French Original Comic Art Set To Rock The Marketplace At Christie's In Paris

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Christie's Auction House in Paris is having its first sale of comic book material in April. And there are going to be some seriously large wallets to be carried to this display of European comic book art.

The cover of Asterix And The Soothsayer (Le Devin in the original) by Uderzo will be the highest valued piece of work on display, estimated to sell for 170,000 Euros ($230,000).

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But we will also see a page from Bilal's Partie de chasse,  estimated at 30 000 euros ($40,000), as is the cover of Tif et Tondu et la Main blanche by Will, the cover of XIII: The Last Round by Vance.christies2-555x731

The cover of Spirou et Fantasio : L'Héritage by Franquin is estimated at 80,000 ($110,000) and an illustration by Gibrat at 40,000 euros ($55,000)

The artwork will be on display from March 26th to 31st before the auction on April 5th in Paris.

 

 

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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