A spider of bronze monuments, perched on his legs more than 7 meters high. Anything to scare the arachnophobes. Spider of Louise Bourgeois dements also the price at Christie s. The arachnid is estimated to be between 25 and 35 million dollars and could reap the sales record for a work by an artist woman. A figure currently held by the American Georgia O’keeffe for the table Jimson Weed/White Flower No.1, awarded $ 44.4 million in 2014.
His last sculpture sold for 28 million dollars
The sculpture, created in 1997 by the French-naturalized american, who died in 2010, is part of a sibling group of six other specimens to which the preceding has been awarded $ 28 million in 2015 in the auction house in new york. Creating eight-legged, Mom, is the largest with its ten metres high. It was exhibited in different international museums such as the Guggenheim in Bilbao, the fine arts, Ottawa, or the Tate Modern in London.
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Louise Bourgeois described the spider as “an ode to (his) mother”. “Like spiders, my mother was very smart. The spiders are a friendly presence who eats the mosquitoes,” explained she. The sale will take place on may 15 at Christie’s in New York. Spider will wear number 21B alongside the works of Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol.