Bush monkey picture shown on giant billboard

A controversial portrait of President George W Bush, formed using monkey heads, has been projected on a giant billboard in Manhattan.

Chris Savido’s acrylic painting, Bush Monkeys, prompted gallery managers to close down a 60-piece show at New York’s Chelsea Market last week.

Anonymous donors subsequently paid for the picture to be posted over the entrance to Holland Tunnel for a month.

Some 400,000 drivers are expected to see the billboard each day.

The painting is now being sold on internet auction site eBay to raise money for a charity which donates money to parents of US soldiers who want to supply their children with body armour in Iraq.

The current eBay bid is now $12,000.

And why was the gallery, in the supposed arty section of NYC, so gutless as to close the show?