Art: Zoo Story

Somebody is always trying to make a monkey out of modern art. This time it was Peter, 4½, a West African chimpanzee with a penchant for paint, who lives in Sweden's Boras zoo. Newsmen on the Goteborgs-Tidningen, a Goteborg daily, got Peter's 17-year-old keeper to give him a brush and oil paints. Peter took to daubing like a duck to water. He painted all over the floor; he painted all over his keeper; he even painted all over a few canvases. He ate whole tubes of cobalt blue, leading to the speculation that its...

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