Friday, December 3, 2021

Art for the sake of art is fine, but this is stupid...

If you ever needed more proof that people with money can also be idiots, here is a classic example...

It’s not many fourth-graders who can impress the Wolf of Wall Street.
But Jordan Belfort — the trader-turned-felon who inspired the Scorsese film — snapped up a painting this week by 10-year-old painter Andres Valencia. So did “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara. Channing Tatum and artist Shepard Fairey also stopped by Andres’ booth at Art Miami after hearing about the prodigy.
And he already knows how to play the celebrity game: “I’m so happy [Vergara] bought my piece,” Andres told The Post.
While most fourth-graders are finishing up their homework and playing Fortnite, Andres — who has been painting since he was 4 — has become the sensation of Miami Art Week, which includes events like Art Basel.
“I’ve been in the art world for nearly 30 years, and I’ve never witnessed someone this young so talented,” Nick Korniloff, Art Miami’s executive director, told The Post. “The art world’s responsibility is to find the next great artists, and we’ve done that with Andres. He’s gone global in 36 hours.”

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