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Exhibition of 'Ape Art' opens in Florida


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Exhibition of 'Ape Art' opens in Florida

The paintings of Bubbles, the famous chimpanzee, who once belonged to pop icon Michael Jackson are being displayed in a new exhibition that has opened in Miami.

The 34-year-old’s work will star alongside paintings by 48 chimpanzees and orangutans, from films like “Planet of the Apes and ‘Going Ape.’

His pieces and other primates like Popi, who was in “Going Ape!” alongside Tony Danza, Ripley, Tango, and Bam Bam featured bright colours jabbed across canvases in a haphazard fashion reminiscent of Jackson Pollock’s famed splatter painting.

All the pieces are for sale with prices ranged from 320 euros ($375) all the way up to 1700 euros ($2,000) with part of the proceeds going to support the “Center for Great Apes.”

The goal of the animal care centre in Florida is to provide a permanent home for orangutans and chimpanzees that have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or from the exotic pet trade who will never have the skills to ever return to the wild.

The auction of the apes paintings at Frames USA & Art Gallery is until July 31.

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