bilbao. public art around the guggenheim. maman by louise bourgoise.

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“Maman” is a 30 ft high and 33 ft wide spider sculpture standing outside the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. French artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) started to create large spider sculptures in the late 90s .

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I saw another of her spider sculptures at the Sydney and Walda Besthoff  Sculpture Garden in New Orleans. Other public artworks around the Guggenheim in Bilbao are Jeff Koons “Puppy” and “Tall Tree and the Eye” by Anish Kapoor.

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