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Young artist takes on subject of gun violence at international art fair in Miami

Charles Gitnick poses with his artwork that focuses on the image of the gun, triggered by all the gun violence he was hearing in the news, during his Art Basel show in Miami, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Gitnick, a sixth grader, places toy guns that look like real weapons on a canvas and paints over them, purposely camouflaging them in an abstract design. He says it's a way to express his fear of gun violence. At just 11 years old, he is one of the youngest artists to show his work when the international art world convenes for Art Basel Miami Beach. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
December 04, 2013 - 9:13 AM

MIAMI - An 11-year-old artist from California expresses his fear of gun violence with his work, which will be on display this week in Miami as part of one of the world's most prestigious contemporary art fairs.

Charles Gitnick places toy guns on a canvas, purposely camouflaging them with an abstract design. Sometimes he applies acrylic paint with a spring-loaded toy air rifle.

Gitnick will be exhibiting his "3D Gun Art" at the Red Dot Art Fair. The show coincides with Art Basel Miami Beach, which runs through Sunday. The event is the U.S. extension of the contemporary art fair held each June in Basel, Switzerland.

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