Market Power

Musings by an academic economist on the power of markets and the power over markets.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Art Prodigy

Marla Olmstead is an artist whose works are being sold to people around the world for prices ranging into the thousands of dollars. Here's an article about her and here is a quote from the article:

"They have vibrant colours, they're very expressive in the way the paint is applied, brush, spatula, her fingers. Some are Kandinskyesque and some are Pollockesque."

She's also 4. I guess we can forget about the PBSKids slogan "where a kid can be a kid."

I offer these bits of art from my two year old who did this work when he was 1. Notice how the colors interplay with one-another to display the intense feelings he had that day after he was denied extra sugar in his oatmeal. Do you feel the pain?

Bidding starts at $100.