Not unusual or unheard of. There is a documentary called My KId Could Paint That. Buyers are always looking for conversation pieces and to one up their other friends. A work of art by a child is big bucks for the novilty and if the artist continues to produce and evolve as the child grows into adulthood. On the other hand it is a risk as a buyer because several child artists have been found to be helped along by an adult....dispite all the art shows, media, and interviews to the contrary. As an investment I would not risk it. As for my child, If his work was found to be of interest to the community at large then I would have to really think about it. If he wanted to do it I would only allow two shows a year and in each showing only a dozen or so pieces would be up for sale or auction. Being too prolific and over produced is an issue. No interviews. No media.
at 9:43 AM on Jun. 11, 2011