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Dear Artists: Michael Jackson’s chimp is making more money than you as a painter

by | 24th, May 2013

bubbles art copy

EVERYONE knows how hard it is to make a living as an artist. Painters live on the breadline in moldy bedsits trying to make it in the cruel artworld.

And all the while, Bubbles, Michael Jackson’s famous pet chimp, is raking it in. That will annoy the piss out of people won’t it? Bubbles has sold two paintings for £2,000 at auction. Imagine the amount of Drum rolling tobacco you could buy with that?

According to the Mirror , the animal’s work has to be sold in order to raise money for his care bill, after the Jackson family ostensibly “abandoned” the chimp.

The ape, now

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