To date Advait Kolarkar has sold art worth around some R240,000 in total. He is four years old.

Now living in Canada, the young painter's website has a long list of sold paintings as is work keeps being snapped up.

At age two his works went for around R7,000 each – but in recent exhibitions have fetched prices closer to R25,000.

Not every critic is crazy about his work, and some have questioned the impact of putting a child so young into a system "in which the merit of their creative work is judged according to market value"

But recently Kolarkar became the youngest artist in 40 years to feature at the prestigious ArtExpo New York.

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