by André Franquin, this cover published in 1954, is estimated to be between 350,000 and 450,000 euros. Artcurial 2020.

Estimated between 350,000 and 450,000 euros, the "pirogue" of Franquin (37.5 cm x 28.5 cm) has been carried out for the coverage of the 49th album of the Spirou paper, published in April 1954. Clinging to a liana, the Marsupilami observes Spirou and Fantasio parties to search for her in a canoe in the heart of the forest of Palombie. "This is a very well-known, a great beauty, and who has made the tour of the world," adds the expert. There are a few beautiful pieces signed by Franquin on the market. So when they see one, collectors know that it should not be missed."

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In reality, the big advantage of this sale, " said Eric Leroy "is that it is a succession. It is, therefore, a sale very straightforward, perfectly in line with the market. We have an eclectic collection, assembled by a collector who had good taste. And even if there is a sale a little unusual at the level of the dates, I feel that this is for the sale of fun is going to happen."

Among the lots proposed in the course of this vacation, the very beautiful drawing of Hergé from the Scepter of Ottokar , estimated to be between 250,000 and 350,000 euros. Artcurial 2020.

Among the other prizes offered during this vacation, there will be a drawing by Hergé from the Ottokar's Sceptre, the eighth book of the adventures of Tintin, produced for the cover of the newspaper Le Petit Vingtième, published on December 1, 1938. "This is undeniably a very beautiful piece, says Eric Leroy. This is especially a drawing that shows all the virtuosity of Hergé. I call this image the "chewing-gum". Look at this line, never drawn to the rule in Hergé. Here the line is clear and lively..."

The design of this Tintin to his arrival to Prague, accompanied by his faithful Milou, stumbling to the exit of the plane and catching up and narrowly the beard of the mysterious doctor Halambique. This cover artwork (22 x 22 cm) is estimated to be between 250,000 and 350,000 euros.

This gouache by Albert Uderzo, disappeared during confinement, watch Asterix and Obelix in full run. Done for the cover of the colouring book Punch, published in 1966, this rare work of art that is estimated to be between 20,000 and 25,000 euros. Artcurial 2020

It is also one of the proposed lots, a gouache by Albert Uderzo, disappeared during the containment, showing Asterix and Obelix, created for the cover of the album to colour in Punch, published in 1966, is estimated to be between 20,000 and 25,000 euros. "I have no idea about the evolution of the price of the original Albert Uderzo," acknowledges the expert. But, failing that, to prophesy the flight of its rating, I know that there is no risk to buy Uderzo, especially of this quality. All the illustrations put in color by Uderzo himself, are rare in 1966. "

An illustration (37 x 55 cm) in the colours of the legendary Lucky Luke and Jolly Jumper by the Belgian Morris is estimated to be between 5.000 and 7.000 euros. Artcurial 2020.

Among the most important artists of the 9th art, there is an illustration (37 x 55 cm) in the colours of the legendary Lucky Luke and Jolly Jumper by the Belgian Morris is estimated to be between 5.000 and 7.000 euros. A board of Tarzan by the american draughtsman Burne Hogarth is estimated to be between 10,000 and 12,000 euros.

A watercolor signed by the Italian Hugo Pratt reveals a portrait of Corto Maltese. Artcurial 2020.

other contemporary authors such as the Italian Hugo Pratt are present in the collection at the auction. It should be noted a beautiful watercolor of Pratt representing Corto Maltese, but also an illustration, acrylic and pastel, Enki Bilal extracted from the book Ulysses in Love (2012), estimated at between 20,000 and 25,000 euros.

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The sale will also be the opportunity to highlight the work of Jean-Claude Mézières (Valérian). Gouache and China ink for the cover of the album The Orphan of the stars is estimated to be between 40,000 and 45,000 euros. Ironing the ink extracted from The Ambassador of the shadows is estimated at between 25,000 and 35,000 euros.

A canvas by Philippe Druillet is also part of the sale. Artcurial 2020.

Finally, the sale also allows you to acquire a canvas of Philippe Druillet, from the series Crossover (1991). This acrylic on canvas is estimated to be between 10.000 and 12.000€.

"We cannot yet say nothing about the effect of confinement on the auction sales of the original COMICS, concludes the expert. We can probably draw up a first balance sheet in December. All I can say is that the traffic returns in the auction houses in Paris, and that the digitization of the auction was truly engaged on the duration..."

Comics Artcurial. 27 June 2020 14: 30 - 336 lots. Artcurial. - Hôtel marcel Dassault - 7 Rond-Point des Champs-Elysees 75008 Paris. Tel. : 33 (0)1 42 99 20 20.

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