A cover of an Asterix album sold at a record price of 1.4 million euros
The draftsman Didier Conrad (g) and the screenwriter Jean-Yves Ferri pose in front of the effigy of Asterix, October 9, 2016
An original cover of an album of Asterix, “Le Tour de Gaulle”, reached Friday at Drouot the record price of 1.4 million euros (1,449,000 euros including fees) at the auction of the collection Pierre Tchernia, announced the auction house.
This cover illustration with gouache and colored inks, bearing handwritten dedications from the Goscinny-Uderzo tandem to Pierre Tchernia which they were close to, was estimated between 180,000 and 200,000 euros. The cover of another album, “Le Bouclier arverne”, whose estimate was identical, reached 1,197,000 euros.