Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Damn Dirty Apes & Fat Cat Politicians

Surprisingly, two very unique pieces of art recently sold for thousands of dollars. The first by a chimpanzee who died of TB in 1964:
...paintings by Congo the chimpanzee sold at auction for more than $25,000. The three abstract, tempera paintings were auctioned at Bonhams in London alongside works by impressionist master Renoir and pop art provocateur Andy Warhol. But while Warhol's and Renoir's work didn't sell, bidders lavished attention on Congo's paintings. - The Houston Chronicle
And the following gives new meaning to 'trimming the fat':
An art work purportedly made from excess fat from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been sold for $18,000 (£9,862). - BBC News
That's just nasty.


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