Oct 10, 2019 - Sale 2519

Sale 2519 - Lot 566

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
(PICASSO, PABLO.) Cocteau, Jean. Picasso de 1916 à 1961. 24 original lithographs (11 of them hors-texte, including the front wrapper) and 2 double-page, by Picasso, printed in black by Mourlot. Folio, contents loose as issued in original wrappers with cut-out design revealing title on front cover; 1/4 calf gilt-backed chemise and board slipcase, moderately worn. Prospectus laid in. Monaco: Éditions du Rocher, 1962

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press-signed, inscribed and signed by cocteau for editor jean denoël, and signed by picasso and cocteau on the colophon. Among a number of copies on Rives reserved for collaborators, from a total edition of 255. "On the occasion of Picasso's 80th birthday, Pierre Bertrand, who was Cocteau's publisher, assembled eleven of the poet's texts which reflected his friendship with Picasso. The latter illustrated these texts with 24 lithographs, some of which are drawn in Cocteau-esque style "---Cramer 117; Monod 292; Bloch 1037-1060.