'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
'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) 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 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 Three spiders of the six existing sculptures reside permanently in art institutions in the US, Brazil and Korea 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.