7 Year-Old Painting Prodigy From Germany Sells His Artwork For ₹8.5 Lakh 

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Success has nothing to do with age. A 6-year old Korean YouTuber recently purchased a 5-storey building worth Rs.55 crores with her own earnings and a 12-year-old student from Uttar Pradesh has already penned 135 books and claimed 4 world records.

According to NY Post, 7-year-old Mikail Akar from Cologne, Germany, is being hailed by the art world as “pre-school Picasso”. His parents gifted him with a canvas and hand-printing paints when he was 4 and discovered his talent for abstract art.

Mail Online reports that he recently collaborated with Germany and Bayern Munich football star Manuel Neuer and their painting sold for over $12,000 (Rs. 8.5 lakh), the proceeds of which went to charity.

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Letzte Woche war ich eingeladen bei Manuel Neuer und seiner Stiftung #manuelneuerkidsfoundation! Wir haben zusammen ein Bild gemalt und es für ein guten Zweck versteigert. Der Erlös kommt zum Teil der Manuel Neuer Kids Foundation zu gute. In kürze werden Edition zum Verkauf angeboten, jedes ist Hand übermalt und signiert von Manuel und Mikail. Vielen Dank an die Manuel Neuer Kids Foundation. Infos: www.mikailakar.de ———- Last week I was invited by Manuel Neuer and his foundation #manuelneuerkidsfoundation! We painted a picture together and auctioned it for a good cause. The proceeds go partly to the Manuel Neuer Kids Foundation. In a short time editions will be offered for sale, each one hand painted and signed by Manuel and Mikail. Many thanks to the Manuel Neuer Kids Foundation. Info: www.mikailakar.de #mikailakar #mikailsgalerie #manuelneuerkidsfoundation #kunstart.net

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The world’s youngest abstract artist counts Jackson Pollock, Michael Jackson, and Jean-Michel Basquiat as his idols. One of his techniques is to punch paint after wearing his father’s boxing gloves.

His father and manager, 38-year-old Kerem Akar was quoted saying, “He only paints when he wants to. Sometimes that is once a week, sometimes once a month. If it gets too much for him, we will intervene. We turn down a lot of requests.”

The young painter has an exhibition showcasing his work lined up in Cologne and Paris but his dream in life is to be a sportsperson. He was quoted saying,

“When I’m older, I want to be a football player. Painting is quite tiring for me. Sometimes it can take a long time … especially with boxing gloves.”

Here are some more of his abstract pieces:

We wish him all the very best for the future!

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