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Warhol, Renoir and Congo the Chimp

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Warhol, Renoir and Congo the Chimp

Warhol, Renoir and Congo the Chimp

Warhol, Renoir and Congo the Chimp

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If you've ever looked at a piece of art and thought to yourself that a chimpanzee could have done that, you may be right. A London auction house is selling paintings by Congo the chimpanzee, along with works by Andy Warhol and Renoir. Congo used tempera paint to create three brightly colored works. An animal behaviorist originally curated the paintings going up for bids. He wants them to show "the impetus behind our own desires for artistic creativity."