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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 9 ARTISTIC ODDITIES

Painting Pachyderms

THE ELEPHANT ARTISTS OF THAILAND

 

“Is that a Sri-siam, or perhaps a Wanalee? The style is reminiscent of the early elephant masters....” While you most likely won’t hear this any time soon, it’s conceivable. Elephant artists have been creating original art since 1998, unbeknownst to many people. Although requiring some human guidance at first, the elephants with aptitude soon start painting of their own accord—and some go on to produce works that sell at auction for more than $2,000.

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