Sculpture, bronze, 27 x 12 x 15 cm
”Männerkopf” (Head of a man) was also originally a plaster sculpture that was cast in bronze after Mammen‘s death. The forehead bulges forward and emerges from the nose, which points straight up, in a striking way. The same motif can be seen in the painting ”Man with a Basque hat”, from the same period.
Painting was just as much fun as drawing. It was the same thing, whether this way or that – it didn‘t make any difference to me... I made lots of paper sculptures – they couldn‘t take it. One thing remained. If you want to be lucky, you have to have some bad luck.
Quote from Jeanne Mammen 1890 – 1976, published by the Jeanne-Mammen-Gesellschaft in conjunction with the Berlinischen Galerie 1978, Edition Cantz Stuttgart – Bad Cannstatt, p.97