Saturday, December 13, 2008

Spider Monster in Tokyo?? Help!



This is NOT a spider monster. It is "Maman", located at the Roppongi Hills Tokyo.

Maman (1999)[1] is a sculpture by the artist Louise Bourgeois. The sculpture, which resembles a spider, is over 30ft high, with a sac containing marble eggs. Besides the stainless steel version on long-term loan to the Tate Modern, London, there are several bronze casts, located at:

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Mori Art Museum, Roppongi, Tokyo
Samsung Museum of Modern Art (Leeum), Seoul
Jardin des Tuileries, Paris
Havana, Cuba[2]
Soon to be another in Des Moines, Iowa USA in August of 2009

(source: Wikipedia)

9 comments:

Al said...

I think there is one of these spiders at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark too. Maybe it's a different artist.

Gresham Photo Blog said...

very cool view!

Snapper said...

Very creative way to frame the sculpture and the building.

JM said...

The perspective is amazing! I really like the framing too.

Jessica said...

Very cool. There are similar sculptures by her in the Capodimonte in Naples right now.

Bob Crowe said...

Dramatic view and good eye. WAY better than the photos I took of it a couple of months ago. Roppongi's Maman is hard to shoot because the plaza where it is located is so crowded. The others I've seen, in Kansas City and London, are in more spacious surroundings.

Wayne said...

I live in Vancouver but I'm in Ottawa today. This sculpture is also outside the entrance to Canada's National Gallery. I walked past it less than two hours ago.

humanobserver said...

simply incredible......

Hilda said...

I still say it looks like a spider monster! Fabulous shot and perspective though!