Lot 713:
JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)
4 SIGNED AUTOGRAPH LETTERS to Marie CUTTOLI. Letters evoking his painting work for a tapestry, Matisse, Picasso, etc. • 2 Autograph Letters Signed, 9 and 13 November 1952, n.l. On the painting of a cardboard for a tapestry. 26,9 x 21 cm / 21 x 13,3 cm • 1 Autograph Letter Signed, 9 March 1953, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, A.M. “... Matisse found my tapestry superb and he loves it. I was very proud of it...” • 1 Signed Autograph Letter, 7 June 1953, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. “I talked about Picasso in Rome. Ponti would like to see my great Aubusson tapestry at the Biennale...” Jean Cocteau, born on 5 July 1889 in Maisons-Laffitte and died on 11 October 1963 in his home in Milly-la-Forêt, is a French poet, graphic designer, draughtsman, painter, playwright, choreographer and filmmaker from a family of the Parisian upper middle class. Published his first collection of poems at the age of 20. He was elected to the Académie française in 1955, in chair 31. Collector, Myriam Bordes, known as Marie Cuttoli, opened a fashion house, Myrbor (for Myriam Bordes, her maiden name), in the early 1920s. Initially dedicated to fashion, the studio later devoted to art tapestry, she commissioned designs from many of the great artists of her time.
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