Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Which Was Painted by a Child? -- NY Times

Stumbled on this old article... the pictures are very evocative. It really does call into question what is art.

Which Was Painted by a Child?
Published: October 3, 2004
A 4-YEAR-OLD in Binghamton, N.Y., whose splattery paintings have been selling for $6,000, is the latest child to raise the question: What is art?
The painter is Marla Olmstead. Her preferred medium is acrylic on canvas. She gives titles like "Dinosaur" to cheerful smears of blue and red with dark squiggles on top. Her break came at 3 when a family friend hung her art in a local coffee shop. Now collectors are lapping it up....

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