The next few months, Hergé will be omnipresent
Hergé, the creator of Tintin, will never be out of the news in the coming months. There is a large-scale exhibition on Hergé in the Galeries nationales of the Grand Palais in Paris. Furthermore, a drawing by the Belgian cartoonist has been sold for a record amount in Hong Kong and a new Tintin gallery selling unique collection items has been opened in Brussels.
The exhibition in Paris draws a complete picture of Tintin and his spiritual father Georges Remi, alias Hergé. Numerous original drawings and advertisement boards made by Hergé are presented to the public. The drawings are spread over three floors and are presented in an original way. For instance, there is a model of Molensloot castle and of the rocket Tintin and his colourful company travelled to the moon with.
At an auction in Hong Kong, one of Hergé’s drawings was sold for 967,279 euros. A record amount for an original work by the Belgian cartoonist. The drawing depicts the main characters of the Tintin comic series. Hergé made the drawing on paper with pencil and Chinese ink. At the same auction, ten postcards were sold for an amount of 223,307 euros.
Finally a new gallery selling unique Tintin collection items opened its doors at the Brussels Grand Sablon, where collectors can find lithographs, sculptures etc. The works of art are made by European or Belgian artisans. This gallery never offers more than 77 collection items for sale at the same time : Hergé’s age when he died. Besides, the gallery has a library with books and comics in various languages. True Tintin fans are welcome from Tuesday to Sunday.