Collage Cocteau/ Rubinstein


Several illustrations in a collage, portrait Jean Cocteau (1923), portrait Arthur Rubinstein (1937), letter Cocteau 1960, record cover "Le Bœuf sur le Toit", Cocteau's volume Poésie with Rubinstein's Exlibris and marks from the National Library of the Republic of Udmurtia in Izhevsk


Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), French poet, writer, playwright, painter, drawer, occultist, designer, critic and filmmaker is certainly one of the great, dazzling personalities of the last century. The volume Poetry from the Rubinstein Collection landed at the National Library in Izhevsk by a circuitous route. Here, the book, published by Gallimard in 1925, is classified as a "valuable collection" - the value it had for the pianist was most likely primarily an emotional one. The facts known to us and Cocteau's letters from the 1960s, however, provide insight into a long-lasting friendship that lasted until Cocteau's death.


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„Collage Cocteau/ Rubinstein,” Spotlight on the Objects, zuletzt aufgerufen am 29. Februar 2024,