Meet ‘Yang Yang’ The Panda Artist, Whose Paintings Are Selling At US$560 Each
By Mikelle Leow, 28 Aug 2018
Video screenshot via Vienna Zoo
Creative souls come in many forms. In Vienna, a panda shows off its flair for the arts with a paintbrush and paper. Nature, after all, is where most inspiration stems from.
Yang Yang, a mother to twins, resides in Vienna Zoo. She has learned to paint with a bamboo brush and black ink to create masterpieces that are going at €490 (US$560) each. These will be sold to raise funds for a photography book about fellow pandas in her zoo.
Meanwhile, Yang Yang gets paid in delicious carrots.
Interested aficionados will receive a certificate along with the panda’s artwork to prove that its brilliant strokes genuinely come from the paw of a panda.
While the aesthetic of the world’s fluffiest artist tends to lean towards the abstract side, they have resonated among internet users.
“US$560 for a painting by a panda at the Vienna zoo,” said Twitter user Andrew Dice Sorkin. “Do they accept bitcoins?”
“Not bad, you know, for a panda,” commended Hugh Beaumont.
Check out the adorable panda at work in this video presented by Reuters.
"Her style is unique and impressive." 😂😂 https://t.co/PdC0016Rpe— marytee (@linuxgrrl) August 27, 2018
$560 for a painting by a panda at the Vienna zoo. Do they accept $BTC?— Andrew Dice Sorkin (@andydicesorkin) August 27, 2018
TAKE MY MONEY https://t.co/AjTyroC8d8— Jodi Beggs (@jodiecongirl) August 27, 2018
Not bad - you know - for a Panda.— Hugh Beaumont (@beaves_dad) August 27, 2018
I wish someone fed me treats while I painted! Cute panda but animals making art is pretty ridiculous.— Shelly T (@VexedShelly) August 27, 2018
[via Twitter Moments, cover image via Vienna Zoo]
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