Tuesday, September 25, 2007

eye candy

Art is considered a grownup's game and high-end galleries can be regarded as the holy temples of sophistication, yet what percentage of adults make art regularly compared to what perecentage of kids? I love both kids' and 'primitive' art because the artists' creative preconceptions are so much fewer and therefore the creative expression so much fresher and broader. I even try to incorporate some of these qualities in my own work but am regularly hemmed in by the sheer overcrowding of 'art stuff' in my brain.

So it's interesting to run across these so-called child prodigies who are succeeding at this game way beyond my own wildest imaginings. But wait! There are now children succeeding at the adult game on both sides of the cash register. I can now be two shades of green with envy! For more on children who collect art check out this Wall Street Journal article (link found on this blog).

But what I really want to know is: what are the archival properties of chocolate syrup?


Blogger nadine said...

Oh, I don't know... A little green fuzz here and there might add interest and value to the piece...

25/9/07 1:49 p.m.  
Blogger HMBT said...

Wow, the art was pretty damn cool...chocolate syrup...it'll probably last 100 years or so. *grins*
What the hell...let's go for the children buyers! At this point I don't care who it is or what their age is...just buy some freaking art! Where in the world is this hot art market BTW? Not in KY I tell you.

25/9/07 2:29 p.m.  
Blogger Ian Lidster said...

How wonderful to hear a kid who is actually articulate -- like, you know. It truly warms the cockles of my old English teacher heart.
I think it's a fascinating bit of film and, candy art, why not? What could be more colorful than a candy store?
The other comment is that Taylor is a reflection of his cultural heritage, as evidenced by his Mom. Kids who are culturally deprived really suffer in this regard.
Really interesting, Andrea.

25/9/07 4:27 p.m.  
Blogger Toni said...

Interesting isn't it. I watch Kathy deal with collectors two days a week.

Although we never have had kids but sometimes parents will ask kids what they think.

Sure wish we had some of those kid collectors here.

I still find it amazing what people will buy and what they will pay for it.

25/9/07 6:30 p.m.  
Blogger Barbara said...

Interesting Wall Street Journal article ... I want in on this "art boom" and "wealth boom" ... can someone please point me in the right direction?

25/9/07 7:54 p.m.  
Blogger zooms said...

Preconceptions. Ahh, I was wondering what it was that keeps me agonising instead of flowing.
For me Andrea I love the fresh and broad qualities that I see in your work, as for chocolate syrup?
The whole thing gives me toothache.

26/9/07 5:20 a.m.  
Blogger Alexiev said...

Pretty video... Very good blog... I like your illustrations...

Best wishes from Buenos Aires...

Alexiev Store

27/9/07 9:06 a.m.  
Blogger Anil P said...

I've been a touch sceptical about 'prodigies' among children.

27/9/07 10:06 a.m.  
Anonymous bibi said...

... interesting coffee break. Did you ever see the Oprah show with the 10 year old who has sold many full size paintings from $20K plus? She was amazing and couldn't understand what the big deal was. Something to be said for naivete ...

27/9/07 12:23 p.m.  
Blogger dinahmow said...

"...archival properties of chocolate syrup..."
At a guess, I'd say about the same as jam on a shag-pile carpet.

27/9/07 2:27 p.m.  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Wow, he has pretty deep pockets and quite a collection.

I had to smile at the "archival properties of chocolate" comment.

This past summer, I saw a child use their allowance to purchase a painting from the booth across the way. They came back over and I was impressed. The child had been saving for a special piece to add to their collection. I think the painting was only around $75.00, but back in my day, that was a lot of weeks to wait.

27/9/07 5:05 p.m.  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

I think any chocolate-based art ought to be worth exploring... :-)

27/9/07 9:59 p.m.  
Blogger Alda said...

Very interesting video. And what I wouldn't give to have that apartment!

28/9/07 12:11 p.m.  
Blogger CS said...

It is so nice to see just a regular kid who is also interesting and cultured. And nice that the parent's are supporting him in this.

1/10/07 6:11 a.m.  

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