US Blue Ivy Carter bids $19K on art while attending an auction

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US Blue Ivy Carter bids $19K on art while attending an auction

It’s a moment created in history. Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter bid 19,000 dollars on art.

The 2018 Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles was organised by Bey’s mother Tina Knowles and her husband Richard Lawson to raise money for a non-profit art and performance complex.

The 6-year old had initially bid $17,000 for an acrylic painting of a young Sidney Poitier and then went higher at $19,000. After she raised her hand, Jay-Z jokingly tried to stop her from continuing to bid, drawing laughs. The moment was captured on camera and went viral on social media.

“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?”

The event also saw Blue’s handwritten notes celebrating the award winners. One of the notes read: “For my mommy Thank you for my brother and sister[.] Thank you for loving me and Daddy[.] But most of all thank you for being you[.] I love you Blue.”


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