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Que me veux tu?
Claude Cahun French
Not on view
A creative chameleon who openly grappled with gender identity in her life and her art, Cahun was keenly attuned to the quintessentially modern condition of self-alienation—a sentiment expressed with exquisite economy by her hero, the French poet Arthur Rimbaud, in his famous line “Je est un autre” (“I is another”). In this polycephalic self-portrait, she appears magnetically bound to her own doppelgänger in a monstrous embodiment of internal struggle.