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L
Leclere

Dimensions: 31.6 x 24 cm.; 12.3/8 x 9.1/2 in.

Provenance: Collection privée, Marseille. Un certificat d’authenticité de Madame Annie Guédras sera remis à l’acquéreur.

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Stamped with the initials and titled lower right; avec le cachet des initiales et titré ‘JC lion’ (en bas à droite)

Jean Cocteau’s multidisciplinary career spanned poetry, theater, filmmaking, drawing, and printmaking, among other pursuits. The French polymath was a leading figure of the Parisian avant garde in the early 20th century and a fixture among Surrealist and Dada circles. Though he is perhaps best known for his writing and filmmaking, Cocteau maintained a healthy drawing and printmaking practice and developed a signature style of spare, whimsical linework. His visual art belongs in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., among other institutions, and his pieces have sold for six-figure prices on the secondary market.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
The Winter ShowMaison Gerard
Everyday Accents: Beautiful Objects for the HomeMaison Gerard
2018
Magical UnicornsMusée de Cluny
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Lion (Etude pour un bijou des signes du zodiaque pour la maison FRED), circa 1960

Wax crayon on paper
12 2/5 × 9 2/5 in
31.6 × 24 cm
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L
Leclere

Dimensions: 31.6 x 24 cm.; 12.3/8 x 9.1/2 in.

Provenance: Collection privée, Marseille. Un …

Medium
Signature
Stamped with the initials and titled lower right; avec le cachet des initiales et titré ‘JC lion’ (en bas à droite)

Jean Cocteau’s multidisciplinary career spanned poetry, theater, filmmaking, drawing, and printmaking, among other pursuits. The French polymath was a leading figure of the Parisian avant garde in the early 20th century and a fixture among Surrealist and Dada circles. Though he is perhaps best known for his writing and filmmaking, Cocteau maintained a healthy drawing and printmaking practice and developed a signature style of spare, whimsical linework. His visual art belongs in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., among other institutions, and his pieces have sold for six-figure prices on the secondary market.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

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