Head-Skull marks a moment just prior to Giacometti’s decision toreturn to working from the model, a move
that precipitated his break with the Surrealist leader André Breton. Animated by its sharp faceting and
steep planes, this approximately life-size, skull-like head testifies to the artist’s ongoing preoccupation
with the inextricable relationships between life and death, and transient matter and fixed crystalline form.
Gallery label from 2006