Although the estimate has yet to be revealed, Bourgeois's sculpture, which is to be sold in New York on November 10 in Christie's Contemporary and Postwar evening sale, it has been confirmed that the estimate is high enough to beat world records.

One of Louse Bourgeois' bronze spiders at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow Image via The Knockturnal One of Louse Bourgeois' bronze spiders at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow
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It could beat Georgia O'Keeffe's Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, 1932, which sold at Sotheby's last year $44.4 million, which would make Bourgeois's piece the most expensive work by a postwar female artist.

The bronze is an edition of six, as the others in the series are in collections and institutions, it is unlikely such a work will come up for auction again in the near future.

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