Eye Candy for Today: Jean-Pierre Gibrat comics panel

Jean-Pierre Gibrat comics panel, Flight of the Raven, Quai de Valmy
Jean-Pierre Gibrat comics panel, Flight of the Raven, Quai de Valmy

Quai de Valmy, Flight of the Raven, Jean-Pierre Gibrat; ink, watercolor and gouache on paper; roughly 25 x 20 inches ( 65 x 51 cm).

Link is to listing on Christie’s auction, where the original art sold for almost 44,000 Euros (roughly $46,000). The listing desctiption is in Franch; (Google Translate to English here).

This is the art from a single panel, part of a single page of a more than 100 page French graphic story (or bande-desinées — literally, “strip of drawings”) titled Flight of the Raven (link is to Amazon used listing). The Englich translation volume is unfortunately out of print and going used for about twice its cover price used, but several English translated editions of Gibrat’s other graphic stories are still available at regular price, and I recommend them highly.

This story, and Gibrat’s drawings, beautifully evoke the look and feel of Paris during the German occupation in WWII.

I love the details of daily activity that Gibrat has worked into the panel. Just beautiful.

For more, see my previous post on Jean-Pierre Gibrat.

 
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