Martine confirms his status as a star of children’s literature. The heroine of children’s books has won on Saturday a great success for the auction at a sale, Artcurial, which contained drawings of masters of the COMICS like Hergé, Bilal, Morris, or Franquin. 27 original drawings of the illustrator Marcel Marlier (gouache on paper) from the various adventures of Martine (Martine at the fair, to the mountains, the sea…) total of 559.000 euro, five times the estimate, ” said Artcurial. Offered for the first time at auction, the drawings have all been sold, to 3/4 to collectors foreign.
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“It’s fixed really, of a sudden, the odds of Martine on the market item, It confirms the great talent of the artist Marcel Marlier and Martine has marked the minds of several generations”, says Eric Leroy, an expert of the department comics of Artcurial. “The most famous images were the most contested in the image of a gouache by Martine, petit rat” at the opera, which flies away 48.100€”, or 12 times its estimate, according to the auction house. Martine camping, estimated to be between 4,000 and 6,000 euros, gets 33.800 euros”.
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But it is the cartoonist Enki Bilal, who reached the highest price of the sale: a piece of The Woman Trap is a party to 149.500 euros, doubling its estimate. A gouache and pastel performed for Die Mauer Berlin has been sold for 62.400 euro (for a high estimate to 55,000 euros). The cover of the new edition of the album for century – part of hunting, to be published in 2019 Casterman, gets 71.500 euros, said the auction house. “Enki Bilal largely confirms the interest of collectors. It is really in the price supported. It is the mark of very great confirm year after year these prices”, says Eric Leroy.
Side safe values, a sketch of the plate 56 from the album of Tintin Coke en stock, made in 1955 by Hergé, sold for 130.000 euros (estimate: 100.000 – 130.000 euro). The board (55 x 36,40 cm), where one sees a torpedo avoid little the cargo on board of which are Tintin and Haddock, is autographed and signed by Hergé with the date of June 1972. Among the other works of the creator of Tintin offered for sale a lithograph in color (101,90 x 71,20 cm) from the album We walked on the Moon sold 46.800 euros, or 3 times the estimate. Signed by Hergé, this lithograph is autographed by one of the astronauts of each of the lunar missions of the Apollo program.
The sale, during which 180 lots were put up for auction with also of the works of Morris, Franquin and even Hugo Pratt, totalling about 2 million euros (fees included), said Artcurial.
Martine at the fair , 1958. Artcurial Martine at the fair, 1958. Martine at the circus, 1956. Martine à la mer, 1956. Martine camping, 1960. Martine and the four seasons, 1962. Martine and the four seasons, 1962. Martine and the four seasons, 1962. Martine monte à cheval, 1966. Martine petit rat ” at the Opera, 1972. Martine at the house., 1974.