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Jean Cocteau – Un Ballon en Plein Ciel (A Balloon in the Sky)

Jean Cocteau, Un Ballon en Plein Ciel (A Balloon in the Sky) is an original drawing in black crayon on paper made in 1955.  It is signed and dated in the lower right and inscribed “Salut a Jules Verne et au Vel d’Hiv.”

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

Un Ballon en Plein Ciel

Alt. Title

A Balloon in the Sky

Medium

Black Crayon on Paper

Year

1955

Edition

Unique

Signature

Signed, dated, and annotated

Size 10.75 x 8.25 (in)
27 x 21 (cm)
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Jean Cocteau, Un Ballon en Plein Ciel (A Balloon in the Sky) is an original drawing in black crayon on paper made in 1955.  It is signed and dated in the lower right and inscribed “Salut a Jules Verne et au Vel d’Hiv.”

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

Un Ballon en Plein Ciel

Alt. Title

A Balloon in the Sky

Medium

Black Crayon on Paper

Year

1955

Edition

Unique

Signature

Signed, dated, and annotated

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