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Studios Hergé - Dessin original - Projet publicitaire Tintin - Tintin et les oranges bleues - (1964)

Studios Hergé - Dessin original - Projet publicitaire Tintin - Tintin et les oranges bleues - (1964)

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Studios Hergé - Dessin original - Projet publicitaire Tintin - Tintin et les oranges bleues - (1964)
Studios Hergé - Very fine - 1 Original artwork

‘Tintin et les Oranges Bleues’ - Original Indian ink by Studios Hergé.
Indian ink on drawing paper, 1964.
Size: 5.5 x 19 cm (sheet: 15 x 29 cm). In very nice condition - All the work marks are period.
Original black and white illustration featuring stunning portraits of Tintin and Haddock, facing some kind of radiant sun and surrounded by two hand-written texts. The message on the left-hand side reveals that the dazzling star is actually an orange (blue!), but the four words on the right-hand side sound like an incantation, disturbing and oddly magical: ‘Balzac, Helder, Scala, Vivienne’.

And magic is indeed at stake, the magic of cinema: the four names at the right-hand side of the illustration are those of the four movie theatres of the French capital, which hosted all the premieres of the greatest French films at the time of the release of the film ‘Tintin et les Oranges Bleues’ in 1964.
Hergé and his collaborators drew this illustration for the release of the film on December 6th in Paris. Hergé had shown great interest in this film production. He visited the Boulogne-Billancourt studios a few months earlier to meet the director, Philippe Condroyer, as well as most of the actors.
Hergé and his collaborators made several versions of this advertisement for the programmes and posters of the film. This version was unknown to date and is one of the most successful. The purity of the line of the two portraits of Tintin and Haddock is simply perfect, great art for a short film trailer.

Lot details
Object
Original artwork
No. of items
1
Language
French
Series
Studios Hergé
Title
Dessin original - Projet publicitaire Tintin - Tintin et les oranges bleues
Year oldest item
1964
Condition
Very fine
Artist
Studios Hergé
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