DHAKA: A rare 1932 cover illustration of Tintin In America by Herge, the artist who dreamed up the boy reporter, on Saturday fetched a record 1.3 million euros (S$2.1 million) at an auction in Paris.
‘The work has been sold at 1,338,509.20 euros, costs included, by a person who wishes to remain anonymous’, a spokesman for the auctioneers, Artcurial, told media.
The previous owner, another Tintin collector, had bought it for 764,218 euros in 2008, which had until today stood as the record price in this domain.
While Artcurial had not announced an estimate of what they thought it would fetch this time, a spokesman said they had expected it to break the one-million-euro mark, reports The Straits Times.
BDST: 1404 HRS, JUN 3, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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