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10-01-2003, 05:02 AM
Does anybody know Louise Bourgeois? I saw her Big Spider in Copenhagen and now in Tokyo I saw the work "Maman" in Roppongi Hills building. I would like to know if it`s the same work! Please mail me if you know something about it!
10-01-2003, 01:58 PM
Apparently she's done lots of spiders. The following is stolen from the Kemper Museum's website:
"According to the artist, the spider is a feminine hero figure. Bourgeois created the spider sculptures to honor her mother, who was her best friend and, like a spider, was deliberate, soothing, and patient. Spiders also create webs which refer to Bourgeois’s early work with tapestries—her parents owned a tapestry restoration business—so the web is a metaphor for connection-making.
While the spider’s body is above your head, (it is over 11 feet tall) you may examine its legs which are smooth bronze, yet with many different bumps and ridges to create the effect of a natural shape. Each leg is different. Here our giant spider is positioned to suggest that she is walking up the lawn to attend to her baby spider which is attached to the Museum’s facade, out of reach."
10-02-2003, 11:14 AM
Louise Bourgeois is one of the major artist of the 20th century!! today in her eighties but still producing more innovative sculpture than most of us......
the last exhibition I saw from her, in Brussels last april, shows wonderfull sensitive holograms.
her all work has been inspired by her personnal and inner life.
french native she moved to NY in the early 40's , I guess.....
really to discover, if you haven't already.
10-02-2003, 07:10 PM
At some point Anne, we will have to dissagree. Not this time however :)
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