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Posted on Aug 28, 2013 by in events |


The other artist in New York were older than me,’ he says, of his recent visit.

Children are generally not allowed into art fairs in the US. So, even as a participant, six-year-old Shorya Mahanot would not have been allowed into the 35th edition of the annual Artexpo New York held in that city in March.

But the organisers made an exception, because the Madhya Pradesh boy is, well, an exception.

Mahanot is an abstract artist. He not only exhibited some of his works at Artexpo, some were also selected for the ‘Best of Artexpo 2013′ exhibition.

Though Mahanot didn’t sell any of his large, abstract canvases at the event, his work attracted a lot of attention.

“This was my first visit to the United States and I was excited to be at Artexpo with all the other artists,” Mahanot said to HT.

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