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Jean Cocteau

JEAN COCTEAU (FRANCE, 1889–1963)

Jean Cocteau was a French painter, poet, designer, playwright and filmmaker. Cocteau is one of the most important figures of French Surrealism, although he always denied being in any way connected to the movement. He 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. 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, Cocteau 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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Jean Cocteau "Corrida" Lithography
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
'Corrida' lithography by Jean Cocteau, 1953. Jean Cocteau lithography of the series "Corrida". Signed in plate. In original good condition. Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Coct...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau for Rosenthal Tetes Face Porcelain Hand Painted Vase Vessel
By Rosenthal, Jean Cocteau
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful glazed porcelain tetes face vase originally designed in 1952 by Jean Cocteau and was produced in the early 1970s by the Classic Rose Rosenthal Group, Germany. The free...
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1970s German Organic Modern Vintage Jean Cocteau

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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-l...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jean Cocteau

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Testament of Orpheus 1962 Japanese B2 Film Poster
By Jean Cocteau
Located in New York, NY
Original 1962 Japanese B2 poster by Jean Cocteau for the first Japanese theatrical release of the film Testament of Orpheus (Le testament d'Orphee) directed by Jean Cocteau with Jean...
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1960s Japanese Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau, Femme et Prélat, Lithograph, 1957
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, France
Lithograph on stone from 1957 Vergé de Voiron paper Limited edition of a Jean Cocteau portfolio. lithograph print authenticated in the back: "Lithographie originale de Jean Cocteau...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau Original Edition Large Ceramic Dish "Indes", 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau ceramic dish - "Indes" from 1958 Edition original from Atelier Madeline & Jolly. White earthenware with brown engobe diameter 36 cm. Numbered 20 on 20 copies ...
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jean Cocteau

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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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1950s French Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau Original Ceramic Dish "Clair de lune", 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau ceramic dish clair de lune, 1958 Edition originale madeline and jolly with certificat d'origine, 1958. Blue earthenware with shiny enamel eyes and nose N° 15/25...
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1950s Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau, Poteries, Catalogue Des Ceramiques, 1957-1963 First Edition, 1989
By Jean Cocteau
Located in London, GB
First edition. Published by Galerie Laurent Teillet, 1989. The catalogue raisonne´ of Jean Cocteau's ceramic works a very important reference book. Includes 256 colored illustrati...
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1980s French Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau Original Edition Ceramic Vase "Les Vestales", 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau ceramic vase - "Les Vestales" from 1958 Edition originale Madeline & Jolly - Signed - and with original certificat Red Terracotta earthenware with yellow / blue / ...
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jean Cocteau

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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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1960s French Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau Drawing, circa 1952, France
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Girona, Spain
Jean Cocteau drawing, circa 1952, France. Original frame. Signed. Dedication by Jean Cocteau - Bacchus - Gallimard, Paris, 1952 - 218 pages. Very good vintage condition. Jean Co...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau Original Edition Large Ceramic Dish "Bouc trois faces", 1959
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau large ceramic dish or cup - " Bouc trois faces " from 1959 Edition original by Madeline & Jolly . Signed - With Certificat- White earthenware with red and black en...
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jean Cocteau

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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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1960s Vintage Jean Cocteau

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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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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jean Cocteau

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"La Chapelle St. Pierre" Framed Lithography by Jean Cocteau
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Glendale, CA
"La Chapelle St. Pierre" framed lithography by Jean Cocteau. Edition 28/150. Jean Cocteau was an enormously influential French artist and writer known as one of the major figures...
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20th Century French Modern Jean Cocteau

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Cocteau Jean '1889-1963' Limoges Porcelain Plate, Signed
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Cocteau Jean '1889-1963' Limoges Porcelain plate, signed.
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Cocteau Jean Limoges Porcelain Plate, Signed
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Cocteau Jean (1889-1963) Limoges Porcelain plate, signed.
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jean Cocteau

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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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1950s French Vintage Jean Cocteau

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"Festival du Film Maudit" Original French Poster
By Jean Cocteau
Located in London, GB
Original French poster for Festival du Film Maudit. In 1949 an avant-garde cine-club called Objectif 49 was formed in France. Its founder members included Andre Bazin, Jacques Doniol...
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1940s French Vintage Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau Colored Lithograph, Head of the Poet and Portrait of Arthur Rimbaud
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Tucson, AZ
Jean Cocteau, Original colored lithograph on creme paper. Head of the Poet and Portrait of Arthur Rimbaud. Edition 34/97. Signed lower right. New frame, acid free mat, and UV glass m...
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau Original Edition Ceramic Dish "Femme se Coiffant", 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau ceramic dish - Femme se coiffant, 1958 Edition originale Madeline Jolly with certificat d'origine dated and signed from 1958. White earthenware with grey ceramic e...
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1950s French Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Pastel on Paper Attributed to Jean Cocteau
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pastel on paper attributed to Jean Cocteau. Signed.
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jean Cocteau

"Le Faune Rêveur" Lithography, Jean Cocteau, 1950
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
"Le Faune Rêveur" Lithography, Jean Cocteau, 1950 Printed signature and numbered 48/150. Estate stamp at the lower right corner in blue ink. Perfect condition.
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1950s French Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Bronze Cat Signed Jean Cocteau
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Bronze cat signed Jean Cocteau.   
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jean Cocteau

Custom Framed Orpheus Lithograph after Jean Cocteau
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A beautiful color lithograph from the Orpheus series, from an original drawing by Jean Cocteau. The lithography is so fine that it almost appears to be an original crayon drawing. Ma...
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1970s French Vintage Jean Cocteau

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