Chimp’s Blurry Photos Sell for Six Figures at Auction

Jun 5, 2013 1:28pm

Photographs by a chimpanzee titled, “Our Moscow Through the Eyes of Mikki,” sold at Sotheby’s Auction House in London, June 5, 2013, for 50,000 British pounds, or approximately $75,000.

The photographs sold include ones taken by Mikki of Moscow’s Red Square, as well as images of Russian-born American artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid showing Mikki how to use a variety of cameras.  The collection  is part of Komar and Alexander’s ongoing project of collaborating with animals.

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Artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid collaborate with Mikki.

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A blurry view of  Moscow by Mikki.

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A blurry view of Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow by Mikki.

 

 

 

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