Original painting by chimpanzee acting legend, Cheeta!
Win an original painting by chimpanzee acting legend, Cheeta!
Cheeta starred in the 1939 film Tarzan, and has outlived all his co-stars to reach the age of 75. He withdrew from the limelight in 1964 after biting his Doctor Dolittle co-star Rex Harrison, and has retired to an old chimps' home in Palm Springs, Florida.
Following his departure from the big screen, he developed a wonderful talent as an abstract artist. With the use of a paintbrush and as many bright colours as possible, Cheeta loves to while away the hours getting creative on a canvas.
His work has received considerable critical acclaim and helped raise money for his endangered species. Known as 'ape-stract' art, it is becoming more and more in demand thanks to Cheeta's extraordinary tell-all autobiography, Me Cheeta.
This painting actually appears in the plate section of the book and the caption reveals: "Rock Formations, Dusk, Joshua Tree National Park (1997), an interesting failure, if I'm being wholly honest."
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