Lot n° 148
4000 - 5000
Result with fees
: 13 400EUR
Barbarella (T1), Le Terrain Vague 1964
Original plate no. 46, prepublished in V magazine in 1962.
India ink and colored inks on paper
34 × 48.3 cm (13.39 × 19.02 in.)
What makes the Barbarella series so special is that it blends two "bad genres" threatened by censorship at the time: eroticism and science fiction. Jean-Claude Forest's inventive, poetic universe heralded a new approach to SF comics that would influence both Christin and Mézières for Valérian, and the later work of Moebius. It was a revolution that narrowly escaped the wrath of the censors, and became world-famous thanks to Roger Vadim's mythical film of the same name starring Jane Fonda. It's also an elegant, classic work, masterfully executed with a brush. The indications in blue ink are intended for chromists for two-color printing.
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