Monday, September 11, 2006



Congo the Chimp painted these pictures in the late fifties under the tutorship of Desmond Morris, who organised an exhibition of his works. Is been said that Picasso was a great admirer of Congo and bought one of his paintings.


Blogger Patricia said...

I agree with Picasso, even if someone else chose the colours and gave the chimp the loaded brush every time, he obviously decided on how to apply it to the picture. It seems that he had a sense of composition and colour. What do all of you artists think?

3:21 pm  
Blogger Matthew Cruickshank said...

This is your best work yet Elliot.

3:32 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

I thought it was Jonz's!

5:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Por un segundo pense que me habian fotografiado trabajando , pero viendo los hay duda que no soy ,este es bueno en serio.

8:49 pm  
Blogger Elliot Cowan said...

Can I have my banana now?

11:18 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Finish that painting in blue first.

6:13 am  
Blogger A. Riabovitchev said...

Ha!Good party!My son draw like that!:O)
Hi Patricia!Good to see you here!:O)

6:21 am  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Is your son Elliot?

6:29 am  
Blogger A. Riabovitchev said...


8:51 am  
Blogger A. Riabovitchev said...


8:51 am  
Blogger Matthew Cruickshank said...

Enough monkey business

11:39 am  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Matt...You interrupted Andrei's continuity...I believe he was about to write :SOD

12:23 pm  
Blogger limbolo said...

Congo's paintings are beautiful....He knew when to stop. But he came to a tragic end. His tendency to violence increased and he was returned to his jail cell at London Zoo after he attacked one of DESMOND MORRIS's assistants.
He died of TB a few years later. Today his paintings sell for a fortune.

6:07 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

May God keep him in his zoological glory!!!

6:15 pm  
Blogger Violeta Lópiz said...

mama mia! Amazing, I like so much this pictures...
Above all the second one.
Where do you come from Oscar?
I´m spanish. Nice to meet your blogs.

1:00 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Un gusto oir de ti, Victoria. Yo soy Argentino pero desde hace mucho vivo en Londres.

4:23 pm  
Blogger mr.ed said...

acabo de llegar y de chequear
estoy buscando por todos lados tu mail y no lo encuentro... te paso el mail acá:

mil gracias!!!

6:39 pm  
Blogger Matt Jones said...

Is that a pic of Limbolo in action at top?

3:36 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Limbolo was who converted the pictures in vectors after

4:09 pm  
Blogger limbolo said...

Who are these 'vectors' of whom you speak?
We know them not in Limbololand.

4:30 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Vectors backwards read srotcev...Does it ring any bells?...(Probably not)

4:39 pm  
Blogger limbolo said...


5:13 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Chimpbells more likely.

6:11 pm  

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