Aug 19, 2021 - Sale 2578

Sale 2578 - Lot 13

Price Realized: $ 5,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500

JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)

Le garçon au Grand Véfour, Palais-Royal (Edouard Dermit).
Pencil on paper. 260x211 mm; 10 1/4x8 1/4 inches.

Provenance: Chevalier Tony Clark Collection.

Cocteau grew extremely close to Dermit in his later years, even attempting to legally adopt him, though the process was cut short by his death. He nurtured Dermit's painting career, cast him in some of his films, and named him literary executor of his estate.