Louise Bourgeois Untitled (Spider and Snake) 2003

  • Not on view

Bourgeois's spider imagery goes back to the 1940s but did not take sculptural form until 1994. This print came later but was based on her very first Spider sculpture, which was made with found materials: bent steel tubes for the legs and a glass jar for the body, as evident here in State I.

Gallery label from Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, Sept. 24, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018.
State IV of IV
Drypoint and engraving, with hand additions
plate: 9 15/16 x 11 15/16" (25.3 x 30.4 cm); sheet: 17 1/2 x 19" (44.5 x 48.3 cm)
Louise Bourgeois
Harlan & Weaver, New York
"AP 2/12" lower left margin.
Gift of The Easton Foundation
Object number
© The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY
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