Marcel Khill couche fumant l'opium inscribed 'Sur le Talamba' (lower centre), pencil 22 x 28.5cm (8 11/16 x 11 1/4in).
EXHIBITED: Paris, Le Salon des Peintres du Spectacle, 1995 Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 1989, no.482
The Algerian Marcel Khill was both Cocteau's secretary and lover. He and Cocteau travelled round the world in 1936, emulating Jules Verne's classic story, Around the World in 80 Days. He was killed during World War II