Christie’s Cartoon and Illustration Auction

christiesIf you’re the type of person who likes to collect original art, then the Christie’s Art Auction on Saturday, April 5 is for you.  starting prices range around the 1200 to 2000 euro mark and climb from there.  But what price can you put on art?

More affordable, there is a gorgeous 320-page catalogue with 350 images that you may buy for a reasonable price or download in PDF form.  It’s a fantastic survey of artists, subjects, and artistic styles from around the world.  (As a warning, some of the images in the catalogue are NSFW)

Deep within the depths of the catalogue, I found this great self-portrait of Hergé working to a deadline, overseen by a vigilant Tintin.  I’m sure that most artists often feel the same way about their own deadlines.

hergé_et_tintinAccording to the catalogue, it could be yours for between 75,000 and 80,000 euros.