Paintings by Bubbles

A little abstract expressionist number by Bubbles the chimp
An abstract expressionist number by Bubbles the chimp

Poor Bubbles the Chimp has had a rough time.  Sure he was immortalised alongside his former owner Michael Jackson in a work by Jeff Koons, but for years he also toured with MJ, surviving on a diet of candy and sleeping in the singer’s bed.  These days the 26 year old ape resides at the Center for Great Apes in Florida and has turned his hand to painting.  The Bubbles original above is about to go on sale in an exhibition at the Miami Club Rum Distillery timed to coincide with Art Basel Miami.  While Bubbles’ works don’t command the same prices as Koons’, he’s still managed to pre-sell a canvas, for US$1,500 no less.  Go Bubbles!

Paintings by Bubbles

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