Tuesday, 20 September 2016

CHRISTIE'S COMICS & ILLUSTRATION IN LONDON & AMSTERDAM - October 2016 (HERGÉ, UDERZO, JACOBS, FRANQUIN)


Paris, London and Amsterdam – On Saturday 19 November, Christie’s Paris and Daniel Maghen will offer their second ‘Comics & Illustrations’ auction of the year. On this occasion, a selection of 40 highlights from the auction will be on view in London and Amsterdam in October.

The tour* comprises an important selection of great European comic masters such as Hergé, with a fantastic 1930 double page from Quick and Flupke (estimate: €90,000-100,000), Hergé’s first series published between 1930 and 1969; and a sketch for the 1957 calendar of Le Journal de Tintin featuring the 12 main characters of The Adventures of Tintin dancing a sarabande (estimate: €110,000-120,000). 

The creators of celebrated heroes like Astérix, Blake & Mortimer, Corto Maltese, Spirou and Fantasio, the Smurfs and Blueberry will also be exhibited during the tour. Finally, modern authors will be present, including Moebius, Bilal, Vance, Rosinski, Guarnido and Loisel. These two exhibitions (in London and Amsterdam, free and open to the public) are a fantastic opportunity to rediscover heroes of the 9th art.

A special section of the sale and tour will focus on the comic author Jean-Pierre Gibrat. It marks the first time that Christie’s Paris devotes an auction catalogue to a contemporary artist. 17 full comic pages and original drawings chart the carrier of this master of the 9th art. 
Gibrat will be present in London and in Amsterdam to take the public through his work, and tell the success of his main series, Le Sursis, Le vol du Corbeau and Mattéo.

*CHRISTIE’S LONDON - SOUTH KENSINGTON 4-12 OCTOBER 
85 Old Brompton Road London SW7 3LD Tel: +44 (0)20 7930 6074 Viewing times: 5-12 October: 9am.-5pm. 
(closed on October 9)

*CHRISTIE’S AMSTERDAM 19-24 OCTOBER 
Cornelis Schuytstraat 57 
1071 JG Amsterdam 
Tel: +31 (0)20 57 55 255 Viewing times: 20-24 October: 10am.-5pm. 
(closed on October 22 and 23) 
4 October: Christie’s Lates Evening: 6pm.-8:30pm. 19 October: Christie’s Lates Evening: 6pm.- 8:30pm. 

Free Access 
AUCTION « BANDE DESSINÉE & ILLUSTRATION » IN PARIS: Saturday 19 November 2016 at 3pm. 
PUBLIC VIEWING IN PARIS: Wednesday 16, Thursday 17, Friday 18 from 10am. to 6pm.  Saturday 19 November 2016 from 10am. to 12pm. 
CHRISTIE’S PARIS: 9, avenue Matignon – 75008 – Paris

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