Lot 78
  • 78

Jean Cocteau

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 USD
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Description

  • Jean Cocteau
  • Mercure de profil
  • Signed Jean Cocteau and dated 1960 (lower right)
  • Pastel on paper
  • 25 3/4 by 19 3/4 in.
  • 65.3 by 50.2 cm

Exhibited

Sapporo, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art; Tokyo, Mitsukoshi Gallery in Mitsukoshi Main Store, Nihombashi; Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art; Kobe, Daimaru Museum; Morioka, Iwate Museum of Art, Jean Cocteau from the Severin Wunderman Collection, 2005-2006

Condition

Overall very good condition. Sheet is affixed to front mat with fabric tape on all edges. Colors are bright. Some possible smudging in area of light green. Soft rippling and minor creases to sheet. Small horizontal tear approx. 1/2. in. (1.2. cm) at lower right edge with corresponding piece of scotch tape verso. Minor brown stain in center of lower left quadrant
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Catalogue Note

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Annie Gu├ędras.