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It*s a SPIDER MAN!

The Tuileries Gardens is playing host to a rather unusual 8 legged guest, one of the famous monumental spiders of Louise Bourgeois. The "Maman" sculpture from 1999 is a public part of the Louise Bourgeois exhibition hosted at the Pompidou Center, currently on loan from a NY private collection.

You can*t miss her, if you enter the gardens from the museums side, she sits on the left side of the Grand Carré (fountain) and fits in well with the surrounding trees. You might not even be able to discern her at first view, so take a good look.

Bourgeois chose to show this piece in the Tuileries, fond of all her memories of these gardens during her studies at the Ecole du Louvre and as a conference guide at the museum.

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Oh and if you wanna see more open-air Bourgeois works, there is a permanent display of her bronze "Welcoming Hands" from 1996 at the right side of the Grand Bassin on the Concorde entrance.

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1 Responses to “It*s a SPIDER MAN!”

  1. # Anonymous BARBIE

    ouuuhhhh scary !!!!
    ça fait peur mais j'aime bien mais ça fait peur et en même temps j'aime pas les araignées mais j'aime bien parce que c bizarre et un peu dark mais y'a pas quelque chose d'autre qu'une araignée géante?!?!?  

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