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Jean COCTEAU - Atalante et Hippomème, signed original ceramic (5 copies)

Jean Cocteau
Atalante et Hippomème (1958)

Large ceramic bowl
Original decor by Jean COCTEAU, Signed in ceramics
White earth, black slip and red iron.
36 cm in diameter
Made in Madeline - Jolly workshops in Villefranche sur Mer in 1958

Limited edition of 5 copies, here the n ° 2; the catalog raisonné notes: "Print initially planned to 10 copies later modified at the request of Jean Cocteau and reduced to 5 copies. The pieces 1 and
2 are noted on 10 copies, the other three pieces on 5 copies.

Very good condition, tiny surface defects

REFERENCES :
Catalogue raisonné of Jean COCTEAU's ceramics by Mrs Annie Guedras, # 107
Cocteau will indicate about this series of pieces "Inspired by a low relief of the Indies, I made one of my most beautiful potteries".

INFORMATION:
"Picasso told me that if I put a ceramic in the oven I was lost, but I always had the taste to lose myself with delight." This is how Cocteau commented on his work on ceramics.
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Jean Cocteau : Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) is a poet, graphic designer, draughtsman, playwright and french movie director. He is one of the major artists of the 20th century. He was the impresario of his time, the trend maker, the inspiration of many artists and put his personal touch in all his creations with a singular grace, an inexhausted originality and a rare intuition. Despite his literary works and artistic talents, Jean Cocteau has always insisted on the fact that he was above all a poet and that every work was petic. He let movies which had marked the century, as "Le Sang d'un poète" (A poet's blood), The Beauty and The beast, Orpheus, but also famous illustrations as "Le Livre blanc" (The white book).

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Portugal)
Musée d'art moderne Ceret (France)
Musée Jean Cocteau (France)
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) (The USA)
Centre Pompidou - Musée national d'art moderne (France)
Musée de Grenoble (France)
Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (The USA)
Phoenix Art Museum (The USA)
Albertina (Austria)
Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Italy)
Nasher Museum of art at Duke university (The USA)
Art Gallery of Hamilton (Canada)
Eli ans Edythe Broad Art Museum (The USA)
Musée de Pully (Switzerland)
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