"Graffiti" By Denver Zoo Asian Elephant Mimi
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- Estimated Value
- $410 USD to zoolover
- Number of Bids
- 16 - Bid History
Mimi is one of the longest-living residents at Denver Zoo. This Asian elephant came to the zoo in 1961 and is 50-years-old. Picking up sticks is a natural behavior for elephants and picking up a paintbrush and holding it in their trunk is a naturally occurring behavior that zoo keepers have turned into an enriching activity for the animals. Not only is painting enjoyable for Mimi, it is also a mentally stimulating activity that helps keeps her mind active.
When Mimi is not leaving her impressions in the art world she enjoys munching on her favorite snack, watermelon.
Item Special Note
This painting has a "spray paint" effect because Mimi sprayed the paint onto the canvas using her trunk. The black paint in this painting is an elephant "kiss" made from Mimi's trunk print.
This painting is 20" x 20" and includes a picture and biography of the artist.
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