Aug 19, 2021 - Sale 2578

Sale 2578 - Lot 11

Price Realized: $ 7,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200

JEAN COCTEAU (1899-1963)

"Pas de Chance."
Pen and ink on paper. 216x279 mm; 8 1/2x11 inches, sheet. Signed "Jean *" and titled, in ink, lower right. Circa 1929.

Provenance: Chevalier Tony Clark Collection.

Pas de Chance was a sailor that Cocteau met when he was very young. He drew many images of him and incorporated his likeness into works such as "Querelle de Brest." This image is believed to have been part of his first exhibition "L'homme endormi."