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Monkey Magic

by | 21st, June 2005

‘MUCH copied but never bettered, Anorak’s Vomit In Sock is the epitome of the modern art movement at its most bleeding edge and challenging.

Self portrait of the artist as critic

Our seminal work hangs in poster form on many students’ walls, floors and bathrooms, a testament to what it is to eat and live in a world trapped on a treadmill of achievement etcetera, etcetera, blah, etcetera.

But our pre-eminent position in the arts world is being challenged by Congo, who famously painted in the 1950s while dressed as a chimpanzee.

As the Telegraph reports, three paintings by Congo have just been sold at Bonham’s auction house, London, for the not inconsiderable sum of £14,400.

In the same sale, a small Renoir sculpture and a painting by Andy Warhol had to be withdrawn from sale due to a lack of interest.

The Times takes up the story, telling readers how Congo’s paintings were snapped up by one Howard Hong, a telecommunication consultant in California.

“Many people have said to me, ‘There is a cheaper solution – buy a chimpanzee and put it in a room with some paper and paint’,” says Hong. But the painting struck him. “My only upset is that Congo never titled his paintings.”

Which are universally known as Bananas…’

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