This book draws together for the first time the self-portraits of French Surrealist artist Claude Cahun (1894–1954) and British contemporary artist Gillian Wearing (b.1963). Although they lived almost one hundred years apart, their work shares similar themes: gender, identity, masquerade and performance. Beginning with a visit to Jersey, where Cahun lived and worked until her death, and where the Cahun archive is housed, Wearing’s journey of discovery is examined in this beautiful book.
Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery, London
ISBN: 978 1 85514 750 8
Dimensions: 250 x 210mm