Kanye West's high school artwork unveiled: Paintings and sketches done by ...

Kanye West's high school artwork has been unveiled. 

On the latest episode of Antiques Roadshow, the husband of Kanye's first cousin appeared with a collection of artwork done by the rapper when he was just 17-years-old.

The work demonstrated Kanye's incredible talent at such a young age, after beginning his artistic studies at just four-years-old.   

Only a few pieces were displayed out of a larger assortment Kanye's relative had brought with him, but the collection seen on TV was determined to potentially make anywhere from $16,000 to $23,000 at auction. 

Kanye West's high school artwork: On the latest episode of Antiques Roadshow, the husband of Kanye's first cousin appeared with a collection of artwork done by the rapper when he was just 17-years-old

Kanye West's high school artwork: On the latest episode of Antiques Roadshow, the husband of Kanye's first cousin appeared with a collection of artwork done by the rapper when he was just 17-years-old

Talented: West's artwork could potentially make $16,000 to $23,000 at an auction

Talented: West's artwork could potentially make $16,000 to $23,000 at an auction 

The pieces landed in the possession of Kanye's cousin following the death of his mother Donda West in 2007.

'When Kanye's mother passed away in 2007, my husband received them as part of the estate about a year after she passed,' he explained. 

Art specialist Laura Woolley was beyond impressed with the collection as she examined the pieces on camera.

'I think these pieces demonstrate an extraordinary facility as an artist, and I selected this grouping because it shows the different mediums he was working in,' Laura said. 

Impressed: Art specialist Laura Woolley was beyond impressed with the collection as she examined the pieces alongside the husband of Kanye's first cousin

Impressed: Art specialist Laura Woolley was beyond impressed with the collection as she examined the pieces alongside the husband of Kanye's first cousin

Impressed: Art specialist Laura Woolley was beyond impressed with the collection as she examined the pieces alongside the husband of Kanye's first cousin 

Side interest: Interestingly, Kanye's career as a music producer is mentioned as almost an afterthought in the biography

Side interest: Interestingly, Kanye's career as a music producer is mentioned as almost an afterthought in the biography

'On this one we obviously have graphite,' he said, referencing to the sketch of the chained creature. 'This is an unfinished piece, we have graphite again,' she said, pointing out the photo of a woman. 'It looks like we have gouache over there on board, and this is a technique, we call scratch board, where you have color pigment laid down and you cover it with a black ink and it's scraped away to create an image underneath. And they're all really exceptionally well done.' 

The collection also included a flyer promoting his first art showing, which had an 'About The Artist' detailing his extensive educational background. 

Kanye was just four when he began studying art at the Hyde Park Academy, followed by attendances at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

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