4-Year-Old Art Prodigy Sells Painting for $27,000

You know when you look at modern art, and you feel incredulous that a few blotches of green paint could cost so much money, and you say something like: “A 4-year-old could have done that.” Well, it turns out that it’s true. A 4-year-old could have done that.

This video made me laugh pretty hard. Especially all the grown ups with all their fancy interpretations of this girl’s 4-year-old paintings. Though this video did make me wonder whether maybe we should pull our 4-year-old Yoel out of Cheider and put him to work full-time so we can start making bundles of cash off his drawings. He’s quite a gifted artist, I think. His favorite media: broken, wrapperless crayons. His favorite subject: green, and lots of it.

But then again, maybe this girl IS really gifted? What do you think, JewishMOM? Is this whole story incredible or ridiculous?
If you cannot view YouTube videos, please click here
YouTube Preview Image

Related posts:

What Rabbi Scheinberg told an Autistic Child's Mother
Cheese Latkes by Leah Hartman
My Blind Son's Miracle: 5 Years Later by Daniella Levy

3 comments

  1. Rabbi's wife

    I think our kids could do a collaborative work in the abstract/surrealist genre and support the whole family. That, is, if you have the cash to shell out on studio/gallery space and people committed to the idea that the “artist” is brilliant.

  2. I love this. I think this little girl is an artist without a doubt, but that her selling a painting for so much money is a direct result of her parents and their peers knowing how to market her. In addition, giving her so many resources, a room to paint, all those materials, etc allows her to experiment and make large-scale paintings that a child sitting at his little table, with craoyons and scrap paper could not. Not every child WOULD use the materials like she does, so I agree that there is something there: an artistically-inclined 4 year old, with free reign over expensive materials and parents with the time and money to support her hobby. Nonetheless watching her was delightful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I was a bit disbelieving at first, until I saw her stroking the brush along the canvas and carefully dribbling the paint around the right area – she looks as though she knows what she’s doing. I would love to have the guts (and space) to let my under 1-5 yr olds loose on so much paint and see the results – but then crayons are _so_ much less messy 🙂

Leave a Reply