Head of a Woman
LIPCHITZ, Jacques (1891 - 1973)
Size: 55.6 cm
Acquired: 1979; Purchase
Accession Number: NMW A 344
This carving simplifies the human head to a series of interlocking sculptural planes. Lipchitz began to carve Cubist heads from 1915. Abstraction from the human form was a common feature in non-western sculpture. Like many artists working in Paris at this time, Lipchitz both admired and collected what was seen as primitive sculpture.