An arty orangutan, raised at Schoenbrunn Zoo, Vienna, is enjoying a growing fan
base for her artwork.
follows news that there is money to be made: Three art works by a chimp recently
sold for $25,000 in a London auction house.
At the Keyboard
of Nonja's Artwork
29 years old, has been painting since 1992.
inherited her paint set from Johnny the Chimpanzee who started painting in the
1950's at the zoo.
artistic journey has not been an easy ride: at first her boyfriend, Vladimir,
tried to eat her finished work.
Vladimir has to sulk in a separate cage.
once tried painting but stuck the paintbrushes through the canvas.
first seen on Ananova and other sources, 30th June 2005.