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Mr. Patrick Martin, expert of Jean Cocteau’s artwork, evaluates and authenticates the works of Jean Cocteau. He receives, by appointment, five times a year.

The next meeting of the expertise meeting is scheduled for:

Tuesday, 17 november, 2020 at 2:30 pm
in the offices of the Comité Cocteau
10 avenue George V, 75008 Paris
(métro Alma)

To contact the committee, please send us an email at : or by phone at : +33 1 44 31 64 82.

Works to be examined must reach us before that date at :

Comité Jean Cocteau
Commission d’expertise
(For the attention of Mr Patrick Martin)
10 avenue George V
75008 Paris

Alternatively, works may be presented directly to the Commission if an appointment is scheduled beforehand.


La Muse, drawing in ballpoint pen, 1959, detail

The works on paper must be taken out of the frames.

Each application must be accompanied by 3 high quality color photographs (18 x 24 cm) and by all information which might prove useful in determining authenticity (provenance, if known, invoice or proof of purchase, if possible, etc).

Each application must be accompanied by a check for the amount of 300 euros, addressed to the order of “Comité Jean Cocteau.”

We will not be able to proceed in our evaluation of the works if all of the above conditions are not met in time for the official appraisal.

One week after the appraisal, you will receive either a certificate of authenticity (no duplicates will be issued) or a negative verdict.

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