Sculpted by Love and Trauma | Louise Bourgeois’ Iconic Spider IV

27 April 2022 | Hong Kong

Stirring with the vigor of imminent action, Louise Bourgeois’ massively scaled Spider IV swells with a palpable energy that belies the inherent stasis of its cast bronze form. Conceived in 1996 and cast just one year later, this affecting sculpture is a dynamic iteration on what has become the most celebrated series of the artist’s career and arguably her signature theme.

Spider IV broadcasts an inimitable vitality, at once sentimental and foreboding, nostalgic and powerful.

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