B-52s and Ape Artists Unite for “Wild Planet” Exhibition at Spectrum Miami Art Fair

B-52s and Ape Artists Unite for "Wild Planet" Exhibition at Spectrum Miami Art Fair


The B-52s, legendary pop icons, team up with 16 talented ape artists for an exclusive art display at the Spectrum Miami Art Fair, running from December 6 to 10 during Miami Art Week. The collaborative effort aims to support the Save The Chimps sanctuary in Fort Pierce, FL.

Photography and video of Kate Pierson, Painting Apes and Exhibition Artwork (photo/video credit ‘Save The Chimps’)

Photography and video of Kate Pierson, Painting Apes and Exhibition Artwork (photo/video credit ‘Save The Chimps’)
Photography of Kate Pierson, Painting Apes and Exhibition Artwork (photo/video credit ‘Save The Chimps’)

What’s Happening

During Miami Art Week, an exciting new art exhibition will debut featuring the B-52s and their creative collaborations with artistic apes.

Artistic Collaboration Insights

Teaming up with “Save The Chimps,” The B-52s have curated an exceptional collection of paintings, jointly created by 16 skilled chimpanzees from a sanctuary in Florida. Titled “Wild Planet” after one of the band’s albums, this collection will be showcased at Spectrum Miami. The paintings, ranging from $1000 to $5000, have seen significant interest, with almost half of them sold before the exhibit’s opening on December 6.

Creative Process Details

Band members Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, and Cindy Wilson collaborated with chimp artists to produce these paintings, drawing inspiration from the vibrant colors of the band’s popular album covers. Each artwork, signed by the band, is named after a B-52s song and will be available for purchase during the five-day exhibit.

Supporting a Cause

The proceeds from the art sales will contribute to Save The Chimps, providing lifelong care for chimpanzees rescued from various industries. The B-52s are excited to showcase this collaborative endeavor, which started with their visit to the sanctuary.

Anticipated Success and Event Information

Organizers are expecting a successful showcase at Spectrum Miami, acknowledging the shared creative inclinations between humans and chimpanzees.

The Spectrum Miami event, held at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center alongside Red Dot Miami from December 6 to 10, will feature over 1000 artists among more than 40,000 international visitors and collectors. The Opening Night Preview on December 6 will offer a mix of art, music, and more. Tickets for the preview are priced at $85, while a 1-day pass costs $50 and grants access to the Opening Night Preview when purchased online in advance.

For more details about Save The Chimps, visit www.savethechimps.org, and for Spectrum Miami tickets and additional information, visit redwoodartgroup.com/spectrum-miami/.

Media Information

About Save The Chimps

Save the Chimps is among the largest chimpanzee sanctuaries globally, providing refuge and exemplary care to chimpanzees in need. The sanctuary offers lifelong care for chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, the pet trade, and the entertainment industry. For more information, visit www.savethechimps.org.

About Spectrum Miami

Now in its 13th year, Spectrum Miami is a curated contemporary art fair held at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center, annually part of Miami Art Week. This five-day fair showcases the works of over 200 galleries and artists, drawing more than 40,000 visitors and collectors. Spectrum Miami has become a prominent cultural event in Miami, highlighting innovative works among the city’s top talent. For more details about Spectrum Miami, visit https://redwoodartgroup.com/spectrum-miami/ 

YouTube video showcasing a ‘Chimpanzee‘ painting at the sanctuary (credit ‘Save The Chimps’):

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