Aug 19, 2021 - Sale 2578

Sale 2578 - Lot 15

Price Realized: $ 10,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000

JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)

A version of the illustration from Jean Genet's novel Querelle de Brest, (Paris: Morihien, 1947). Blue pencil on paper. 355x115 mm; 14x4 1/2 inches, on 16x12-inch sheet. Signed "Jean" with his star monogram, lower right image.
The 29 drawings that Cocteau created for the first edition of Genet's novel were bold, graphic, and daring in their erotic rawness. It remains among his best-known works.

Provenance: private collection, California.