This is purely coincidental, but maybe ten days before I attended the massive new exhibit Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure, a pair of brazen art thieves attempted to steal one of the late artist’s paintings — valued at $45,000 — from a Chelsea art gallery in broad daylight. The crime was easily foiled as the couple — who, sadly, avoided apprehension — attempted to just walk out of the gallery holding the artwork. Ballsy! I mention this to illustrate the fact that Basquiat’s popularity hasn’t waned in the 34 years since his death from an accidental drug overdose at age 28. Though he did not get to live a long life, Jean-Michel Basquiat lives on through his art, and King Pleasure is here to make sure he is not forgotten.
While it was sad to say goodbye to Geoffrey, as he returned home to Los Angeles after a fun-filled week visiting me here in NYC, we added countess memories to our already bountiful cache of G and G Adventures and random good times! Here we are skipping to the front of the line at the Basquiat: King Pleasure exhibit, which you will be reading more about soon right here on The ‘Gig!
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