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The Albert Uderzo's archives

The Adventures of Asterix the Gaul now come in a total of 32 albums, in other words 1400 plates written and drawn by the famous authors René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.

One thousand four hundred plates is a huge amount of work since autumn 1959! And that's not counting the festivals, special events, communication campaigns, licences, films, etc. that needed original drawings.

Albert Uderzo, the living author of Asterix (his co-author having passed on almost 28 years ago), is a tireless worker, as you will see when you come to the exhibition, which mainly consists of examples of his work outside the albums.

These works confirm the talent of an outstanding graphic designer, so easily recognised by his readers. This is an ideal opportunity to see works that you would not often be able to, given that most of them were created for special, one-off purposes.

Since 1959, the Asterix phenomenon has gone way beyond the context of its art by participating in numerous actions in daily life. Asterix has come to symbolise many of our hopes and desires. The way he deals with difficult situations is something every one of us would often really like to be able to do. Because of this, the author is often in demand.
Born in the middle of the 20th century, Asterix and his village have become an indisputable part of our cultural heritage, and their philosophy a possible answer to the kind of future we're in for.

The exhibition you are going to see has been built using behind-the-scenes work by Albert Uderzo, and will show children from 2 to 100 years old that the little Gaul is still, and always will be, their most faithful friend.

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