Two-Year Old Boy's Tomato Ketchup Paintings Fooled the Art World!

Meet Freddy Linksy, a 2-year-old who managed to fool the art world into buying his tomato ketchup artwork:

To the untrained eye, they appear to be simple daubs that could have been created by a two year old. Which is precisely what they are.

But that didn't stop the supposed experts falling over themselves to acclaim them.

The toddler in question is Freddie Linsky, who has fooled the art world into buying and asking to exhibit his paintings.

Freddie's efforts, which include works using tomato ketchup composed while sitting on his high chair, were posted by his mother Estelle Lovatt on collector Charles Saatchi's online gallery.

She claimed her son was an art critic and and a familiar face at major exhibitions, and added ludicrously overblown captions to his offerings.

One creation of random red and green splodges called Sunrise was captioned: "A bold use of colour. Inspired by the 'plein air' habit of painting by Monet, drawing on the natural world that surrounds us all."

And his black scrawlings in a work entitled The Best Loved Elephant are captioned:

"The striking use of oriental calligraphy has the kanji-like characters stampeding from the page, showing the new ascent of the East. It is one of Linsky's most experimental works."

And the modern art people ate it all up! Link (Photo: Julian Andrews)

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"I say, ban people older than four from making this kind of art. Would do some justice to the genre."

Yeah, I forgot Andy Warhol was talented. Not to mention banning people from art ruins the genre. Read some history on art and you'll understand. I think you need to be banned from art. :)
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I rather like the elephant picture. I can also see how easy it would be to accept the pieces as "real art" (although how one defines that is a debate for another thread). The kid is using different mediums on one page in some cases. That's unusual for kid drawings. There are other unusual elements too. His own inspiration or coached a bit by artsy parents?

In any case, I'm glad it's still human nature to trust what others say at face value. If nothing else, this debacle is proof there's still hope for us all.
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Honestly, there is some abstract art I do like, particularly when the colors compliment my walls.

Having said that, I feel that abstract art is also crap. it honestly takes zero talent. I make it myself when I feel LAZY but want to sell art. It always sells.

Its a shame when I know of fantasy artists out there who put countless more hours,detail,and expertise into their work than abstract artists, and yet... their work will remain unwanted and unsold while abstract is snatched up like some rare gem. Ugh... Makes me crazy.
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