The Journal of the BD – December 6, 2018 –
A new initiative to prevent the sale of fakes, in addition to new volumes, including an edition of Tintin in the Congo really special and interesting.
Because of the news that over the years have seen cases of scam, experts Alain Huberty and Marc Breyne now offer a warranty to the collectors about the origin of the works and their authenticity.
“An innovative initiative that aims to fight counterfeiting and the circulation of a fraudulent original works,” says a statement of the two gallery owners. “The comics market has to pass to adulthood”, adds Alain Huberty to Le Figaro. The sad case of the 200 original pages of Blake and Mortimer disappeared from the coffers of the Foundation, who held it, and selling some on the market, show a lack of regulation and transparency. Alain Huberty has paid dear, a year ago, on the occasion of his prestigious sale in December, for which he proposed 68 drawings of Albert Uderzo, the illustrator of Asterix, who has had to remove.
In the light of the elements revealed about the origin of these works, experts Alain Huberty and Marc Breyne have preferred to suspend this sale. In fact, following a complaint against X filed by Albert Uderzo in Neuilly-sur-Seine on the 5th of December 2017, has opened an investigation to determine the terms of the acquisition and possession of these drawings. Had been stolen as he thought Uderzo? Justice still needs to clear this up. “After our story with Uderzo or the current scandal Jacobs, a voice was to be erected between the gallery owners and experts. The basic problem is that any artist who sold without an invoice or simply offered the work at a time when it was not worth anything, it can be argued that it has been stolen,” said Alain Huberty.”Facing an increasingly demanding market, we felt it was essential to put in place a system that ensures the traceability...”, he continues. In close collaboration with authors and holders of rights, it is determine now an official document, jointly signed, which certifies the legality of the detention of the originals. A identity card that will accompany the work throughout his life and thus ensuring the follow-up and follow the path, in a word, its traceability, the collector may request, free of charge. “It will be a warranty of seriousness,” said Alain Huberty. “A guarantee for the merchant and the buyer”. Some authors have already been convinced of the need to regulate the market. Milo Manara (the Italian master of comic erotic), the heirs of Jacques Martin (Alix) or Maurice Tillieux (Gil Jourdan), will comply with this requirement of transparency.
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