Guggenheim – Jean Cocteau. La rivincita del giocoliere – 13/04/2024 – 16/09/2024

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents first, major retrospective held in Italy dedicated to Jean Cocteau (1889–1963), enfant terrible of the 20th century French art scene.

Curated by Kenneth E. Silver, an authoritative expert on the artist and art historian at New York University, the exhibition sheds light on the versatility – or juggling dexterity – that has always characterized Cocteau’s artistic language and for which the artist was often criticized by his contemporaries. Through a surprising variety of works, over one hundred and fifty, ranging from drawings to graphic works, from jewels to tapestries, historical documents, books, magazines, photographs, documentaries and films directed by Cocteau himself, coming from prestigious international museums, including Center Georges Pompidou, Paris, Phoenix Art Museum, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Musee Jean Cocteau, Collection Séverin Wunderman, Menton, as well as important private collections, including the Cartier Collection, the exhibition traces the development of the polymath’s unique and highly personal aesthetic artist and retraces the salient moments of his tumultuous career.