The bustle, the colors, the textures, the smells, the sounds, the people, the sights. They never repeat and they never stop. Constantly new yet familiar. Everyone fits in because no two are alike. Jean-Michel Basquiat was raised in Brooklyn, NY, could read and write by the age of four and was fluent in French, Spanish and English. He sold his first painting “Cadillac Moon” to Debby Harry for $200 and in 2017 his painting “Untitled” sold at auction for $110.5 million, the highest paid at auction for a work by an American artist and for any artwork created after 1980. From 1980 to 1988 he produced roughly 1500 drawings and 600 paintings before he died at the age of 27. “King Pleasure” was curated by his family and tells the story of a talented and loved brother and son.

Twenty eight hours we spent in the city. Just us, packing it all in, taking it all in, seeing the same things but experiencing them differently. My kindred spirit, my pea in a pod, my “mini-me”, my first. I can almost finish his sentences but I won’t, I will let him finish his own.