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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 Original Edition Ceramic Dish "Le faune énigmatique", 1963
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau ceramic dish - "Le faune énigmatique" from 1963 Edition original from Atelier Madeline & Jolly. White earthenware with gray, yellow, green engobes Measure: Diameter 3...
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1960s French Art Deco Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Ceramic

Le Monde de Jean Cocteau Book
By Jean Cocteau
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Le Monde de Jean Cocteau, January 1, 1995 By Shunsuke Kijima (Author), Jean Cocteau (Author) Title: Le Monde de Jean Cocteau Publisher: Bunkamura and Korinsha Press, Tokyo First ...
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Late 20th Century Japanese Modern Jean Cocteau

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Paper

Jean Cocteau for Rosenthal Tetes Face Porcelain Hand Painted Vase Vessel
By Jean Cocteau, Rosenthal
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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Porcelain

"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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Jean Cocteau Homoerotic Drawing, Collection of 13
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Provenance- former collection of Ambrose DuBek. One of the largest collectors of homoerotic art, ever. Price is for collection of 13. Sold individually for $9500 each.
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20th Century French Jean Cocteau

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Paper

Jean Cocteau, Importante Lithography, France, 1947
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), Importante Lithography, Two tears on the left edge, Signed for Maitre Pasqua in 1953, France, 1947. Measures: Width 51 cm, height 73 cm.
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Paper

Jean Cocteau Original Stone Lithograph Custom Framed
By Jean Cocteau, Mourlot
Located in North Miami, FL
This original and authentic Mid-Century Modern French stone lithograph designed by Jean Cocteau from the 1950s is for a ceramic exhibition of his pieces at Galerie Pont de Arts. It i...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Wood, Paper

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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Paper

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 Jean Cocteau

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Paper

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 Original Edition Large Ceramic Dish "Indes", 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Ceramic

Jean Cocteau Large Original Edition Ceramic Dish "Etrurie", 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
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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
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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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Paper

Jean Cocteau Original Edition Ceramic Vase "Les Vestales", 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Ceramic

Jean Cocteau Large Original Edition Ceramic Dish "Cornefeuilles", 1962
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
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1960s French Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Ceramic

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
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Ceramic

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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Paper

Jean Cocteau Original Edition Ceramic Dish "Séléné", 1959
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Ceramic

"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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Other

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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Porcelain

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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Porcelain

Jean Cocteau Original Edition Ceramic Dish "La Joconde" , 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
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1950s French Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Ceramic

"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 Original Edition Ceramic Dish "Femme se Coiffant", 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
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1950s French Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Ceramic

"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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Jean Cocteau French Limoges Ceramic Plates, circa 1958
By Jean Cocteau, Limoges
Located in Chicago, IL
A set of four French Limoges dessert or appetizer plates by Jean Cocteau, circa 1958. Signed Jean Cocteau on the face and Limoges France on the reverse, one plate dated 1958.  
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Jean Cocteau Galerie Lucie Weill 1973 Original Vintage Poster
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
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Jean Cocteau Gunmetal Ceramic Sculpture Signed Jean Marais
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Hamburg, PA
Jean Cocteau was a French poet, writer, artist, and film maker. He designed this sculpture after actor and partner Jean Marais.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jean Cocteau

Signed and Numbered Color Lithograph "Carnaval de Nice" Jean Cocteau, 1950s
By Jean Cocteau
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Jean Cocteau (1883-1963) original color lithograph "Carnaval de Nice". Pencil signed and numbered 52/100. Framed measurements listed below. Newly framed. Please free to contact u...
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Jean Cocteau Limoges Edition D'art Plate Dated 1950
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very fine vintage French Limoge plate with a design by Jean Cocteau dated 1950. The rounded porcelain plate is decorated in black piped outline with a stylized ladies head signed J...
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Jean Cocteau French Limoges Set of Four Ceramic Dessert Plates, circa 1958
By Jean Cocteau, Limoges
Located in Chicago, IL
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Jean Cocteau Original Ceramic Dish Artémis, 1962
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau ceramic plate Artemis (Diane) Edition originale Madeline and Jolly with certificat d'origine, 1962. N°6/35 exemplaires.
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Set of Five Jean Cocteau Seyei Plates, 1962
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Denver, CO
For your viewing, a set of Jean Cocteau hand-painted plates made in Japan by Seyei. These were one of Cocteau's least works, finsihed just before his passing on October 11, 1963. ...
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Modernist Jean Cocteau Style Rug
By Jean Cocteau
Located in New York, NY
Modernist Jean Cocteau style rug.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau Original Edition Decorative Ceramic Plate, 1961
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
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Large Jean Cocteau Terracotta Pottery Dish
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Downingtown, PA
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By Jean Cocteau
Located in Downingtown, PA
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