New artist discovery: Albert Willem 🧑‍🎨✨

I've been following Albert Willem (https://avantarte.co/3PN0y9V) for a few weeks. I came across him through some other artist from Belgium. I liked the juxtaposition between the gold frames and his more childlike painting style but couldn't find that much on him online. However, something strange happened. I noticed he's had insane auction results, I'm talking 10x more than estimated and over 100k. Really curious if anyone knows more about the artist and where these results might be coming from? 👀
If you know more, share below! 🫖🍵👇

Collective Post - New artist discovery: Albert Willem 🧑‍🎨✨
Collective Post - New artist discovery: Albert Willem 🧑‍🎨✨
Collective Profile - @sosoyo

@sosoyo

Nice works 😍
2 months ago·
Collective Profile - @affe

@affe

I see some (classic) options; his gallery via Artsy seems to sell quite some unknown art, but has 1 Matisse, 1 Botero as well as 1 Sol LeWitt for sale - probably all to mislead collectors or they are resellers as well, so a possible pump and dump market manipulation. It could also be the commentary on art as well in general with his childish style over serious (old looking?) paintings, like a modern day Banksy..? Or who knows, he might have just slept with the right woman - like Anna Weyant did to earn his way to (auction) sucess over night.. Without doing a deep dive (which seems rather hard looking at his IG and Artsy), I can only speculate as well..
2 months ago·
Collective Profile - @diogo

@diogo

Love these!
2 months ago·