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Friday, 7 June 2013

Pics clicked by chimp to fetch 70,000 pounds.

A collection of blurry photos taken y a chimp, touted as his "take on the world", is expected to fetch up to a whopping 70000 pounds at a London auction. Mikki, the chimpanzee, was taught to use camera by Russian artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid after they discoveres him at the Moscow circus. The 15 year old chimp's snaps of Moscow's Red Square are said to represent his take on the world in a place where millions of photos are taken by tourists, The sun reported. The collection -called Our Moscow Through The Eyes Of Mikki- will be sold at an auction this month and is expected to fetch between 50000 and 70000 pounds. The pictures taken in 1998, include a shot of Mikki being taught how to hold and use a camera before he begins to shoot. "It's a very important piece of work, and it is very exciting to be able to sell pictures at an auction," Suad Garayeva, Creator of Contemporary Art at Sotheby's London, said. 'There's been a lot of interest because its very unusual and it works on so many different levels. It's an alternative view of Moscow as seen through an alternative vision," he said.  


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