Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963
Opium - Figure Tubes. c.1962.
Drawing in in colour crayons. c. 1962. With the Studio Stamp estate stamp. On pale cream wove drawing book paper.
Note: With a certificate from Mlle Annie Guedras, the world expert and administrator of the Cocteau estate.
Mlle Guedras has confirmed that around 1961 Cocteau made a number of drawings on the theme of the ‘Apocalypse of St. Jean’ using images of opium-inspired figures in ‘tube forms’.
The Studio Stamp lower right was placed on every work on paper found in Cocteau’s studio at the time of his death (see below).
Provenance: Cocteau Estate. Edouard Dermit - Cocteau’s adopted son and the inheritor of the contents of Cocteau’s studio at his death; he was also the leading actor in many of Cocteau’s films.
Private Collection FM. USA
Excellent original condition. Drawn virtually to full sheet size. Sheet: 400 x 317 mm.
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