Tintin drawing sells for record €1.55m at auction

Tintin drawing sells for record €1.55m at auction

A comic strip depicting the famous boy detective Tintin has sold for a record €1.55m (£1.33m; $1.64m) in Paris.
The original plate, drawn in Chinese ink, is taken from the Explorers on the Moon story by the Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, better known as Herge.
It shows Tintin, his dog Snowy and Captain Haddock in spacesuits walking on the moon and looking at Earth.
The sale was a record for a one-page comic strip by Herge, the Artcurial auction house said.
It said that the 50x35cm drawing also set a world record for a post-war work by the artist sold at auction.
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19 November 2016 in World News, Views: 48
Source: BBC

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