A Message from Claude Cahun Revisited

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com August 24 2011 5:04 PM ET

 Yet another Paris museum is set to highlight the work of Claude Cahun, whose message on gender identity becomes only more relevant in the years after the artist's death.

Bloomberg notes that a major exhibition at the Jeu de Paume is the late artist's second in 15 years, with the last coming at the Musee d’Art Moderne. Her work has been named by many artists as an inspiration.

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