99. Maman Or Louise Bourgeois’ Spider

Also referred to by many as “the Spider”, Maman is a famous work of art by artist Louise Bourgeois. Indeed, the sculpture does look like an arachnid so no one should be surprised by its popular, unofficial nickname. Maman is French for mother. This mother spider is one of the largest in the world.

It is more than 30 feet tall and more than 33 feet in width. It includes a large sac with 26 marble eggs. Its thorax and abdomen are actually rubbed bronze. Bourgeois created this particular sculpture as part of her first commissioned project of the well-known Unilever Series back in 1999 for the world-famous Tate Modern’s huge Turbine Hall.

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