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'Spiderman' unveils giant spider sculpture for auction

The 21ft-wide sculpture is expected to fetch up to $6m when it goes on sale in New York

'Spiderman' unveils giant spider sculpture for auction
'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' actor Craig Henningsen walks beneath the 21ft-wide 'Spider' sculpture by artist Louise Bourgeois outside Christie's auction house on November 4, 2011 in New York City. (Source: Getty Images)
'Spiderman' unveils giant spider sculpture for auction
The bronze 'spider' will be auctioned at the Postwar and Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Christie's. The sculpture is expected to fetch between $4 to $6m
'Spiderman' unveils giant spider sculpture for auction
Created in 1996, Spider is the second of six sculptures by Bourgeois, based upon a motif that she first used in a small ink and charcoal drawing in 1947
'Spiderman' unveils giant spider sculpture for auction
Three spiders of the six existing sculptures reside permanently in art institutions in the US, Brazil and Korea
'Spiderman' unveils giant spider sculpture for auction
A person walks past the 'Untitled' installation of miniature elevators by Maurizio Cattelan at the same auction preview. The 33-inch functioning elevator installation is expected to realize $400,000-$600,000 at the Nov 8 auction.