23.3.2018
2.9.2018

Hergé

We all know Tintin – but how much do you know about Hergé, his creator? Having conquered Paris and Quebec, the Musée Hergé is now unpacking its crates at Brandts. They’re full of treasures in the form of original drawings and sketches for Hergé’s world-famous comic albums about Tintin’s adventures. Uniquely, the exhibition also presents a little-known side of Hergé as an artist and advertisement illustrator with a passion for contemporary art.

It is our great pleasure to announce this spring’s major exhibition at Brandts. It presents the great illustrator and artist Hergé (Georges Remi, 1907–1983), creator of the now world-famous comic book series about Tintin’s adventures. Hergé not only shaped generations of children’s and adults’ understanding of the modern world and the modern voyage of discovery, he also created his own art form: the comic book.

Among Hergé’s talents was a unique ability to tell gripping stories with vivid characters and bring them to life in images that draw on real events in the modern world. With his ligne claire, or clear line, Hergé created a world in his comic albums that is at once realistic and magical.

Brandts presents Hergé in cooperation with the Studios Hergé and the Musée Hergé in Belgium, which organised the exhibition. The exhibition has had triumphant receptions in Paris and Quebec and consists of treasures from the museum’s collections in the form of original drawings, sketches, film clips, models and original artworks by Hergé.

In collaboration with Moulinsart and publishers Cobolt A/S, Brandts will publish a richly illustrated catalogue about Hergé. Throughout the whole exhibition period, we are shedding light on Hergé’s inexhaustible work and storytelling through an extensive programme of events. Lectures present new angles on the Hergé’s universe and visitors can meet the film director behind Tintin et moi, take part in cartoon workshops and family days. Every Thursday at 6 PM, there are free guided tours of the exhibition.

For further information, please contact
Leslie Ann Schmidt, Head of Learning and Visitors Department, tel. +45 2753 7025 / presse@brandts.dk // Mads Damsbo, Director, tel. +45 2620 4278 / Mads.Damsbo@brandts.dk

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We can provide you with further press photos on request. Please contact Leslie Ann Schmidt.

Hergé

Robert Kayaret – SOFAM, 1958, © 2018 Robert Kayaert / Droits SOFAM – Belgique ©

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Hergé

The Adventures of Tintin Explorers on the Moon, 1954 Colour blueprint of plate 25 and 26 Watercolour on printed proof copy 28,7 x 41 cm Collection Studios Hergé © Hergé/Moulinsart 2018

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Hergé

Photography Cover illustration of Le Petit Vingtième, 27 June 1935 © Hergé/Moulinsart 2018

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Hergé

The Adventures of Tintin, reporter for the Petit Vingtième in The Land of The Sovjets, 1930 Cover illustration © Hergé/Moulinsart 2018

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Serge Poliakoff

Untitled, 1929 Oil on canvas, 78 x 65 cm, Private collection, © Serge Poliakoff / VISDA

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Hergé

Cover illustration of Le Petit Vingtième, 1938
Collection Studios Hergé © Hergé/Moulinsart 2018

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Hergé

Speelgoed
Toys
Poster for the ‘Toys 1933’ campaign for À l’Innovation department stores (Dutch version)
Diameter 97cm © Hergé/Moulinsart 2018

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Andy Warhol

Portrait of Hergé, 1977,
Screen print on canvas with acrylic highlights,
102 x 102 cm, Private collection, © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by VISDA

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Hergé

Untitled composition by Hergé, 1960 Oil on canvas 50 x 60 cm Private collection © Hergé 2018

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