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    Louise Bourgeois, the world renowned French born New York based sculptor, died on Monday, May 31, 2010. Though 98 she worked up to the end. She died of following a heart attack. Her influential sculptures explored the deepest feelings of women about birth, sexuality and death.

    Bourgeois was the first sculptor commissioned for The Unilever Series to celebrate the opening of Tate Modern in 2000. The monumental female spider, Maman, carrying her white marble eggs beneath her, was the work visitors first saw when they entered the vast space of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern at Bankside in London. Hers was the first new work to be commissioned for the gallery.

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