1.9" x 1.6" 3D Relief Pin Single Posted Rubber Clasp Inspired by "Maman" by Louise Bourgeois © 2021 The Easton Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) was a prolific feminist artist known for work that explores gender and femininity and draws from her own childhood memories. These themes emerge most notably in her "Maman" series, a body of sculptural works from the 1990s that repeat the motif of a giant steel spider. The figure of the spider is a reference to the artist’s mother, particularly her strength as an individual and her role as a caretaker. Yet a spider, particularly when encountered at such a looming scale, can also elicit a feeling of horror. The work is thus a pointed commentary on Bourgeois’ history with her mother, a relationship marked with both fear and respect.
About Pin Museum:
Pin Museum is owned and operated by two art school sweethearts, now husband and wife in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to Pin Museum, they are designers for national and international brands, former gallerists, parents, and Mexican food devotees. In 2013, they designed and produced their first enamel pin. In 2016, they closed their gallery and launched Pin Museum with three designs by the artists Damien Hirst, Jan van Eyck, and Marcel Duchamp.