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A little bit of paradise for Comic’s lovers: Sotheby’s announces a Comic Book Art sale on May 14th

A little bit of paradise for Comic’s lovers: Sotheby’s announces a Comic Book Art sale on May 14th

After the success of the Jean-Arnold Schoofs collection in October 2015, Sotheby’s is pleased to announce its next Comic Book Art sale on 14 May featuring Franquin, Uderzo, Herriman, McCay, Jacobs and Manaa, to name just a few.

This catalogue of almost 260 lots of original drawings and plates, brings together the greatest European and American authors in this field. Amateurs will have the opportunity to admire the artistic talent of Hugo Pratt, discover the suspense of Jacobs and Jim Lee, enjoy the humour of André Franquin, or lose themselves in the dreamlike vignettes of Little Nemo.

In 2015, Sotheby’s achieved more than 23 world auction records for leading comic strip artists from around the globe. Among them was Hergé, whose historic double-page spread, King Ottokar’s Sceptre, garnered 1.6 million, breaking the world record for a double-page original by the author.

CHRIS WARE THE NEW YORKER Blue pencil, India ink sur papier (preparatory sketch included) Cover – 15 February 2010 (The New Yorker, 15 & 22 February 2010 included) 74 x 42 cm 15 000 – 18 000 € Photo: Sotheby’s / Art digital studio
JIM LEE BATMAN India ink 28 x 43 cm 15 000 – 18 000 € Photo: Sotheby’s / Art digital studio
ANDRÉ FRANQUIN GASTON LAGAFFE, LAGAFFE NOUS GATE India ink on paper Strip, gag 589 – Volume 8 – 1970 (Dupuis - 1970) 36.5 x 45.5 cm 100 000 – 110 000 € Photo: Sotheby’s / Art digital studio
ROBERT CRUMB CENTERFOLD MANIFESTO THE OLD ORDER, THE NEW ORDER India ink 1973 33 x 51 cm 45 000 – 55 000 € Photo: Sotheby’s / Art digital studio
EDGAR P. JACOBS BLAKE & MORTIMER, LE PIÈGE DIABOLIQUE India ink on paper Strip 10 – Volume 8 – 1962 (Lombard – 1962) 41 x 55 cm 85 000 – 105 000 € Photo: Sotheby’s / Art digital studio
JEAN-CLAUDE MÉZIÈRES VALÉRIAN ET LAURELINE Mixed techniques on paper Cover – Volume 6 (complete) – 2012 (Dargaud – 2012) 48 x 40 cm 25 000 – 30 000 € Photo: Sotheby’s / Art digital studio
CHARLES MONROE SCHULZ PEANUTS 60.5 x 41 cm India ink on paper Strip – Sunday Red Baron 8 November 1981 45 000 – 55 000 € Photo: Sotheby’s / Art digital studio

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