The original oil painting used for the cover of Tintin in America sold for €764,200 (1.2 million USD) at an auction on Saturday March 29, obliterating the old record for an original comic book art. Last March, a drawing by artist Enki Bilal called Bleu Sang (Blue Blood) fetched €177,000 ($285,950 Cdn).
Held in Paris, Auction house Artcurial announced that the 1932 oil painting, by Tintin’s Belgian creator Hergé, was part of one-off sale of 650 comic originals.
Tintin Actor chosen
Tintin record-breaking sale of the original artwork happened only a day after the announcement that british actor Thomas Sangster will be playing Tintin in the upcoming Steven Spielberg movie. Sangster is best known for his roles in the films Love Actually and Nanny McPhee . Andy Serkis has been confirmed in the role of Captain Haddock.
Tintin was also in the news as recently as last week, publisher Raymond LeBlanc passed away.
Via CBC News.