Lot 34
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ANA MIRALLES DJINN The 30 bells (T.2), Dargaud Original illustration for a cover project realized in 2002, put in colors by the artist in 2022, published in Ana by Daniel Maghen the same year. Signed. India ink and watercolor on paper 38.1 × 47.2 cm (15 × 18.58 in.) Jade, pensive, poses at the prow of her ten-oared caïque, under the glow of a yellow sky tinting the waters of the Bosphorus like a mirror. The volutes escaped from the hookah go up vertical in the immobile air but the mane of Jade vibrates of life, like the snakes on the head of Medusa. It is as if she were subjected to a supernatural gust of wind. This classic scene has often inspired Ana Miralles: a similar watercolor was chosen for the cover of the album The 30 Bells. But here, the use of Indian ink gives the work a liveliness with the charm of the comic strip. In the sequence of the album, Jade has just dispatched Assoua, her Moorish slave, under the canopy erected at the other end of the skiff. There, curled up on cushions, Lady Nelson waits. It is up to her to please Assoua... If she doesn't succeed, her blonde English buttocks will be whipped. And the half-smile of Jade echoes this embrace of which she is the instigator.
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