20 December 2021

A few weeks ago I was in Miami for Art Basel with a group of my close friends and interviewed Louis Carreon, one of the greatest artists of all time on a yacht he rented for Art Basel.

Out of all of my interviews with founders over the years, I never know whose story will stand out to me more than someone else’s. What I do know is that every person has a story to tell and once you get into the nitty gritty of why someone started, your opinion of them may totally change.

I met Louise through mutual friends in LA and when my sister was in town, she and I headed to his gallery to look at some art she was thinking of buying for her home in Turkey. Louise is one of those people who will tell you his story straight, with no bullshit and no expectation that you’re going to react in one way or anything. He literally doesn’t give a f*** what you think about him and I think that’s dope.

Imagine if we could all be surrounded by people who are unapologetically themselves and just looking to create and inspire.

As a teen drug user and school dropout, Louis began to start painting in his late teens and didn’t hit peak success until way into his 30s. He’s here to tell you how to get out of your comfort zone, not be defined by what the world wants you to do, and seek your own version of success.



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