Oct 22, 2015 - Sale 2394

Sale 2394 - Lot 368

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
COCTEAU, JEAN. Ink drawing, Signed and Inscribed, to an unnamed recipient: "Athéna / d'Oedipus Rex / en souvenir amical / de / Jean Cocteau." Inscribed at lower right. The drawing, a somewhat abstract sketch suggesting the figure of Athena with shield. 11 1/2x8 1/4 inches; minor soiling at folds verso. Vienna, May 1952

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In May of 1952, the second Paris production of Cocteau's Oedipus Rex opened at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (the premiere was in 1927); the following month, Cocteau visited Greece.