/ 06 January 2022

Madonna’s child makin’ it in the art world

Image source: Tanya Baxter Contemporary gallery
Image source: Tanya Baxter Contemporary gallery

Pop queen Madonna has (another) artist in the family… Art sluthes have been onto this one for a while, and after an indiscrete Insta post, they are now convinced that her 21yo son Rocco Ritchie is the up-and-coming artist Rhed. Close watchers note that Madonna and her former husband/film director made a rare joint appearance at Rhed’s debut show at a gallery in London in 2018, and there has been speculation ever since. His works are expressionist in style, and his vibe is that there is “beauty in the struggle of life” – something he does via “thickly applied oils and gestural brushstrokes”. And look, it’s fair to say that the critics are divided, so cue the debate about whether his success is due to talent or quiet nods/winks about who his oldies are. But given his pieces sell for 5-figures, maybe he could afford to get his jeans hemmed don’t you think?

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