Lot 32
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Louise Bourgeois

600,000 - 800,000 USD
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  • Louise Bourgeois
  • Spider III

  • signed with initials, dated 96 and numbered 2/6
  • bronze

  • 19 x 33 x 33 in. 48.2 x 83.8 x 83.8 cm.
  • Conceived in 1995 and fabricated in 1996, this work is number two from an edition of six plus one artist's proof.


Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Acquired by the present owner from the above in February 1997


Munich, Barbara Gross Galerie, Bodyscape, March - April 1996 (edition no. unknown)
Cincinnati, The Contemporary Arts Center, Louise Bourgeois: Ode á Ma Mere, April - June 1997 (edition no. unknown)
Brussels, Xavier Hufkens, Louise Bourgeois, December 1996 - February 1997


Exh. Cat., London, Tate Modern, Louise Bourgeois, 2000, pp. 62 - 63, illustrated in color (edition no. unknown)

Catalogue Note

The Spider is an Ode to my mother.
She was a tapestry woman.
My mother was my best friend.
She was deliberate, clever, patient, soothing, reasonable,
dainty, subtle, indispensable, neat and useful as a Spider.
-Louise Bourgeois, 1996