BATEM

Lot 34
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Estimation :
6000 - 8000 EUR
Result with fees
Result : 10 400EUR
BATEM
BATEM
MARSUPILAMI
Robinson Academy (T.18), Marsu Productions 2005
Original plate n°27. Signed. India ink on paper
36 × 46.6 cm (14.17 × 18.35 in.)

Pachyderms abound in Palombia, it is known! This one slipped in on the set of Robinson Academy, a survivalist reality game, whose French model is not hard to guess. Bonus: the meeting of the elephant and the Marsupilami gives Batem the opportunity to paint a breathtaking rodeo of dynamism, from the binding of the trunk at the beginning of the board, to the final surrender of the quadruped. "Speaking of the quadruped," notes the artist, "I caricatured its four feet. To give him a base, to humanize him in a zany way, and also to evoke these clowns walking one behind the other under a disguise of flaccid fabric. Complicated, to sketch and bring to life an elephant? "Not as difficult as making a bird's eye view of a city! But as long as I'm having fun and drawing with relish, it's all good. Even if I have to spend three hours in research on preparatory sketches."
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