Photo, avec chat noir, from google street view.

Did you know Louise Bourgeois bought a house on Staten Island?

Originally intended for her son, who never lived there, she treated the house as a sculptural environment and named it “Maison Vide.” It is still owned by her foundation.

A single-edition drypoint sketch she made of her property, titled “Mud Land” c. 1989, is in the collection of MoMA.