After only a 20 minute helicopter ride over New York, autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire was able to draw the New York skyline in pen just from memory. Now that is absolutely frikkin amazing!..
Stephen Wiltshire hails from London, but his knowledge of Manhattan’s skyline could stump any New Yorker.
The architectural artist — diagnosed with autism at age 3 — has drawn panoramas of Frankfurt, London, Tokyo, Dubai, Rome, Madrid, and Jerusalem, all from memory. His current subject is our fair city — and you can see him at work at the Pratt Institute.
Here’s the drill: Wiltshire rides around the city in a helicopter for 20 minutes, during which time he impresses on his mind thousands of landmarks, great and small.