Christie’s auction house has announced an auction at their Paris location of “Bande Dessinée et Illustration” (Comics and Illustration), on 14 March, 2015.
This looks to be a fantastic sale of originals by some of Europe’s foremost artists working in the field (as well as a few Americans), expertly selected by Galerie Daniel Maghen, a Paris based gallery and publishing house specializing in comics art and fantasy illustration.
The sale is a cornucopia of hundreds of pieces of beautiful comics and illustration art, much of it by artists who are unfortunately not as well known in the U.S. as they should be. The selections include the absolutely wonderful gouache painting from the Blueberry series by Jean “Moebius” Giraud, shown above, top.
From the page for the upcoming sale, you can choose to view the lots as a grid or list from the Browse Sale links at the upper right. Each detail page has a pop-up for a larger image.
You can also click “E-Catalog” under that, and after agreeing to their notice, view the catalog in online magazine format, or as a downloadable PDF. You can also purchase a print version ($41.00 USD).
I don’t know how long the images will remain viewable after the sale is past; you may be able to find it under “Past Lots” at that point, but a number of the images may not be available.
(Images above: Jean “Moebius” Giraud [with detail], Jean-Pierre Girbrat [with detail], Didier Graffet, Olivier Ledroit, Enki Bilal, Daniel Cacouault, Paul Echegoyen, Ralph Mayer, Juanjo Guarnido, Pierre Joubert, François Schuiten, Benjamin Flao, Laurent Gapaillard, Frédéric Pillot [with detail])
[Via Gurney Journey]
[Please note: a number of the images on the linked sources are NSFW and not suitable for children, or others under 18.]
Galerie Daniel Maghen, Paris
5 Replies to “Christie’s Comics and Illustration Auction, 14 March 2015”
All stunning!! Thank you for announcing this!
Oh I do enjoy the steampunk that is happening! Quite a reminder about innovation, technology and unfortunately how we are dependent on mechanical logic. I wonder if the metallic colors could be understood in a more natural less polluted fashion.
Thank you for reminding your auction. I will keep that complete day definitely free. Me and my kids loves the comics art and fantasy illustration described by your selected artists in their comic books.
Absolutely delightful. I had an opportunity to visit DM Gallery a while ago. It is a treasure trove for all true comic fans, indeed.
I have just found a pencil drawing by Albert Dorne in a Famous Artists Course book from 1952. I’m trying to ascertain it’s salability and value.
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