Sunday, 3 June 2012

Tintin Breaks Record

This cover art in Indian ink and gouache is a rare original Hergé drawing for Tintin in America (1932). Yesterday in Paris it fetched a record-breaking 1.3m euro thingies ($1.6m). That knocks Batman and Superman into the long grass. Only four years ago it sold for a mere 764,000 euro thingies (CLICK). So it made its seller a handsome profit and no doubt will do so again for its new owner. The anonymous buyer wisely shed his Monopoly money before the euro goes bust. That's what you call a win win situation. It's a shame Hergé - real name Georges Remi - isn't alive to grab his share of the loot. The work will be staying in France.

2 Comments:

At 3/6/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well worth every penny, euro thingey.

 
At 3/6/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

And well worth getting rid of that Monopoly money too.

 

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