Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun

Behind the mask, another mask. Sarah Howgate. Exhib'publication. National Portrait Gallery, London. National Portrait Gallery 2017. Contributors: Dawn Ades. English. 208 pages, 150 ill. 21.8 x 25.5 cm. 1,2 kg. Hardcover with dust jacket. 9781855147508. art-15919
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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.