At once beautiful and haunting, familiar and uncanny, Louise Bourgeois’ monumental Spiders stand among the most entrancing and ambitious artistic achievements of the twentieth century. This May, Sotheby’s will offer Spider from 1996 - an early and profoundly significant example of Bourgeois’ most iconic motif, and one of just four monumental Spiders to ever appear at auction. Creating a reverential awe to all who approach, Spider soars over 10 feet tall and measures more than 18 feet across, its imposing scale evoking the experience of a child looking up at their mother in adoration.
First Look: Mother of All: Louise Bourgeois’ Spider
New York | 18 May