Maman by Louise Bourgeois

Maman (1999) is a sculpture by the artist Louise Bourgeois. The sculpture, which resembles aspider, is amongst the world’s largest, measuring over 30 ft high and over 33 ft wide, with a sac containing 26 marble eggs. Its abdomen and thorax are made up of ribbed bronze.[1] The title is the familiar French word for Mother. The sculpture was created by Bourgeois as a part of her inaugural commission of The Unilever Series in 1999 for Tate Modern‘s vast Turbine Hall.

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