A child sold his drawings for hundreds of thousands of dollars!

28 September, 2022
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A child sold his drawings for hundreds of thousands of dollars!

In a rare artistic phenomenon, Andre Valencia, a child who is no more than 10 years old, and is studying in the fifth grade of primary school, was able to sell his paintings for hundreds of thousands of dollars, causing his fans to call him "Little Picasso."

According to the New York Times, Valencia began his artistic career at the age of four when his parents noticed that he was spending hours in the dining room of their San Diego home, imitating a graffiti artist.

His mother says, "My son is an artist, but he is a child first, he is a child and not a celebrity. Although he became an artist, he is a student in the fifth grade and has homework."

She added that the large income that her son receives is an opportunity for him to learn how to give, as a share of the sales of his works, about 300,000 dollars, were donated to a charity for AIDS patients and a children's charity. According to the newspaper, last year, Valencia transformed from a relatively unknown person into an artistic phenomenon, when he organized an exhibition in the American city of Miami, where his drawings won the admiration of wealthy art collectors.

The newspaper pointed out that last June, Valencia held a solo exhibition of his 35 works, and they were completely sold at prices ranging between 50 thousand and 125,000 dollars.

The newspaper pointed out that one of his drawings sold for $ 159,000 at auction house "Philip de Bury" in Hong Kong, while other drawings were sold for $230,000 at a charity event in Italy.


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