Cahun · selfportraits with cat

Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore :: Lucie and kid, Nantes, vers 1926. Tirage argentique. | src Christie's
Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore :: Lucie and Kid, Nantes, vers 1926. Tirage argentique. | src Christie’s, also MAM

“Lucy and Kid”. Nantes, ca.1926. Original silver print. This piece seems to close the series of “self-portraits with a glass globe” (1926), which initiates complex manipulations, technical processes that Claude Cahun (along with Marcel Moore) will later use for photomontages (1929-1939). Note the disturbing position of the suspended cat, held above the void against a background reminiscent of the decor of an expressionist film.

Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore :: Autoportrait au Chat, ca. 1927. Tirage argentique sépia. | src Musée d'art de Nantes
Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore :: Autoportrait au Chat, ca. 1927. Tirage argentique sépia. | src Musée d’art de Nantes

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