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    Art by Animals opens today

    By Jack Ashby, on 1 February 2012

    Art by Animals - Grant Museum - chimp - Saint Louis Zoo

    “Digit Master” 2011, Bakhari the chimp, Saint Louis Zoo

    Today the newest exhibition at the Grant Museum opens and it’s probably not something many people will have seen before. Art by Animals is an exhibition of paintings by orang-utans, a chimp, elephants and a gorilla, and to be honest, most of them are better than I could do.

    When our co-curators Michael Tuck, a graduate from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art, and artist Will Tuck, first approached me about a year ago I have to admit to being shocked at the elephant painting of a flower pot – it truly displays the incredible dexterity of the elephant’s trunk, but is it art?

    Here’s a video about it. (more…)