Illustrated Letter to Jean Cocteau

Pablo Picasso Spanish

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Jean Cocteau (1889–1963), the French poet, artist, and (later) filmmaker, met Picasso in June 1915; within the year he was pressing Picasso to design sets for his revolutionary ballet, Parade. Picasso wrote this card to Cocteau upon hearing that he was unwell:

My dear Cocteau
I am quite sad
that you are ill.
I hope that you
will be well soon and
that I will see you.
At Montparnasse next Wednesday's
festivities in honor of the musician
I hope to see you.
I have good ideas
for our theater story
we shall talk about it
Best wishes

Illustrated Letter to Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France), Watercolor and ink on paper

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