Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day with Asterix and Obelix

Happy Earth Day!  Asterix the Gaul and Obelix dominate the Eastern hemisphere in this 1975 painting signed by artist Albert Uderzo and writer René Goscinny. Asterix remains popular around the globe, but Sotheby's Paris may have put a prohibitively high estimate on this piece in their 2012 Bande Dessinée auction. At any rate, it failed to find a buyer.

Albert Uderzo, Astérix et Obélix, 1975

The awkward English translation is probably state of the art, for what it's worth:

Note:  See how Earth Days past were celebrated on this blog here.


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