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ca 1946
Sculpture, bronze, 35 x 23 x 4.5 cm


”Doppelprofil” (Double profile) is a disc-shaped profile sculpture that dates to about 1946. It was a period in which art supplies were hard to come by, so Jeanne Mammen worked with a lot of everyday things like bits of cable and twine. She used these materials not only in images but also in paintings and drawings from earlier dates, which contain the motif of the double profile and probably motivated this work. In such images, Mammen was again working out the way Cubism permitted forms to be reduced and dissected. In the ”Double profile” she molds two flat profiles into a single plane in a way that their intersection forms the silhouette of each head. Both profiles can be perceived as distinct and yet merge into an inseparable unit.