Item nr. 171303 Aveux Non Avenus. CLAUDE CAHUN.
Aveux Non Avenus
Aveux Non Avenus
Aveux Non Avenus

Aveux Non Avenus

, Claude. Aveux Non Avenus. With a preface by Pierre Mac Orlan. 237 pp., illustrated with 10 heliographs executed by Moore after designs by Cahun. 8vo, 220 x 169 mm., bound in original publisher's wrappers, in a new cloth folding box. Paris: Éditions Du Carrefour, 1930.

A much sought-after book, the only one illustrated with the surreal images of Cahun (Lucy Schwob), the celebrated poet, writer and photographer. Cahun, one of the most mysterious figures of the Surrealist movement, incorporates many self-portraits in her montages which are imbued with a keen sense of the absurd. A book very much of the moment, since Cahun and Moore departed from their birth names and lived life in gender fluidity. In Aveux Non Avenus, she writes of herself, "Masculine? Feminine? It depends on the situation. Neuter is the only gender that always suits me." An immaculate copy of a book rarely found thus. One of an edition of 525 copies.

Roth, The Book of 101 Books 62-63.

Item nr. 171303
Price: $8,500.00

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