Crouching Spider Deconstruction

Torn apart 24 April 2009
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They bowed to honor the spider before starting
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 09:16:08 Friday 24 April 2003)
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They bowed to honor the spider before starting


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Many moving blankets were needed to protect the art
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 09:18:50 Friday 24 April 2003)
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Many moving blankets were needed to protect the art


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Its legs were wrapped in blankets first
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 09:21:48 Friday 24 April 2003)
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Its legs were wrapped in blankets first


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The wrapping progress proved swift
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 09:22:32 Friday 24 April 2003)
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The wrapping progress proved swift


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Plastic next wrapped the wrapping blankets
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 09:25:10 Friday 24 April 2003)
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Plastic next wrapped the wrapping blankets


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Finally, all the legs were double wrapped
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 09:54:22 Friday 24 April 2003)
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Finally, all the legs were double wrapped


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The head was removed
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 10:01:06 Friday 24 April 2003)
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The head was removed


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The head was so heavy it required three men to lower it
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 10:02:10 Friday 24 April 2003)
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The head was so heavy it required three men to lower it


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The head lay wrapped on the ground
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 10:05:04 Friday 24 April 2003)
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The head lay wrapped on the ground


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A lift was brought in to support the body
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 10:12:16 Friday 24 April 2003)
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A lift was brought in to support the body


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A separate lift was used to remove the legs
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 10:25:50 Friday 24 April 2003)
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A separate lift was used to remove the legs


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They had to wrestle the first leg out
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 10:39:20 Friday 24 April 2003)
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They had to wrestle the first leg out


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An hour and a half later, five legs were out
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 12:17:50 Friday 24 April 2003)
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An hour and a half later, five legs were out


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It was finally possible to glimpse a bit of the interior
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 12:19:10 Friday 24 April 2003)
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It was finally possible to glimpse a bit of the interior


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Legs were loaded into a waiting truck
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 14:09:56 Friday 24 April 2003)
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Legs were loaded into a waiting truck


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It took four men to carry one leg into the interior
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 14:10:52 Friday 24 April 2003)
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It took four men to carry one leg into the interior


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At last, only two legs remained
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 14:11:52 Friday 24 April 2003)
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At last, only two legs remained


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The penultimate leg was removed
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 14:15:54 Friday 24 April 2003)
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The penultimate leg was removed


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A hoist helped carry the leg to the waiting truck
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 14:19:54 Friday 24 April 2003)
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A hoist helped carry the leg to the waiting truck


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Preparation was made to remove the last leg
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 14:23:08 Friday 24 April 2003)
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Preparation was made to remove the last leg


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Everything appeared aligned
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 14:25:20 Friday 24 April 2003)
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Everything appeared aligned


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And the last leg pulled free
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 14:25:48 Friday 24 April 2003)
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And the last leg pulled free


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And then the spider was gone
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Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider 2003, Deconstruction
Just south of the Ferry Building, San Francisco
(Photo posted Saturday 25 April 2008)
(Photo taken 18:22:26 Friday 24 April 2003)
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And then the spider was gone


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