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Artist wunderkind splashes into NY

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 01:31

Jun. 14 - Five-year-old art prodigy Aelita Andre returns to New York with another vibrant solo show, ''Aelita Andre: Secret Universe''. Tara Cleary reports.

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Paint hits canvas and another artwork is created. But this artist is a little more playful than most. SOUNDBITE: Aelita Andre, artist, saying (English): "I like all colors even gray and even black and even white, but the most color I like is red and blue and green and also silver and gold." (Reporter Asking: "And toys, do you like toys?") SOUNDBITE: Aelita Andre, artist, saying (English): "Yes, if they are unicorns, yes I do. But unicorns are the best creatures ever. I love them." Five-year-old Aelita Andre is in New York for her second exhibition in the Big Apple. Last year her paintings sold out in seven days. Her work has been described as bright, vivid, playful … it's even been compared to abstract artist Jackson Pollock. So, how does she describe her paintings? SOUNDBITE: Aelita Andre, artist, saying (English): "They look like space and they're not real and they're not realistic. They're like space and they don't look really, really much like space. They look abstract." The exhibition comprises 22 paintings, priced between $4,600 (USD) and $12,900 each. A pretty good income for a 5-year-old prodigy. Tara Cleary, Reuters.

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Artist wunderkind splashes into NY

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 01:31