Spider I (127 x 117 x 31 cm) and II (185 x 185 x 57 cm) conceived in 1995 and Spider IV (203 x 180 x 53 cm) conceived in the following year have a lowered body that invites to apply them on a wall. The right rear leg of Spider IV is folded simulating an upward walking.
Spider III (48 x 84 x 83 cm) designed in 1995 is raised on its legs and anticipates the gigantic bronzes of 1996 and 1997 that can be used as garden shelters. The culmination of this evolution is the 9.20 m high spider named Maman made in 1999 which can be used as a city monument.
Two of these bronzes are estimated $ 10M each in the upcoming New York evening sales. On November 15, Christie's sells a Spider II edited in 1995, lot 7 B. On November 16, Sotheby's sells a Spider IV from the 1997 original edition, lot 34.
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RESULTS INCLUDING PREMIUM
Spider II at Christie's : $ 11.6M
Spider IV at Sotheby's : $ 14.7M