Friday, May 13, 2005

"every line...logically followed the last one"

or so says, Dr. Desmond Morris, the anthropologist, who began testing the artistic abilities of chimps in the 1950's. Though I'm not sure logic is what comes to mind when looking at this painting.

After two years of testing, he noticed Congo's abilities began to improve and he/she/it??? produced this painting - a tempra on paper - at the age of three.

It will be auctioned off soon beside the works of Renoir and Andy Warhol and is expected to fetch a pricey $1500. Don't worry, you have until June 20 to gather your money. For more information, contact the Bonhams Auction House or simply refer to this article on their website.
posted by Christie