THE SURREALIST (and superior) CINDY SHERMAN OF THE 1930’S - Claude Cahun, Self-Portrait, Don’t Kiss Me. 1930’s. (1894-1954). French.
Cahun photographed herself in both masculine and feminine guises, and both are striking.
Obviously, she was also a major influence on the late, great Francesca Woodman, some of whose 1970s-early 80’s self-portraits directly echo the above.
She was a fascinating person, as you can likely tell from this small sampling of her work. See this article. Her work is shockingly underknown, which makes me want to say some caustic things about why amazing female artists consistently get forgotten. Instead, though, I’ll just say get on this. She’s astonishing.
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