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    Sale 7722


    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 94

    CLAUDE CAHUN (1894-1954)

    Self-portrait, c.1928

    Price Realised  


    CLAUDE CAHUN (1894-1954)
    Self-portrait, c.1928
    gelatin silver print
    stamped '008 RA 167' on verso
    6½ x 4¾in. (16.7 x 12cm.)

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    Only one other print of this image is known, held in the Jersey Heritage Collection, Jersey.

    Cahun plays with the duality of her nature with a photo-montaged double self-portrait set against the rocky landscape of Jersey.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    The following three lots are from an archive of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore material, including photographs, drawings and other works of art. On Cahun's death in 1954, the collection stayed with Moore and was sold decades later after her death in 1972 in the Marcel Moore House Sale at Langlois, St Helier, Jersey.


    Leperlier (ed.), Claude Cahun Photographe, Jean Michel Place, 1995, pp.94, 156, no.224, this print; Downie (ed.), Don't Kiss Me: The Art of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, Tate, 2006, p.40, pl.26 & p.124; Blessing, A Rrose is a Rrose is a Rrose: Gender Performance in Photography, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1997, p.59, this print.


    Paris, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Claude Cahun Photographe, 23 June -- 17 September 1995; New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum/Pittsburgh, The Andy Warhol Museum, A Rrose is a Rrose is a Rrose: Gender Performance in Photography, 17 January -- 30 November 1997.