Ghana: Toddler Sets Record for Youngest Male Artist in History

Serious question: how is this stuff not at least as good as anything Picasso ever painted?

Damn this lil nigga is a genius.

It feels so happy to see black people succeed at something, finally. I’m going to do whatever I can to support it.

The Telegraph:

A one-year-old Ghanaian toddler has been recognised as the world’s youngest male artist after nearly selling out his work at an exhibition.

Ace-Liam Nana Sam Ankrah was recognised by Guinness World Records (GWR) at the age of one year and 152 days.

The boy’s mother said she first observed his talent when he was only six months old and she now hopes he will take the art world by storm.

To qualify for the record, GWR said Ace-Liam needed to sell his work at a professional exhibition that was open to the public.

The work needed to be done to a professional standard and evidence presented that it was done on his own.

Ace-Liam’s work was first exhibited at Accra’s Museum of Science and Technology last December.

He went on to sell nine of the 10 pieces that were on display and was even commissioned to create a painting by Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the country’s first lady.

His mother, Chantelle, is also an artist, and said she discovered his talent while she tried to keep him busy while working on her own pieces.

She said: “While learning to crawl, I spread out a piece of unstretched canvas on the floor and dropped some paint on it as a way to keep him busy while I worked on a commission painting.

“He ended up spreading the paint all over the canvas, and in the process he created his first masterpiece titled ‘The crawl’.”

Damn that story is super inspiring.

I’m actually crying right now from inspiration.

All modern art is a scam