Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sunday Art Review: Cheeta The Chimp

Sorry for the lateness of this post, I was recovering from our annual Halloween party on Saturday night (hence the missing Saturday Seven post this week). But I'm back in the saddle and ready to resume my blog postings. In this week's Sunday Art Review, I'm covering the work of Palm Springs resident and retired actor Cheeta, the Chimpanzee. Cheeta is the world's oldest living chimpanzee and is the original actor from the Tarzan films. Cheeta is practically my neighbor, just two blocks away. Like many retired actors in Palm Springs, Cheeta lives a life of relaxation, and actively paints. This is one amazing chimpanzee who has made a name for himself in Palm Springs and around the world. He celebrated his 75th birthday in style in the desert, and his works were on display in a local art gallery. I "borrowed" these photos from his website and on the web. I hope you enjoy these abstract works. Note: I did not personally take any of these photos- they are either from his website or from galleries that posted his work.



And here is the artist, at home here in Palm Springs...
Above left: Cheeta the Artist, at work & above right: Cheeta goes for a ride in his golf cart.

Above: Cheeta likes to paint outdoors
Above: Cheeta puts his heart into his work

I hope you enjoyed this collection of Cheeta's art. You can actually commission Cheeta to create a piece of art...I am about to do so myself. I'll be sure to feature it on a future Sunday Art Review.
-Rick Rockhill

8 comments:

Alekx said...

I'm especially liking the green, yellow and black painting, but think it will clash with my carpets. :-)

MONA said...

Wow! those are just amazing!

Cheeta does puts his heart in his work!!!

In India, Cheeta is a word used for a Leapord.

marlupe said...

he sure is one talented chimp. very cool that he paints!

CRUSTYBEEF said...

beautiful pictures...Cheeta I love him!!!
Always,
Crusty~

Desert Songbird said...

I'm blown away by how tall he his! He sure does live the good life, doesn't he?

Naomi said...

I remember the old Tarzan movies. Cheeta is so talented. That's fascinating. Thanks for sharing some of his paintings with us all Rick.

P.L. Frederick said...

I'm surprised that he's alive, let alone painting professionally.

There should be a chimp versus turtle paint off. Have you heard of Koopa, the turtle artist?

P.L. Frederick
SMALL & big

Cheryl said...

I had no idea he was so old. I'm glad he's having a good retirement. He seems to enjoy his art.

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