'Maman' by Louise Bourgeois

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This iconic work by French-American artist, Louise Bourgeois, was displayed in the Turbine Hall when Tate Modern first opened in the year 2000. It has since travelled the world and is known to many - Richard Stemp explains how the artist was inspired by her relationship with her parents, and a story from Greek mythology to produce this imposing work.

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