This past Thursday night I kicked off my 2012 Art Basel experience with the Adidas Originals & HVW8 group show “Fortune” at The Garret, upstairs in Grand Central. The event was hosted by ASAP Rocky and featured work from Justin “Jay” West, Hassan Rahim, Alessandro Moroder and 13th witness. The RSVP only show had an open bar and sounds provided by DJ’s DZA and Mr. Mauricio. Throughout the course of the night, many recognizable people showed up to support including Trinidad James, Young Breed, Director Gil Green, Photographer Johnathan Mannion, D-Gibbs, Noreaga, Artist/designer Kesh, Teyana Taylor, Producer Rico Love and more. Before wrapping at midnight, I had the chance to speak with a few people and get their take on art and creation.