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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VA… Read more 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.
CLAUDE CAHUN (1894-1954)

Self-portrait, c.1928

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

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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