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Aveux non avenus

20th century
222 x 171 x 28 mm (8.7 x 6.7 x 1.1 in.)

Claude Cahun, French, (1894–1954)
With Suzanne Malherbe (aka Marcel Moore), French, (1892–1972)

Object Type: artists_book
Medium and Support: Illustrated book with collotype photomontage/photo-collage plates on Vélin pur fil Lafuma
Edition: Number 155 from the 370 numbered copies from within the edition of 500 illustrated books with 10 full-page collotype photomontage/photo-collage plates and one collotype illustration at the conclusion, published by Éditions du Carrefour, Paris, 1930. List of plates by number: 1 before p. 1, 2 between pp. 4/5, 3 between 26/27, 4 between 44/45, 5 between 56/57, 6 between 98/99, 7 between 117/117, 8 between 154/155, 9 between 180/181, 10 between 212/213, 11 as illustration to Table of Contents, printed on same page as TOC.
Marks: Inscribed in pencil on front flyleaf, top edge: “B48954-13 Cahun” (probably dealer’s inventory mark)
Marks: Watermark: unidentified watermark leaf with pages 61/62
Bibliography: For an English translation, see Claude Cahun, Disavowals or Cancelled Confessions (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007); for more on Cahun’s photography, see Gen Day, Claude Cahun: A Sensual Politics of Photography (London: I. B. Tauris, 2007); for more on Cahun and Moore’s life and work together, see Louise Downey, ed., Don’t Kiss Me: The Art of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore (London: Tate Publishing, 2006).
Credit Line: Weedon Endowment funds, 2009
Accession Number: 2009.2.1

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  • love
  • photomontages - Use for combinations of photographic images, or photographic with other images, such as architectural drawings, usually arranged into a somewhat unified image. For photographs produced by printing two or more negatives as one unified image, use "composite photographs." When pieces of photographs or other relatively flat materials are pasted together into less unified images, use "collages." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • Surrealist

  • object Dimensions: 222 x 171 x 28 mm (8.7 x 6.7 x 1.1 in.)

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