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Jean Cocteau

French

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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Le Mannequin - Original PhotoLithograph by Jean Cocteau - Mid-20th Century
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Roma, IT
Le Mannequin is an original Vintage PhotoLitograph realized by Jean Cocteau in mid-20th century. Good condition on a white paper. No signature. Jean Cocteau, born on July 5 , 1889...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Jean Cocteau

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Photographic Paper

original ceramic small dish " profil " . Hand signed .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" Profil " is a Terracotta palette with crayons d'oxyde . very limited edition ! referenced R1503 , page 180 . signed . " very rare " model ! catalogue raisonné de madame Annie Gu...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Jean Cocteau

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Ceramic

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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1950s Modern Jean Cocteau

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Lithograph

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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1960s Modern Jean Cocteau

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Lithograph

Cocteau's Authgraphed Postcard - 1953 ca.
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Roma, IT
Cocteau's Postcard is a PASs.d.n. l. Autograph Postcard Signed, and written by Jean Cocteau (1889 -1963) addressed to the Countess Anna Laetitia Pecci-Blunt. In French. Without pos...
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1950s Jean Cocteau

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Paper

Jean Cocteau - White Book - Original Handcolored Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Cocteau White Book - Autobiography about Cocteau's discovery of his homosexuality. The book was first published anonymously and created a scandal. Original Handcolored Lithograp...
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1930s Modern Jean Cocteau

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Lithograph

original ceramic dish " Orphée et Eurydice " . Mythic & certified .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
"Orphée et Eurydice " is a White earthenware plate with colored enamels and black crayons d'oxyde . signed on the front . numbered and inscribed édition originale de Jean Cocteau a...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Jean Cocteau

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Ceramic

Jean Cocteau - Europe and the World - Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Europe and the World Signed in the plate Dimensions: 33 x 46 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Sciaky 1961
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1960s Modern Jean Cocteau

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Lithograph

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