Aveux non avenus CAHUN, CLAUDE
Aveux non avenus

Paris: Editions du Carrefour, 1930.

4to, within publisher's wrappers. With 10 heliogravures by Claude Cahun and Moore (Suzanne Malherbe). One of 370 copies on vélin pur fil Lafuma. The pivotal book of this feminist Surrealist poet, photographer, actress, essayist, and political activist, illustrated with photomontages created by Cahun and her lover Suzanne Malherbe. Claude Cahun was one of the most intriguing and elusive of women Surrealists. As a French lesbian Jew in a bleached buzz cut, she challenged the conventions of her day. Her once scandalous gender-bending self-portraits anticipate the work of contemporary photographer Cindy Sherman. Leperlier calls Cahun and Moore, like Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, "one of the century's great feminine couples." Some wear to wrappers, otherwise this copy is in very good condition.

Krauss/Livingston p. 205; Leperlier pp. 233-239, fig. pp. 236-237, 240-241