“This is a unique event, long overdue” said Artcurial. The author of the famous series “The Obscure Cities” have always refused to sell, except for rare exceptions. François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters even gave away their original pages of the books to maintain the possibility to reprint the books in best quality available in the future 3)
These thirty illustrations sweep the period from 1984 to 2012. We find the first image created in 1993 to decorate the metro station Arts et Métiers in Paris (estimate 25,000 to 35,000 euros), the cover of the book by Jules Verne “Paris in the Twentieth Century” in 1994 (25,000 to 35,000 euros ) and a set of illustrations dated 1997 for the World Expo 2000 in Hanover.
It will also be offered a portrait of the artist at work (25,000 to 35,000 euros), conducted as part of the Angoulême Festival in 2003, or a tribute to David by Michelangelo in 2004, Larousse (20,000 to 25,000 euros) 4).
See the details of the artwork that take part of the auction at the auction page.