Michael Jackson’s Bubbles paintings will be on display in Miami gallery

Give an ape a paintbrush and what does he do?

Make art, of course.

Abstract art. Really abstract art. The kind you have to tilt your head to appreciate.

The latest animal to get into the Miami art scene is a celebrity of sorts: Bubbles, Michael Jackson’s former chimpanzee.

On July 21, art collectors and ape lovers alike will have the chance to purchase the art, including pieces from Bubbles. Expect to pay hundreds, or even thousands of dollars to take one home.

The opening reception of “Apes That Paint” is on July 21.

Paintings created by Bubbles and others will be on display for 10 days at Frames USA & Art Gallery, 6822 SW 40th St. in Miami. The gallery will be filled with between 50 to 70 pieces, with pricetag from $200 to $2,000. The other artists include celebrity chimpanzees from “Planet of the Apes,” orangutans from the movie “Going Ape!” and NBC’s soap opera “Passions.”

Proceeds will benefit the Center for Great Apes, where the artists live. It is a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research or from the exotic pet trade.

And if you think these apes are the first…

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