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Michael Jackson’s pet chimp Bubbles sells five of his paintings for ape sanctuary charity

‘Incredibly popular’ paintings are being sold off to raise money for sanctuary where Bubbles is now living

MICHAEL Jackson’s pet chimp is sending the art world bananas with his artwork – which he’s flogged for charity.

Bubbles has sold five of his paintings for £577 ($750) each to raise cash for his ape sanctuary.

 

Bubbles the monkey… Paints in colour not just black and white

Bubbles the monkey… Paints in colour not just black and white

 

Twelve of his pictures – all labelled ‘Untitled’ – went on display at an exhibition in Miami, USA.

They joined around 50 other paintings produced by his primate pals – including Planet of the Apes stars.

Bubbles, 34, is raising money for the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, Florida.

The King of Pop’s former friend is the oldest resident at the home, which costs £1.5million a year to run.

Art gallery director Yansi Meoqui said: “They were incredibly popular and certainly show a very individual style.

“We usually get a lot of fine art lovers into our gallery but there were a real mix of people to see these works.

 

Michael Jackson with Bubbles in 1984

Michael Jackson with Bubbles in 1984

 

Some are serious art collectors.

“Others are folk who just like chimps.”

 

Thinking of bananas? Bubbles’ paintings are up on sale

Thinking of bananas? Bubbles’ paintings are up on sale

 

Bubbles pictures were a popular attraction when they went on display at a public gallery

Bubbles pictures were a popular attraction when they went on display at a public gallery

Bubbles became a celebrity in his own right thanks to Michael Jackson’s fame

Bubbles became a celebrity in his own right thanks to Michael Jackson’s fame

Ape-stract art: Bubbles lives a quieter life now in a sanctuary in Florida

Ape-stract art: Bubbles lives a quieter life now in a sanctuary in Florida

An chimp of many talents… Michael Jacksons pet Bubbles is pretty nifty with a paintbrush

An chimp of many talents… Michael Jacksons pet Bubbles is pretty nifty with a paintbrush
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