An exhibition featuring works of art from several species of animal, including paintings by elephants and apes, starts next week at UCL’s Grant Museum of Zoology in collaboration with a graduate from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art.
A highlight of the exhibition is a painting of a flowerpot by the elephant Boon Mee who was formerly a logging elephant in Thailand. Art by Animals features art by elephants, orang-utans, gorillas and chimps and places their handiwork alongside animal specimens and historical documentation.
Since the mid-50s, zoos have used art and painting as a leisure activity for animals, also using the activities to raise funds for conservation or the zoo by selling the works…. READ MORE (SOURCE: ucl.ac.uk)