Cheeta.
© 2003 Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>


For my birthday this year, Ashley got me a rather unique piece of art:


"Untitled", 2003.

It was painted by an actor who was Johnny Weissmuller's costar in the Tarzan movies in the 1930s and 1940s. The artist is now 71 years old and living in Palm Springs, California, enjoying his new career as a painter.

His name is Cheeta, and he's the world's oldest living primate:

Autographed
Head Shot!
Autographed
Action Shot!
Certificate
of Authenticity!
The Artist
At Work!

It's about 3' wide and painted on canvas -- though I'm told that the paint itself is both water soluble and edible, because how can any serious artist expect to get through an entire composition without eating some paint?


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