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A 10-year-old San Diego boy steals the limelight at Miami Art Week happening now. One of his paintings caught the attention of “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara, who bought a work by the young artist.

Source: Inside Indition

Known as the “child prodigy” Andres Valencia has been drawing since he was 4 years old. It all started when his father showed him a movie about Jean-Michel Basquiat. The little boy told his father: “I can do it,” the Miami Herald reported.

According to the New York Post, when Andrés Valencia knew that Vergara had purchased one of his works, his reaction was “I am very happy.”

Source: Internet

Vergara is not the only celebrity who is fascinated by the boy’s talents. Jordan Belfort, the author of “The Wolf of Wall Street,” a stockbroker who turned into a felon, also bought a painting in Valencia.

Nick Korniloff,  executive director of Art Miami, told the Post that in his 30 years in the art world, “he never witnessed someone this young so talented.”

“The art world’s responsibility is to find the next great artists, and we’ve done that with Andres. He’s gone global in 36 hours,” Korniloff said.

The Valencia family did not disclose the amount Vergara and Belfort paid. However, according to the New York Post, his artworks range from US$5,000 to US$20,000.

According to the Herald report, Kornilov stated that Valencia has received an offer from a New York-based collector.

Source: Internet

Other celebrities in attendance included Brooke Shields, Channing Tatum and street artist Shepard Fairey

Since Miami Art Week (including Art Basel and Art Miami) opened on Tuesday, all 17 paintings in Valencia have been sold, Emilie Adams of Chase Contemporary in Soho told Inside Edition Digital.

“We represent Andres Valencia’s work exclusively,” Adams said. “He was here for a press event in which we showed his paintings. None of them was for sale at that time. We released them for sale at Art Miami at the VIP event. During the VIP opening, all of his work sold out.”

Adams added:  “It is surprising and delightful.”

“One of the things I love about Andres is that he doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about. It’s a nod to how his parents are handing him. He’s a kid. It is a lot for a young person to take in and I think his parents are doing a tremendous job. They are letting him be 10,” Adams said, who is a parent herself.

Source: Internet

Adams explained that Andres’s technique is unusual.

“He doesn’t sit down and lay out a sketch, but confidently goes to the canvas and starts to paint,” she said.

Valencia’s parents, Lupe (Guadalupe) and Elsa said they noticed their son’s talent early on and nurtured it by giving him paint, brushes, and canvases to create, according to the Post.

Describing their son as an “old soul who reveres artists like Picasso, Modigliani, Day, George Condo, and Basquait.” They said, their son, likes to listen to The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury, and Michael Jackson when he paints. And, sometimes he can stay up, as late as 11 p.m.

Some of the canvasses that Valencia paints on are even bigger than him. However, the fourth-grader, who is still growing, gets around it by using a ladder, his father said.

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