The 2018 Wearable Art Gala was held over the weekend in Los Angeles with this year’s theme being From WACO to Wakanda. The annual event is organized by Beyoncé’s mom and her husband, Tina and Richard Lawson, and their non-profit Where Art Can Occur whose mission is to uplift and empower creatives while providing mentorship to maximize their personal strengths.
Although many were in attendance to celebrate the industry we’re so infatuated with, one of the most notable guest of the evening was 6-year-old Blue Ivy Carter who bid a whopping $19,000 on an acrylic painting of a young Sidney Poitier.
JAY-Z brincando com Blue Ivy ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/aifNDnwTAS
— Família Carter (@oficialjayzbk) March 18, 2018
Her original offer of $17,000 was outbid by another party goer which prompted the kid-in-charge to raise her card twice more to let the crowd know she meant business! The auctioneer for the evening, Star Jones, responded to her persistence saying, “Baby, you don’t need to bid again; you don’t need to bid against yourself!”
According to Vanity Fair, the mini Carter was outbid by Tyler Perry, but was able to take home a piece by Samuel Levi Jones for $10,000.
Blue Ivy has stolen the show many times over, most recently at the 2018 Grammy Awards when photos surfaced of her Mom holding her juice box while she happily popped in a handful of fruit snacks, and later, when she gently motioned her superstar parents to quiet down just a tad.