Meet The 5-Year-Old Artist From Austr...

Meet The 5-Year-Old Artist From Australia Who Just Opened Her Own Gallery Show In Chelsea

There are 14 comments on the Silicon Alley Insider story from Jun 18, 2012, titled Meet The 5-Year-Old Artist From Australia Who Just Opened Her Own Gallery Show In Chelsea. In it, Silicon Alley Insider reports that:

The Australian child prodigy has her work on display at the Agora Gallery on 25th Street in Chelsea until July 3, according to her website.

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Since: Dec 10

Adelaide, Australia

#1 Jun 18, 2012
OMG they can't be serious, she is just squirting some paint on a canvas because that is what children do....how can this be called art?
The Fixers

San Antonio, TX

#2 Jun 18, 2012
Ahomana wrote:
OMG they can't be serious, she is just squirting some paint on a canvas because that is what children do....how can this be called art?
haha nice try...
If you really are one of those who kept land even after slavery and after independancy, then you are one of those porks ?
Elias

Australia

#3 Jun 18, 2012
Ahomana wrote:
OMG they can't be serious, she is just squirting some paint on a canvas because that is what children do....how can this be called art?
Apparently Sir Les Patterson's vomit on a blank canvass was auctioned at Sothebys for $500,000 pounds.
The Insider

Darlinghurst, Australia

#4 Jun 18, 2012
Ahomana wrote:
OMG they can't be serious, she is just squirting some paint on a canvas because that is what children do....how can this be called art?
Can you confirm as to whether you are in a sexual relationship with Beady?

“Tea Queen”

Since: Nov 11

Queensland

#5 Jun 18, 2012
I think she's cute and talented for her age but having seen really great painters who aren't famous or able to sell their work, I guess it pays to be the child prodigy of a rich family. At least she's way more talented than most of the "modern artists" who make a lot from their exhibitions.

Since: Dec 10

Adelaide, Australia

#6 Jun 18, 2012
Elias wrote:
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Apparently Sir Les Patterson's vomit on a blank canvass was auctioned at Sothebys for $500,000 pounds.
Ugh that's sickening...
Elias

Australia

#7 Jun 18, 2012
ChloeBethania wrote:
I think she's cute and talented for her age but having seen really great painters who aren't famous or able to sell their work, I guess it pays to be the child prodigy of a rich family. At least she's way more talented than most of the "modern artists" who make a lot from their exhibitions.
Art is basically the ability to communicate something salient to the subconscious through painting, drawing or sculpture. That's why I said that Les Patterson's vomit on a blank canvass could be worth something to somebody as it reminds them of a critical phase of their life or somebody special they once knew or a special experience.
I often find songs can invoke things like smells or events from childhood, the brain works that way. So perhaps this 5 yr old has managed to work out a relatable perspective?

“Tea Queen”

Since: Nov 11

Queensland

#8 Jun 18, 2012
Elias wrote:
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Art is basically the ability to communicate something salient to the subconscious through painting, drawing or sculpture. That's why I said that Les Patterson's vomit on a blank canvass could be worth something to somebody as it reminds them of a critical phase of their life or somebody special they once knew or a special experience.
I often find songs can invoke things like smells or events from childhood, the brain works that way. So perhaps this 5 yr old has managed to work out a relatable perspective?
Ah. I just wonder why it is that certain art sells and other art doesn't. To me art is subjective and serves many purposes for many people. Personally and perhaps I sound close minded for thinking this way, I've never understood why a square with a small square in it created by an adult is considered talented as opposed to other talented work I've seen done by people who hardly make a living. I think you're partly right but I still cannot understand how it is that something as simple as vomit or squeezing paint sells more.
The Insider

Darlinghurst, Australia

#9 Jun 18, 2012
Ahomana wrote:
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Ugh that's sickening...
Can you confirm as to whether you are in a sexual relationship with Beady?
The Insider

Darlinghurst, Australia

#10 Jun 18, 2012
Elias wrote:
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Apparently Sir Les Patterson's vomit on a blank canvass was auctioned at Sothebys for $500,000 pounds.
Beady, here's your chance to become rich!
Elias

Australia

#11 Jun 19, 2012
ChloeBethania wrote:
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Ah. I just wonder why it is that certain art sells and other art doesn't. To me art is subjective and serves many purposes for many people. Personally and perhaps I sound close minded for thinking this way, I've never understood why a square with a small square in it created by an adult is considered talented as opposed to other talented work I've seen done by people who hardly make a living. I think you're partly right but I still cannot understand how it is that something as simple as vomit or squeezing paint sells more.
Good points, it's all about the salience. Really expensive works of art like Picasso's cubism or Edvard Munch's "The Scream" look hideous at first glance. However people look at them for a few minutes and they realise there is something deeper there.

What it is people see is indeed subjective, like Freud said it's a trigger to release a long repressed or forgotten memory.
LMR

Moonee Ponds, Australia

#12 Jun 19, 2012
Elias wrote:
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Art is basically the ability to communicate something salient to the subconscious through painting, drawing or sculpture.
Or it may just be that some wanker decides they like something and because of their influence or money they are able to promote the "artist" and being the brainless (and often pretentious) sheep that most people are, everyone else agrees with the "authority" on the matter.
Julia G

Roseville, Australia

#13 Jun 19, 2012
I wonder if he'd like to paint me nude?
Elias

Australia

#14 Jun 19, 2012
LMR wrote:
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Or it may just be that some wanker decides they like something and because of their influence or money they are able to promote the "artist" and being the brainless (and often pretentious) sheep that most people are, everyone else agrees with the "authority" on the matter.
In which case it's salience through consensus. I'm talking more about art that invokes feelings or memories. Not fashion.

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