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Jean Cocteau – Profile of a Boy

Jean Cocteau, Profile of a Boy is an original pencil drawing made in 1958.  It is signed and dated in the lower left.

Jean Cocteau worked across almost every artistic discipline, exploring writing, painting and drawing, theatre and film, linking disparate forms of art making in explorations of myth, contemporary life, dream and sexual identity. Cocteau began as a poet but aspired toward the creation of worlds into which an audience could be immersed. He drew from many influences, filtering the world around him through his personal sensibility and life experiences. Cocteau, though controversial among his peers due to his eagerness to please, valued collaboration and his receptivity to the ideas of others is evident throughout his body of work, which broke new ground in creating links between different styles, media and periods.

Title

Profile of a Boy

Medium

Drawing

Year

1958

Edition

Unique

Signature

Signed, dated

Size 10.75 x 8.25 (in)
27 x 21 (cm)
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Jean Cocteau, Profile of a Boy is an original pencil drawing made in 1958.  It is signed and dated in the lower left.

Jean Cocteau worked across almost every artistic discipline, exploring writing, painting and drawing, theatre and film, linking disparate forms of art making in explorations of myth, contemporary life, dream and sexual identity. Cocteau began as a poet but aspired toward the creation of worlds into which an audience could be immersed. He drew from many influences, filtering the world around him through his personal sensibility and life experiences. Cocteau, though controversial among his peers due to his eagerness to please, valued collaboration and his receptivity to the ideas of others is evident throughout his body of work, which broke new ground in creating links between different styles, media and periods.

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Title

Profile of a Boy

Medium

Drawing

Year

1958

Edition

Unique

Signature

Signed, dated

Size 10.75 x 8.25 (in)
27 x 21 (cm)
Price Price on Request