dismantling Louise Bourgeois’ spider

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when i walked past tate modern yesterday they were dismantling Louise Bourgeois’ spider.

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here are some photos i took of it when it was in position

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it was interesting that the egg sack was the only recognisable thing

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there were lots of leg bits everywhere

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and it looked nice with the sun rise lighting st paul’s in the background

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lying there it looked like some science fiction thing with its dormant eggs waiting to hatch

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of course it would have been easier to catch it in a giant jar and throw it out the front door

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or perhaps flush it down the plug hole or chuck it in the thames

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