Meet Matthew Courtney one of the most intelligent and funniest people I’ve ever met.
Walking down the sidewalk in Soho I noticed one of his pieces taped on the wall it reminded me of a quote from one of my favorite movies “Into the Wild” a Sean Penn movie.
We were talking about art, and the people of New York. He had a quirkiness to himself a quirky yet intelligent charisma. He was taking about how he pays $0 to sell his art on the sidewalk breathing free clean air and the building behind him pays 60k per month to sell their clothes and all they breathe is Freon. (Laughs)
Originally from “Chief” Seattle as he put it asking me where I was from Matthew has lived in New York since 83’. He was informing me on the history of the area and what it use to be and what it is now with strip malls instead of art galleries. I felt like I was in a movie listening to his stories and paying close attention to his mannerisms while the busy side walked was crawling like ants on a forest floor hunting for the next purchase. I’m glad I took the time to stop and listen. #staycurious #dosomethingcool (at J Crew Soho)