Thundering Tornado: Tintin Comic Art Sells for $1.2 mn

A 1932 oil painting, finished for the iconic cover of Tintin in America hammered the earlier world record for an unique comic book work. This was designed in March 2007 when a drawing by artist Enki Bilal called Bleu Sang (Blue Blood) generated €177,000. Touted as a “museum piece” in Artcurial’s auction booklet, the painting by comic artist, creator of Tintin, Herge got sold for €764,200 ($1.2 mn) inclusive of expenses on 29 March. Total earnings that this auction of 650 comic originals generated stood at €280,000.

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