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Cahun, Claude [aka Lucy Schwod] (1894-1954) Aveux Non Avenus.
Paris: Éditions du Carrefour, 1930.
Limited edition, copy number 82; one of 370 copies printed on velin pur fil Lafuma, illustrated with ten full-page heliogravures of mixed media collages by Cahun and her partner and artistic collaborator Marcel Moore [aka Suzanne Malherbe], one text vignette on the table of contents leaf at the end; in publisher's original limp wrappers with original glassine and slipcase, slight toning to spine, short tear at head of spine, generally very good; 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.
Cahun & 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." As a queer non-binary visual artist, writer, sculptor, and performance artist, Cahun presented a radical point of view, even for surrealism.