Thursday, May 16, 2013

Chimp’s photos of Moscow could earn serious cash at Sotheby’s auction

The monkey — once a popular performer at the Moscow Circus — was taught by contemporary artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid how to snap his first Polaroid when he was 15.

He eventually graduated to a regular camera, and then, an antique.

A collection of the chimp’s pics — dubbed “Our Moscow Through The Eyes Of Mikki” — present a “new perspective,” according to Sotheby’s.

The shots are “akin to experimental photography and reference millions of photos taken by tourists on a daily basis,” Sotheby’s said.

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