Louis Bourgeois died on Monday. She was an artist who came to greater public fame in her 70s with her provocative work and her giant spiders. She was a Chelsea neighbor who I never knowingly saw on the street but who I always was strangely aware of. I found out about her passing through Joanne Mattera's post which is here. She has had a long life, a full career, and a loving family who I have met. Not knowing her and to be blunt, being the son of an artist who not long ago had passed away, I will miss the idea of her walled off in her brownstone in Chelsea. She was an enigma who for me had come out of no where in my youth. A spider who had latched onto my shoulder and someone who I had reflected on as I think of my own personal history. I knew who she was but not her implication as a person and artist. Draw your own conclusion. Holland Cotter has good obit here.