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Jean Cocteau – Face to Face

Jean Cocteau, Face to Face is an original Pastel on Paper made by Cocteau circa 1960.  It is a unique artwork with rich vibrant colors.  It is signed by the artist in the lower right in pastel.

While unpopular with those around him, Jean Cocteau and his work have had a significant impact on a later generation. His influence on the great Pop artist Andy Warhol, who shared Cocteau’s fascination with celebrity, his eagerness to borrow from the surrounding culture, his excitement about collaboration and his interest in moving between media, is particularly clear. Cocteau’s combination of ancient and modern reference points, while controversial in his day, resonates clearly in postmodern experimentation with ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture; postmodern multi-media superstars Jean Paul Goude and Antonio Lopez’s iconic Grace Jones Maternity Dress (1979) is, in both its aesthetic and relationship to performance, progeny of Cocteau’s Parade.

Title

Face to Face

Medium

Pastel on Paper

Year

c.1960

Edition

Unique

Signature

Signed

Size 25.75 x 20 (in)
65 x 50 (cm)
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Jean Cocteau, Face to Face is an original Pastel on Paper made by Cocteau circa 1960.  It is a unique artwork with rich vibrant colors.  It is signed by the artist in the lower right in pastel.

While unpopular with those around him, Jean Cocteau and his work have had a significant impact on a later generation. His influence on the great Pop artist Andy Warhol, who shared Cocteau’s fascination with celebrity, his eagerness to borrow from the surrounding culture, his excitement about collaboration and his interest in moving between media, is particularly clear. Cocteau’s combination of ancient and modern reference points, while controversial in his day, resonates clearly in postmodern experimentation with ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture; postmodern multi-media superstars Jean Paul Goude and Antonio Lopez’s iconic Grace Jones Maternity Dress (1979) is, in both its aesthetic and relationship to performance, progeny of Cocteau’s Parade.

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Title

Face to Face

Medium

Pastel on Paper

Year

c.1960

Edition

Unique

Signature

Signed

Size 25.75 x 20 (in)
65 x 50 (cm)
Price Price on Request