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Posted on 07/13/2012 4:13:35 AM PDT by C19fan
A nine-year-old art genius nicknamed 'Mini Monet' is about to become a millionaire after selling his latest collection of 24 paintings for £250,000. Kieron Williamson, from Norfolk, had his landscape pictures snapped up by telephone and internet buyers from around the world in just 15 minutes during a recent sale. The youngster only started painting during a family trip to Devon and Cornwall in 2008 - before then he had just coloured in dinosaurs his parents had drawn for him.
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I agree. I fully expected to see paint splatters and was pleasantly surprised with actual art.
I don’t know if I would call it million dollar art but its still actual art.
The quality of the kid’s paintings at the link are on par with museum art of the 19th century European impressionist painters.
Very good, it sounds like he actually sells his artwork and doesn’t require a government grant.
Here’s my rule: The amount of money an artist gets from the government is inversely proportional to actual talent.
In college, I majored in Art History.
These are spectacular!
The artist is truly gifted
Amazing eye this kid has. What can he be taught?
“What can he be taught?”
Well, he won’t be accepted into the art world, until he dyes his hair like a rainbow, puts on alot of leather, and pierces himself where the sun doesn’t shine.
I’m sure any good art school can help him out with that.
Kinda makes me wonder if he is the reincarnation of one of them.
His stuff is good and he’s cerrtainly talented, but he’s also being overhyped and marketed.
Spectacular? No. Very good. Yes. Mini-Monet? Hype.
He’s no Little Milton!
Very good. Just thinkin’ how great he’d be if he had a good pair of eye glasses.
That was a joke.
Pretty pictures. I hope he uses his earnings wisely while he’s in fashion. I would have said “saves,” but if TSHTF, investing in guns and ammo might prove to have been the best choice.
I think his parents should take him to a modern art museum, and at every painting, loudly proclaim “My nine year old can paint better than that!”
Impressively talented. I’m glad to see his parents are trying to keep him balanced. It would be a shame for him to burn out on art before he reaches his full development.
Quite amazing. A wonderful talent. I wish him all the best.
If I had painted these paintings they would be “nice” but for a 9 year old to have painted them they are “exceptional”. I hope he continues to paint, then he will be painting masterpieces.
My thought exactly. A welcome Monet returning to us, will truly be a miracle. We all need more beauty in our lives.
From what I have heard the art world really turned away in the 1960s from what true art was since the old days. Maybe this is a return back to it.
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