Guggenheim, Bilbao

It’s entirely appropriate that this huge artwork – by the splendidly named French-American artist Louise Bourgeois – sits alongside Frank Ghery’s singular Guggenheim Building in Bilbao. They could have been made for each other. Arguably the pairing looks best at night time. The monstrous sprawling bronze spider – entitled Maman – measures some 30 feet high by 33 feet wide. …

Maman, Louise Bourgeois

It’s entirely appropriate that Maman – by the splendidly named French-American artist Louise Bourgeois – sits alongside Frank Ghery’s singular Guggenheim Building in Bilbao. They could have been made for each other. Arguably the pairing looks at its best at night time. The monstrous sprawling bronze spider, measuring some 30 feet high by 33 feet wide, is one of the …

Looking Up

Maman, the giant spider by French-American artist Louise Bourgeois, lends further visual spectacle to area around the Guggenheim Building in Bilbao. As you can see from the admiring art lover in the red jacket, it really is enormous.