Congo – Monkey Art

Three paintings by the monkey “Congo” recently sold for more than $25,000USD. An American contemporary art collector “Howard Hong” bought the monkey paintings in London, at Bonhams auction house. The director of modern and contemporary art at Bonhams said “We had no idea what these things were worth. We just put them in for our own amusement.”
It has been reported that Pablo Picasso once hung a Congo the monkey painting in his studio. Congo the monkey died in 1964 of tuberculosis.
Aren’t we all just monkeys with a brush?

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


  1. Just ridiculous. Art collectors have lost the plot. Meanwhile wonderful pieces painted by masters didn’t sell for the same price. So dumb……

  2. Art collectors have never had the plot. The flavor of the day has always been determined by the folley of a few who feel the need to find something new to play with.

    Boredom is the nemesis of the wealthy.

    Lemmings are more to the task of associating humans to…

  3. Indeed! :)

    I’m a member of the monkey-with-a-brush club!


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