Louis Bourgeois Donates Spider Sculpture to Tate

January 14th, 2008

Spider via Guggenheim Museum

Louise Bourgeois and anonymous benefactor donated Louise Bourgeois’ spider sculpture, entitled Maman, to the Tate Modern Museum. This is the largest of Bourgeois’ spiders at 9 meters. This is a significant addition to Tate’s collection of works by living sculptors.

Spider Sculpture Donated to Tate [BBC News]
Giant steel-and-marble spider makes return to Tate Modern [The Independent]