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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?

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