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IVAM, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Generalitat
Claude Cahun - Autoportrait
Claude Cahun, Autoportrait, c. 1926, tirage gélatino-argentique, 11,1 x 8,6 cm
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Collection particulière, Paris
Claude Cahun et Moore, Aveux non avenus, planche III
Claude Cahun et Moore, Aveux non avenus, planche III, 1929-1930. Tirage gélatino-argentique (photomontage), 15 x 10 cm
While the work of photographer Lucy Schwob (1894-1954) was for a long time largely ignored by the industry and world at large, in the past 20 years, it has started to garner more interest with an increasing number of exhibitions and works produced regarding her portfolio.
Using the pseudonym Claude Cahun, Schwob began her artistic career in around 1911 and worked right up to her death. She wasn't interested in mainstream or commercial work, but instead paid attention to the contrast between reality and imagination, while her self-portraits are specially rated.