Tribute to Jean Marais - Saturday, August 15, 2020

Collection of Mister Jo PASQUALI
Collection of Mister Jo PASQUALI
Heir of the artist

JEAN MARAIS (1913-1998)

Superstar of the seventh art, Jean Marais will have, during his more than sixty years of career, played in nearly a hundred films and shot under the direction of the greatest. From Sacha Guitry («Napoléon», «Si Versailles m 'était conté...») to Jean Renoir («Helena et les hommes») by way of his friend and mentor Jean Cocteau who will launch his career and direct him on works as mythical as «La belle et la bête», «L 'aigle à deux têtes» or «Orpheus», he will embody, for several generations, the timeless masculinity, thus becoming one of the most emblematic French actors of the twentieth century.

Man of theatre, director and writer, he seems to have all the talents. In the early seventies, he discovered Vallauris, a charming town in the south of France bordered by the Gulf of Juan and a world-renowned pottery centre. Initiated to this art by Picasso himself, he soon formed himself with Jo Pasquali and his wife Nini who became his friends, and later on, his sole heirs.

As a breath of fresh air, this meeting will mark the beginning of a second life for the actor, the artist now dividing his time between his old theatrical loves and his new passion for which he will use his talents as a draughtsman and sculptor to make plays which, as a return to the sources, will long be inspired by the works of Cocteau. Great collector, he also surrounds himself with carefully chosen pieces made by renowned artists such as Pietro Calvi (and others to quote). A collection of works that have, for years, accompanied the actor and that still bear his footprint.


August Saturday 15 at 2.30 pm

As part of the sale : FROM IMPRESSIONISTS TO CONTEMPORARIES - PAINTINGS - SCULPTURES - CERAMICS - TAPESTRIES - 20th CENTURY DECORATIVE ARTS

Public exhibitions : August Thursday 13 from 4 pm till 8 pm - August Friday 14 from 10.30 am till 8 pm - August Saturday 15 from 10.30 am till noon

PALM BEACH CANNES – Place Franklin Roosevelt - 06400 Cannes


Pietro Calvi Selika

Pietro CALVI (1833-1884) - SELIKA, L’ESCLAVE AFRICAINE, 1871

Large bust in bronze and white marble resting on a marble pedestal - Signed and dated - Height : 94 cm

Provenance : Private collection Jean Marais / Private collection Jo PASQUALI, by inheritance

A certificate of membership of the private collection «Jean Marais», established by Jo PASQUALI, heir of the artist, will be given to the purchaser

Student of Giovanni SELERONI, Pietro CALVI spent much of his career in Milan. He travelled to the United States and France, where he exhibited this work at the Paris Salon in 1872 and then at the Universal Exhibition in 1878. Our bust, of beautiful quality, is representative of the work of CALVI. He revives the style of the day with this bronze and marble assembly inspired by the Italian Baroque. SELIKA is the African slave of Giacomo MEYERBEER’s opera «The African» inspiring «The Attraction of Exoticism and the Unknown».

Bibliography : La sculpture ethnographique au XIX°; RMN; Paris Musée d'Orsay; 16 May - 22 June 1994/ Universal Exhibition of 1878 in Paris, Official Catalogue Tome 1 Imprimerie Nationale, Paris 1878

25 000 / 30 000 € - Lot 23


Christian Berard Portrait de Jean Marais

Christian BERARD (1902-1949) - PORTRAIT DE JEAN MARAIS

Oil on canvas - 45 x 38 cm

Provenance - History : A certificate of membership of the private collection «Jean Marais» established by Jo PASQUALI, heir of the artist, will be given to the purchaser

2 000 / 3 000 € - Lot 8


Jean Marais Photophore

Jean MARAIS (1913-1998) - PHOTOPHORE AUX QUATRE VISAGES

Bronze copy with gold patina - Signed on the base and numbered 7/8 - Guyot Creste Fondeur - Height : 30 cm

2 000 / 3 000 € - Lot 4


Arno Breker Jean Marais

Arno BREKER (1900-1991) - JEAN MARAIS, 1963, PARIS

Bronze copy with nuanced green patina, mounted on a pedestal - Signed, dated and located - Total height : 57 cm

3 000 / 4 000 € - Lot 5


Alfred Persia

Alfred PERSIA, born in 1933 - LES BAUX DE PROVENCE

Oil on canvas signed on the bottom left and titled on the back - 54 x 65 cm

400 / 600 € - Lot 17


Coffret de parfums Jean Marais

Perfume box « Jean-Marais » « GALEAD »

Two gilt bronze-framed bottles -Titled, signed including one numbered 15/450 - 75 ml - In its original wooden box

500 / 700 € - Lot 21


Jean Marais Tête de lion

Jean MARAIS (1913-1998) - TÊTE DE LION

Bronze wall lamp - Signed on the back and numbered 2/8 - Guyot Creste Fondeur - Height : 30 cm

1 000 / 2 000 € - Lot 11


Jean Marais Les quatre mains

Jean MARAIS (1913-1998) - LES QUATRE MAINS

Gold patina bronze copy - Signed - 8 copies - Guyot Creste Fondeur - Height : 33,5 cm

3 000 / 4 000 € - Lot 12


Jean Marais Portrait de Jean Cocteau

Jean MARAIS (1913-1998) - PORTRAIT DE JEAN COCTEAU

Épreuve en bronze à patine dorée - Signée et numérotée 4/8 - Guyot Creste Fondeur - Hauteur : 41 cm

2 000 / 3 000 €


Jean Marais Tête de lion

Jean MARAIS (1913-1998) - TÊTE DE LION

Bronze copy with golden patina - Signed and numbered 4/8 - Guyot Creste Fondeur - Height : 41 cm

Bronze print - Signed and numbered 8/8 - 54 x 47 x 15 cm

4 000 / 5 000 € - Lot 14


BESCH CANNES AUCTION

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Contact presse : Isabelle de Puysegur - Tel/Fax: + 33(0)6 60 57 58 78 - i.puysegur@wanadoo.fr

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