2000 French Exhibition Poster, Jean Cocteau, Galerie Michelle Charpentier
2000 French Exhibition Poster, Jean Cocteau, Galerie Michelle Charpentier
2000 French Exhibition Poster, Jean Cocteau, Galerie Michelle Charpentier

2000 French Exhibition Poster, Jean Cocteau, Galerie Michelle Charpentier

Regular price $300.00
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Date: 2000, circa
Size:  19.5 x 27 inches


About The Artist: The French poet, writer, artist, and film maker Jean Maurice Eugene Clement Cocteau was born to a wealthy family on July 5, 1889 in a small town near Paris, France. Cocteau's father committed suicide when he was about 10 years old. In 1900, he entered a private school and was expelled in 1904. After his expulsion from school, Cocteau ran away to Marseilles where he lived in the "red light district" under a false name. Police discovered him in Marseilles and returned him to his uncle's care.

His later life was filled with passion, art, ballet and - some would argue - excess. He loved well, lived well and was a prolific set designer, publisher, film-maker, playwright, and artist. He was very active in the written and spoken art fields, and counted artistic greats like Picasso amongst his closest friends. The artist died of a heart attack at age 74 at his chateau in Milly-la-Foret, France on October 11, 1963 after hearing the news of the death of another friend, the singer Edith Piaf.

 
About The Poster: A lovely exhibition poster in very good condition. 
Ready to frame. From a private collection.