Transcript for Child's Painting Shown in Art Gallery
Every parent believes their child's art work is precious and it is, but is it worth a lot of money? Tonight's abc's nick watt and the little girl who never painted, what happens when they put her work in a fancy gallery? Would you fall for that? Reporter: Meet 9-year-old sydney. Prolific artist and child prodigy she is not. Instead she's an actress we hired with zero artistic training. This is the first time I've ever painted on a canvas. Reporter: We took child's play and put it on gallery display. I'll play the reporter for the european arts network. I'm going to try to get people to talk about the work? What do you think? It's indicative of chaos in the world. At her age, to be so unfettered by a hyper self-awareness. Couldn't have said it better myself. Reporter: Remember, she has absolutely no experience. It's beautiful. It's just white canvas, it's very thought provoking. And the circle on the white canvas, now you are in some territory with rothko. Reporter: It was time to let them in on our secret. This is the first time she's ever painted a painting. She is not an artistic prodigy. And you fell for it! Hook, line, and sinker. What if I was to tell you that she is actually an actress who has never painted before? What do you think makes people believe that? Context? Hype? Some idiot wearing a hat like me? Context. The context does it? And idiots help. Reporter: Nick watt, abc news, new york. Nick watt and the new series, would you fall for that premiering at 9:00 p.M. Eastern.
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