Blue Ivy bids $26k on art at an auction

  • 19/03/2018
Blue Ivy
The six-year-old bid more than $20k on art at the auction. Photo credit: Getty

She may only be six years old, but Beyoncé and Jay Z's daughter Blue Ivy already is an art connoisseur. 

Blue Ivy accompanied her famous parents to the Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles, hosted by her grandmother, Tina Knowles Lawson, and step-grandfather Richard Lawson on Saturday (local time). 

During an art auction emceed by Star Jones, the six-year-old was not shy about throwing up her paddle... to the tune of US$19,000 (NZ$26,350). 

Blue Ivy initially bid US$17,000 (NZ$23,580) for an acrylic painting of a young Sidney Poitier, before pushing it up. After she raised her hand, her dad Jay-Z jokingly tried to stop her bidding, drawing laughs from the rest of the crowd. 

"Her mother and father have been talking about how you gather art, and that is a big deal for African-Americans," host Star Jones told the crowd.

"Listen, you know Ms Tina told me all of this. Why you think I'm up here talking about it?"

"19 for Miss Blue, yes, and she's like, 'I like that,'" she said.

Director Tyler Perry then bid US$20,000 (NZ$27,740) and won the art piece.

But Blue Ivy was not going to allow the Carters to go home empty handed. According to Vanity Fair, she bid on the next item, a 36" x 36" art piece made of deconstructed law and medical books, and won with a final bid of US$10,000 (NZ$13,870).