Elegant Beach by Jean Cocteau
In 1952, Cocteau collaborated in the creation of a deluxe book of the poems of Georges Hughnet. The brain child for this publication were the numerous poems Hughnet created while enjoying a drink and the company of other poets, as well as writers, academics and of course artists (including Cocteau and Picasso) at the famous Catalan Cafe in Paris. Cocteau created sixteen superb color lithographs for the Deluxe Book of 64 beautifully printed poems.
Technical Details: Three color lithograph. Deluxe Book of Poems La Nappe Du Catalan. Sheet size 11 x 8.5 inches. Velin de Rives paper. Edition number 32 of 100. Includes copy of signed Colophon. Printed Desjobert, Paris. 1952.