A Moscow artificial nationwide information headlines this week for placing a drawing he made when he was solely six-years-old on sale on-line for at least 140 million rubles ($2.three million).

41-year-old journalist Vladimir Mkrtchyan positioned the advert for his outdated childhood drawing on Russian classifieds web site Avito on Monday, and it rapidly went viral because of its exorbitant value. 140 million rubles appears type of steep for a infantile drawing, however the vendor considers it’s value twice that a lot, as a result of it displays the realities of the Soviet period by way of the harmless eyes of a six-year-old boy.

Russian Man Tries to Sell Childhood Painting for $2.3 Million - EpicNews

Picture: Vladimir Mkrtchyan/Avito

“Once I painted this image, I used to be small, it was Soviet time,” Mkrtchyan  told 360TV. “In my works I mirrored the fact that got here to us from TV screens, from books. I used to be within the theme of the civil warfare in that interval.”

Titled “Red Army Man on Horse“, the costly paintings was not too long ago rediscovered by Vladimir Mkrtchyan whereas he was sorting by way of his outdated issues. The concept to promote it for a fortune got here to him immediately, after realizing what a real treasure his childhood drawing actually was.

“I put all my soul and all my childhood delight into it,” the journalist stated. “As , the artist’s hand is guided by God, which suggests He appreciated it a lot.”

Russian Man Tries to Sell Childhood Painting for $2.3 Million - EpicNews

Picture: Vladimir Mkrtchyan/Avito

Mkrtchyan informed Russian media that he had already been contacted by a possible purchaser, however they made the error of asking him whether or not the 140 million ruble value was negotiable. That was thought of disrespectful by the artist, as a result of in his eyes, the worth is already half of what the paintings is absolutely value.

“The worth is absolutely superb, this can be very low for such an paintings,” the 41-year-old stated. “The worth tag simply represents the cash I would like proper now.”

“Even to me, the one that painted it,the horse’s expression is absolutely spectacular. It’s like it’s wanting straight into your soul,” the artist stated, making an attempt to justify the worth of his childhood drawing.

 

This can be only a gimmick designed to draw consideration, and if that’s the case, it labored to perfection, however we live in a world the place a banana taped to a white wall can sell for $120,000 so something is feasible.