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    Sale 2110

    Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 23

    CLAUDE CAHUN

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    CLAUDE CAHUN
    Aveux Non Avenus. Paris: Éditions du Carrefour, 1930.

    Quarto (220 x 170 mm). 9 black and white photographs. Original printed paper wrappers (very minor light spotting).

    FIRST EDITION, TIRAGE-DE-TêTE, OF CAHUN'S FIRST BOOK. A PRESENTATION COPY WITH A FINE INSCRIPTION: "À Monsieur [recipient's name erased] en souhaitant qu'il lui soit loisible de lire les "Aveux" et qu'il me soit permis de connaitre son opinion, sevère sans doute mais non impitoyable - et qui me permettrait peut-etre de voir plus clair en moi-meme. Claude Cahun. Paris, juin 1930." One of 25 lettered copies, this one "J", from an edition of 500 copies only. Contains THE ONLY SELF-PORTRAITS CAHUN PUBLISHED IN HER LIFETIME. With her subtle and exquisite explorations of masking and identity, Cahun's photography is an important influence for such modern artists as Cindy Sherman. 101 Books, pp.62-63; The Open Book, pp. 92-93; Regards à travers le livre 37.


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