Blue Ivy, the blessed lil’ child of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, made her first big move into the world of art collecting by launching some massive bids at a genuine auction – and even managed to walk away with an artwork to call her own.
The 6-year-old was flanked by her parents at the second Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles, a charity event supporting the work of the Where Art Can Occur Theater Centre.
Video captured at the event shows Blue flashing the paddle for a US $17,000 bid on a portrait of legendary actor Sidney Poitier, before raising it up with a US $19,000 bid.
Lool… Blue Ivy is about to buy all the Artworks at the auction. She must have been listening to JayZ’s tracks about Basquiat and investing in Art. pic.twitter.com/Nd0pFrA16z
— R. (@alrhemist) March 18, 2018
Director Tyler Perry ended up with the artwork after a US $20,000 bid, but young Blue soon launched a successful US $10,000 bid on a piece by mixed-media artist Samuel Levi Jones.
She also looked real adorable doing it, FYI.
Blue’s grandmother Gloria Carter and Beyoncé herself were honoured at the event for their charitable contributions.
In a pre-recorded message, Bey’s mate Michelle Obama praised her efforts towards increasing global access to clean water and her humanitarian efforts in the aftermath of last year’s Houston hurricane, saying “I’m so honored and proud of everything that you have achieved and everything that you have contributed to our country and our world.”
A pretty good night for the Knowles-Carter family, then.