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    Le Testament d'Orphee (Cinedis, 1960). French Grande (47" X 63").
    This was Jean Cocteau's final film, and it's a wonderful conclusion to a remarkable artistic career (poet, novelist, dramatist designer, boxing manager, and filmmaker) going back some fifty years. Cocteau pulls off an encompassment of all aspects of his creativity and it's perhaps the best homage that the world of film could ever offer him. His "dying poet wandering through time, accused of entering a world no mortal should see," is reflected in his disarming stylized art of Orpheus, the musician of Green mythology, for this French grande. Minor fold wear and a small tack hole in the top background have been addressed with professional restoration and do not diminish the Cocteau's visually unique artwork. Very Fine on Linen.


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    July, 2010
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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