The catalogs of the sale will be available for purchase at Daniel Maghen Gallery and on danielmaghen-editions.com website, as of June 2021.
Jean-Pierre Gibrat and Roger catalogs will be available for purchase in bookstores as of June 17, 2021 (after the sale).
122 artworks featuring historic and contemporary comic art and illustrations will be displayed at this sale, organized by Daniel Maghen Enchères et Expertises, at la Maison de l'Amérique Latine (Paris) on June 12, 2021, at 2:30 pm.
The auction will start with 17 exeptional artworks by French comic artist and scriptwriter Jean-Pierre Gibrat (1954), gathered in a special catalog. Gibrat, who is regarded as one of the greatest contemporary masters of comic art, is offering for sale major pieces from his personal collection, out of his most famous series: Le Sursis (Editions Dupuis) and Mattéo (Editions Futuropolis). Bids for this emblematic catalog will have a strong start with two historic pieces: the original cover of the first part of Le Sursis (1997), which is estimated at 50 000 to 60 000 euros, and the page that ends the diptych (1999), estimated at 40 000 to 50 000 euros.
The sale will continue with the special catalog dedicated to the young Spanish comic artist Roger Ibáñez (1977). For this auction, the artist will present a selection of 18 artworks from his emblematic series Jazz Maynard (Editions Dargaud). A true goldsmith of black and white, Roger handles the brush with unequaled virtuosity, and is one of the best comic artists of his generation. This catalog features covers and original artworks from the Jazz Maynard series, as well as original illustrations especially created for this event, within the secret recesses of his studio.
Last, the auction will present the great masters of comic art and illustration. Among others, it will feature the superb original cover by Hergé for Tintin comic strip magazines (1955-1956), estimated at 120 000 to 150 000 euros. Two original sketches by Uderzo created for Asterix anniversary album, Le Livre d'Or (2009), will also be offered for sale. Those are the very last Asterix hand-drawn sketches by Uderzo, who had stopped inking the series artwork for several years. And an original illustration totally unknown by Franquin produced in the 70s featuring his most famous creations, the Marsupilami and Gaston Lagaffe. Among the classics of comic strip, we will find Grzegorz Rosinski, with a magnificent original artwork by Thorgal, Au-delà des ombres (1982), estimated at 25 000 to 30 000 euros, Gotlib, a master of the humorous comic strip, with a full story featuring 6 original artworks named Le Monde Secret de l'élève Chaprot, prepublished in Pilote (1967) and estimated at 25 000 to 30 000 euros, and William Vance, with a Bruce J. Hawker original cover for Tintin magazine (1986), estimated at 12 000 to 15 000 euros. Unique artworks by Alex Alice, Bonnet, Caza, Chéret, Conrad, David B, Delaby, Druillet, Flao, Follet, Forest, Frank Pé, Gauckler, Gillon, Giraud, Grun, Guarnido, Jijé, Joubert, Lafebre, Lauffray, Lepage, Malik, Manara, Marc-Antoine Mathieu, Ralph Meyer, Mezières, Michetz, Mirallès, Mourier, Mulatier, Pellerin, Plessix, Pratt, Riff Reb's, Rochette, Schwartz, Sempé, Tabary, Thos, Tibet, Tillieux, Vallée, Varanda and Will will also be presented.
The 122 auction lots will be displayed in a public exhibition at Daniel Maghen Gallery from Tuesday, June 8 till Saturday, June 12, 2021.
Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2:30 pm (free entry, mandatory registration)
Maison de l'Amérique Latine
217 Boulevard Saint-Germain 75007 Paris
Galerie Daniel Maghen (free entry)
36 rue du Louvre, 75001 Paris
Tuesday, June 8, from 12:30 till 7 pm
Wednesday, June 9, Thursday, June 10 and Friday June 11, from 10:30 am till 7 pm
Saturday, June 12, from 9:30 am till 12 noon
Buyers will have to pay and collect their lots at Daniel Maghen Gallery, at the following address: 36 rue du Louvre 75001 Paris, except for those which were displayed during the auction, namely lots nos. 1, 2, 23, 35 BIS, 69 and 82. The latter may be picked at the end of the sale.
HOW TO BID
Due to the COVID-19 sanitary crisis, this year access to the public auction will be limited, and mandatory preregistration is required. If you wish to bid in the auction room, please register at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will assign you a paddle with a bidder number that you can pick up at the reception desk, before and during the auction. In order to ensure your safety, access to the auction room has been adjusted to comply with the government's sanitary regulations. Wearing facemasks is mandatory, and barrier gestures as well as social distancing rules must be respected.
If you cannot attend the auction, you may register one or several orders by giving us a maximum bid for each lot, (the amount stated corresponding to the maximum price for which you wish to bid, excluding buyers fees). To deposit an order, you can send us a request by email to the following address: email@example.com. You will also be able to register your purchase orders directly on the auction website danielmaghen-encheres.com.
If you wish to bid by phone during the auction, simply send your request by email to the address: firstname.lastname@example.org stating the lots that you are interested in, the phone number where we can reach you as well as your bank details. Phone bidding is a free service offered to customers who are not able to attend the auction.
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