German art prodigy Mikail Akar is taking New York’s art scene by storm.
The ten-year-old launched his second New York exhibition ‘UNBELIEVABLE,’ which is open to the public at the Modus10 Rolf Benz Flagship Store, selling over $80,000 worth of art to New York’s high society in the exhibition’s first weekend.
Hailing from Cologne – the hometown of supermodel Heidi Klum – Mikail’s art has been compared to famed street artist Jean-Michele Basquiat owing to their penchant for graffiti-inspired pieces.
The young artist has been the toast of the international art circuit ever since he received hand paints and a canvas as a birthday gift from his parents at age four. He now commands up to $16,000 for one of his colorful artworks.
Born in 2012, Mikail began his prolific artistic journey at four and by the age of seven he was making headlines worldwide and was dubbed the ‘Pre-school Picasso’ while his abstract art also saw him compared to Jackson Pollack.
Mikail had several exhibitions in cities across Germany including Cologne, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, where international art collectors soon became aware of the young artist. This led to other shows in Vienna, Zurich and Istanbul.
Source : Daily Mail