Tintin artwork sell for a record breaking $2.9 million

Illustrations by Hergé, the artist behind the famous Tintin comic book series have sold for a staggering $2.9 million. The artwork is an original, signed by Hergé and featuring drawings that were created for the inside covers of the Tintin books which were published from 1937 to 1958. The monumentally popular series has consistently created and http://luxurylaunches.com/auctions/tintin_in_america_cover_beats_its_own_record_as_the_most_expensive_original_comics_art_in_the_world.php records in the world of comic art auction and this time was no different; the Artcurial auction house witnessed the creation of a new record as an unnamed American collector spent 15 minutes furiously bidding on the piece until a new record was created. Incidentally the previous record amount of $1.6 million was also held by a Tintin artwork.

The simple black and white illustrations are in Hergé’s typical and familiar style. Despite no particular claims made regarding the rarity of the work, we can surmise that they must be pretty rare considering that the Tintin in America artwork which sold for $1.6 million in 2012 was one of only 5 pieces created!

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