One edition at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.
|Dimensions||2.82 m × 8.33 m × 7.9 m (9 ft 3 in × 27 ft 4 in × 26 ft)|
An example was acquired by the Denver Art Museum for its new addition in 2006. Other locations in permanent collections include the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri.
The steel Spider was exhibited at Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal from April to September, 1996. Various editions of this artwork have traveled extensively, including an example shown at the Hermitage Museum in 2001.
In 2006, Bourgeois became the highest-paid living woman artist after a Spider sold for $4 million at Christie's in London; which was surpassed in 2008, when another Spider sold for $4.5 million. A new record price for the artist was achieved when Spider number two acquired from Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, was auctioned by a private collector with an estimate of $4 million to $6 million. The price realized at Christie's on 8 November 2011 was $10,722,500. This is the highest price paid for an artwork by a woman artist at the time. This was surpassed in 2015 by a Spider auctioned by Christie's for $28.2 million.
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