James Bond Drawings To Be Placed In Museum For $1.6m


LAGOS MAY 29TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Famed illustrator John McLusky worked with James Bond’s author, Ian Fleming to draw a Daily Express newspaper strip with stories like Casino Royale, From Russia With Love, For Your Eyes Only, Goldfinger, Dr. No, and many more classics – years before the films came out. John McLusky drew the first publicly seen face of James Bond and it was these drawings that popularized him in America, drumming up demand for the films that made Bond the enduring cultural legend he is today.

A Gallery recently sold the original drawings of the World Trade Center by Carlos Diniz to American billionaire Mark Cuban for six figures and he donated them to the Smithsonian Museum for the American national collection. A Gallery did the same with an anonymous philanthropist with the Union Station Drawings, DC, again for a six-figure sum, placing them in the National Museum of American History, so there is the confidence that the same will happen with these legendary drawings of James Bond.

The drawings are valued at $1,000 – 1,500 each, so the set is worth around $2 million if they were bought individually, but as John McLusky’s estate want them to go as a set to a major museum to be available to the public, A Gallery is offering someone to pay $1.6 million for the entire collection.


See the story of the drawings here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bond_comic_strips


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