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French 'spider' sculptor dies at 98

French 'spider' sculptor dies at 98
French-born US sculptor Louise Bourgeois, one of the world's most influential contemporary artists, died on Monday in Manhattan where she lived, the New York Times reported.\n

Seen here: an art work created by Bourgeois. (Getty Images)
French 'spider' sculptor dies at 98
Bourgeois worked in a variety of media ranging from wood to steel to stone tended to centre on the human form, although among her most instantly recognisable pieces were giant spider sculptures, some of which were three storeys high. (Getty Images)
French 'spider' sculptor dies at 98
An art work created by Louise Bourgeois. (Getty Images)
French 'spider' sculptor dies at 98
Bourgeois' work called 'Arch of Hysteria' bronze.(Getty Images)
French 'spider' sculptor dies at 98
'Spider' by Louise Bourgeois. (Getty Images)
French 'spider' sculptor dies at 98
A giant spider by artist Louise Bourgeois in front of the Tate Modern in London, England. (Getty Images)