Fine results for the auction "Cartoon" of the house Artcurial
On Saturday November 23, Artcurialconvanced fans of the 9ème art to know six-month Comics,
which totals 1,2 M € / 1,3 M $. A rare framed board of the ship of stone of the designer Enki Bilal wins the highest price of this vacation at 117 000 € / 128 700 $. A bronze sculpture representing the Tintin and Snowy acolytes, made in 1975 by Nat Neujean under the direction of Hergé, seduced the collectors and reached 84 500 € / 92 950 $.
Lot 211: NAT NEUJEAN, Tintin and Snowy, bronze sculpture made in 1975 by Nat Neujean under the direction of Hergé. Height: 72 cm.
Awarded 84 500 € / 92 950 $ including fees (estimate: 50 000 - 60 000 €)
Modern comics have captured the heart of collectors with the designer Enki Bilal, who wins the highest price of this vacation with a rare framed board of the Vaisseau de Pierre (lot 152), which flew to 117 000 €, exceeding his estimate, and returns to a European collector.
The fans of Tintin were as always at the rendezvous and fought for a magnificent bronze sculpture representing the two inseparable Tintin and Snowy (lot 211) made in 1975 by Nat Neujean under the direction of Hergé, won by a European collector for 84 500 € / 92 950 $. Note also a lithograph made in 1979 on the occasion of the Prix Stéphane Janssen at the Royal Waterloo Golf Club, signed in pencil by Hergé (lot 209) who won the nice price of 36 400 € / 40 040 $.
Another very beautiful piece, the lithography extracted from the album On a walk on the moon (lot 210) signed by Hergé as well as by the American astronauts who walked on the Moon, triples its estimate at 33 800 € / 37 180 $. Rare signatures adorn this lot to the image of Buzz Aldrin and his dedication "First moonwalkers after Tintin", Finally, the color album of Tintin in Congo, made in 1948, (lot 193) was sold 21 500 € / 23 650 $ charges included.
Classic comics were also in the spotlight since the exceptional set of 18 plates in Italian format from L'odio di corazon Sutton from Italian Hugo Pratt (lot 276) change of hands for € 70 / $ 200.
The collection of original drawings illustrating the adventures of the young child heroine Caroline Pierre Probst also aroused the interest of collectors, with beautiful auctions including for Caroline to winter sports (lot 13), awarded 14 300 € / 15 730 $, as well as Caroline in Europe (lot 22), sold 13 700 € / 15 070 $ costs included, both tripling their estimate.
Lot 152: Enki BILAL, The Stone Vessel, awarded 117 000 € / 128 700 $ including fees
(estimate: 80 000 - 100 000)