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Jean Cocteau - Young Woman - Drawing
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Cocteau - Young Woman - Drawing Circa 1912 27 x 21 cm Unsigned With an attestation of authenticity by Annie Guédras, Jean Cocteau Writer, artist and film director Jean Cocte...
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1920s Modern Figurative Prints

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Jean Cocteau - Parametabolismes - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Cocteau - Parametabolismes - Original Lithograph Signed "Jean Cocteau" in the plate and dated 1956 in the plate. 39 x 29 cm Edition: 500 Hand numbered Stamp signed lower right
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1950s Modern Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Animalism - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 Jean Cocteau W...
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Jean Cocteau - Lovers - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 From the last po...
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Jean Cocteau - Hero - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 60 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 Jean Cocteau W...
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Jean Cocteau - Portrait - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 Jean Cocteau W...
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Jean Cocteau (after) - Carmen - Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Lithograph after a drawing by Jean Cocteau Title: Carmen 1971 Dimensions: 38 x 28 cm Lithograph made for the portfolio "Gitans et Corridas" published by Société de Diffusion Artistique
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1960s Modern Nude Prints

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Lithograph

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H 14.97 in. W 11.03 in. D 0.04 in.
Jean Cocteau - Bulls - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 Jean Cocteau W...
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Jean Cocteau - Bulls - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 From the last po...
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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Portrait - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 Jean Cocteau W...
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Jean Cocteau - Bulls - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 Jean Cocteau W...
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Jean Cocteau - Portrait - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 Jean Cocteau W...
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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Profile - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 Jean Cocteau W...
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Jean Cocteau - Portrait - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 Jean Cocteau W...
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Jean Cocteau - Strength - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 From the last po...
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Jean Cocteau - Reflections - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Reflections Signed in the plate Dimensions: 32 x 25.5 cm Edition: 200 1959 Publisher: Bibliophiles Du Palais Unnumbered as issued
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Jean Cocteau - Portrait - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 Jean Cocteau W...
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Jean Cocteau - Portrait - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 From the last po...
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Jean Cocteau - Bulls - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 Jean Cocteau W...
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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Immortal Goat - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Immortal Goat Signed in the plate Dimensions: 38 x 28 cm Edition: 200 1958 Jean Cocteau Writer, artist and film director Jean Cocteau was...
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Jean Cocteau - Fire Portrait - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 Jean Cocteau W...
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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Gaz - Original Signed Drawing
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Cocteau - Gaz - Original Signed Drawing 15.5 x 11.5 cm Signed Jean Cocteau Writer, artist and film director Jean Cocteau was one of the most influential creative figures in t...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Jean Cocteau - Woman Portrait - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Woman Portrait Signed in the plate Dimensions: 32 x 25.5 cm Edition: 200 1959 Publisher: Bibliophiles Du Palais Unnumbered as issued
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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - The Boxer - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: The Boxer Signed in the plate Dimensions: 32 x 25.5 cm Edition: 200 1959 Publisher: Bibliophiles Du Palais Unnumbered as issued
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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Surrealist Creature - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Surrealist Creature Signed in the plate Dimensions: 32 x 25.5 cm Edition: 200 1959 Publisher: Bibliophiles Du Palais Unnumbered as issued
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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - The Voice - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: The Voice Signed in the plate Dimensions: 32 x 25.5 cm Edition: 200 1959 Publisher: Bibliophiles Du Palais Unnumbered as issued
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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Bull Portrait - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 Jean Cocteau W...
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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Colorful Portrait - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 Jean Cocteau Writer, artist and fi...
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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Surrealist Smile - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Surrealist Smile Signed in the plate Dimensions: 32 x 25.5 cm Edition: 200 1959 Publisher: Bibliophiles Du Palais Unnumbered as issued
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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Surrealist Torrero - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 From the last po...
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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Bull - Man - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 Jean Cocteau W...
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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Mother and Son - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 Jean Cocteau W...
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Jean Cocteau (after) - The Flamenco Dancer - Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Lithograph after a drawing by Jean Cocteau Title: The Flamenco Dancer 1971 Dimensions: 38 x 28 cm Lithograph made for the portfolio "Gitans et Corridas" published by Société de Diffu...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Europe Our Homeland - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Europe Our Homeland Signed in the plate Dimensions: 33 x 46 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Sciaky 1961 Jean Co...
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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - The Fight - Original Signed Drawing
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Cocteau - The Fight - Original Signed Drawing 1923 28 x 22 cm Signed Jean Cocteau Writer, artist and film director Jean Cocteau was one of the most influential creative figur...
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1920s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pen

Jean Cocteau (after) - Europe Our Country - Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Lithograph after a drawing by Jean Cocteau Title: Europe Our Country Signed in the plate Dimensions: 33 x 46 cm Edition: 600 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Sciaky 1961
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1960s Post-Modern More Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - For Paul Valery - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Paul Valery Poems Signed in the plate Dimensions: 32 x 25.5 cm Edition: 200 1959 Publisher: Bibliophiles Du Palais Unnumbered as issued
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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Man with Hat - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965 Jean Cocteau W...
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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau Original Edition Ceramic Dish "Séléné", 1959
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau ceramic dish - "Séléné or L'oeil de la nuit " from 1959 Edition originale Madeline & Jolly . White earthenware with grey / blue engobe and white oxyde, measure: Di...
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Vintage 1950s French Art Deco Ceramics

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Ceramic

Jean Cocteau - Three Persons or One - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Three Persons or One Signed in the plate Dimensions: 32 x 25.5 cm Edition: 200 1959 Publisher: Bibliophiles Du Palais Unnumbered as issued
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Lithograph

Jean COCTEAU and Raymond MORETTI : Dancers, Original Hansigned Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau and Raymond Moretti Dancers Original lithograph Printed signature in the plate, handsigned by Raymond Moretti Numbered 1/29 - Very look for proof bearing n°1 On japan p...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau Large Original Edition Ceramic Dish "Etrurie", 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau ceramic dish - Etrurie - 1958 Edition originale Madeline & Jolly with certificat d'origine dated et signed from 1961. White earthenware with black and dark red - D...
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Vintage 1950s French Ceramics

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Ceramic

Jean Cocteau Large Original Edition Ceramic Dish "Cornefeuilles", 1962
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau ceramic dish - Cornefeuilles, 1962 Edition originale Madeline & Jolly with certificat d'origine dated et signed from 1962. Red earthenware with black / white/ oran...
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Vintage 1960s French Ceramics

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Ceramic

Jean Cocteau Original Edition Ceramic Dish "La Joconde" , 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau ceramic dish - La Joconde- 1958 Edition originale Atelier Madeline & Jolly with certificat d'origine dated et signed . White earthenware with black / red / blue en...
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Vintage 1950s French Ceramics

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Ceramic

Jean COCTEAU & Raymond MORETTI: Birth of Venus - Original Handsigned Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau and Raymond Moretti Birth of Venus Original lithograph Printed signature in the plate, handsigned by Raymond Moretti Numbered 1/29 - Very look for proof bearing n°1 On ...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Jean COCTEAU and Raymond MORETTI : The Lovers - Original Hansigned Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau and Raymond Moretti The Lovers Original lithograph Printed signature in the plate, handsigned by Raymond Moretti Numbered 1/29 - Very look for proof bearing n°1 On jap...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Portrait of Colette - Etching, 1941
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean COCTEAU Portrait of Colette, 1941 Original etching Printed signature in the plate On vell 22 x 14 cm (c. 9 x 6 in) Excellent condition
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1940s Realist Portrait Prints

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Etching

Jean Cocteau - Jean Monnet's Vision - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Jean Monnet's Vision Signed in the stone/printed signature Dimensions: 33 x 46 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of S...
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1960s Modern Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Original Midcentury Jean Cocteau Art Exhibition Poster, Dated 1959
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Arles, FR
Original art exhibition poster from the masterful listed artist Jean Cocteau. Jean Cocteau, born July 5, 1889 in Maisons-Laffitte and died October 11, 1963 in his home in Milly-la-...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper

Maximalist Four-Panel Hand Painted Screen, After Jean Cocteau
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Miami, FL
A striking surrealist hand painted floor screen comprised of four canvas panels with profiles centering a "visage de faune" (faun's face), a frequent subject of Cocteau's art. The mo...
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Vintage 1950s French Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Brass

Jean Cocteau Poteries by Jean Cocteau, 1958 Original Lithographic Poster
By Jean Cocteau
Located in New York, NY
Classic Poster Paper - Perfect Condition A+ This original vintage poster was designed by Jean Cocteau for a Pottery exhibition at the Tribunal de Peche de Villefranche-sur-Mer, Fran...
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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau 'Harem' 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in New York, NY
This Jean Cocteau 'Harem', created in 1958, is a partially glazed white earthenware plate. Inscribed Edition originale Jean Cocteau/ Atelier Madeline-Jolly/3/20. This piece is in gre...
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1950s Modern Still-life Sculptures

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Earthenware, Ceramic

Jean Cocteau "Gesicht" 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in New York, NY
This Jean Cocteau 'Gesicht', created in 1958, is made of ceramic and terracotta. Inscribed "Edition originale de Jean Cocteau Atelier Madeline Jolly 4/10" on the reverse. This piece ...
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1950s Modern Still-life Sculptures

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Ceramic, Earthenware

Jean Cocteau - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Untitled Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau with the printed signature, as issued Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Including artist's stamp Jean Cocteau Writer, artist and film director Je...
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1950s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Desire by Jean Cocteau
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
"deux profils aux arabesques " . signed and dated 1958 . original drawing colored crayon . certified by madame Annie Guedras N° 6259 C . drawing : 27 x21 cm framed : 79 x 64 cm
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1950s Art Deco Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Crayon

Monaco by Jean Cocteau
By Jean Cocteau
Located in New York, NY
This colorful original lithographic poster by Jean Cocteau was printed at the Atelier Mourlot in 1959. It is signed and dated in the stone by the artist on the bottom righthand corne...
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1950s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Testament D'orphée-testament D'orpheus Original Vintage Poster
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Extremely rare poster for film 'LE TESTAMENT D'ORPHÉE', TESTAMENT D'ORPHEUS in English, a film by Jean Cocteau. Release of the film was in 1960. 'Death and resurrection of the poe...
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Vintage 1960s Posters

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Paper

Les Amoureux- From the Album "Jean Cocteau Lithographies" by Jean Cocteau
By Jean Cocteau
Located in New York, NY
The modern lithograph "Les Amoureux" by Jean Cocteau was printed at the Atelier Mourlot in 1957. Cocteau was a master at representing the languid forms of his subjects in sketches. H...
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1950s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Actress - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Actress Signed in the plate Dimensions: 65 x 44 cm Jean Cocteau Writer, artist and film director Jean Cocteau was one of the most influen...
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1950s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Cocteau - Profil - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Profil Signed Dimensions: 60 x 44 cm
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1950s Modern Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

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Jean Cocteau Biography and Important Works

Jean Cocteau was a French painter, poet, designer, printmaker, playwright and filmmaker. He is one of the most important figures of French Surrealism, although he always denied being in any way connected to the movement.

Cocteau was born to a socially prominent Parisian family. His father, George Cocteau, was an amateur painter who committed suicide when Jean was only a child. Jean became famous in Bohemian circles as "The Frivolous Prince." In 1912, he collaborated with the Ballets Russes. After World War I, Cocteau met the poet Guillaume Apollinaire and the artist Pablo Picasso. In 1917, thanks to Sergei Diaghilev, a Russian impresario, Cocteau wrote a scenario for the ballet Parade — the set of this important ballet was realized by Pablo Picasso and the music was composed by Erik Satie. In the late 1920s, Cocteau wrote the libretto for Igor Stravinsky’s opera-oratorio Oedipus Rex. In 1918, he met the French poet Raymond Radiguet. They worked and went on many journeys together, and Cocteau promoted his friend's works in his artistic group.

Cocteau is well-known for his novel Les Enfants Terribles (1929) and the films The Blood of a Poet, Beauty and the Beast and Orpheus. During World War II, he created sets for the Théâtre de la Mode. In 1955, he was elected to the Académie Française and the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium. He was commander of the Legion of Honour, a member of the Academié Mallarmé, the Academy of Arts (Berlin) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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