Tintin in America breaks a new record!

Hergé - Tintin en Amérique
Hergé (Georges Remi dit) (1907-1983)
Tintin in America
Indian ink, graphite and corrective gouache for the cover of the 1942 edition
52 x 36 cm
© Hergé / Tintinimaginatio 2023
Sold €2,158,400

On 10th February, during its sale The World of Hergé, Tintin’s Creator, Artcurial auctioned Hergé’s original cover drawing for the 1942 edition of Tintin in America. Reprinted in 1946 for the first colour edition of the album, this Indian ink drawing sold for €2,158,400. This exceptional and unique masterpiece, which has fascinated several generations of readers without losing its modernity, set a new world record for an original black and white drawing by Hergé.


Artcurial confirms its leading position in the Comic strips field and set a new world record for an ink drawing by Hergé.



















Hergé - Coke en stock
Hergé (Georges Remi dit) (1907-1983)
Coke en stock
Pencil sketch for page 42 of this album published in 1958 by Casterman
Pre-published in 1956 in Le Journal de Tintin
54 × 36 cm
© Hergé / Tintinimaginatio 2023
Sold €216,480

No less than 103 other lots dedicated to Tintin’s Creator World were also offered for sale. Among them, Coke in Stock, a pencil drawing for page 42 of this album, was sold for €216,480, alongside another pencil page of Flight 714 for Sydney, which sold for €209,920. A spectacular drawing in Indian ink and watercolour for the 20th anniversary card of Le Journal de Tintin also sold for €52,480. Finally, a drawing inspired by the world of the Blue Lotus sold for €39,360.


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