Would You Buy Paintings By An Artistic Capuchin Monkey Called 'Pockets Warhol'? (Pictures) (Video)

Huffington Post   Alastair Plumb First Posted: 13/12/11 13:29 Updated: 13/12/11 13:29

Story Book Farm is a primate sanctuary a little north of Toronto, Canada. Living on Story Book Farm is the artist known as "Pockets Warhol" - an artist who just so happens to be a monkey.

Given some children's paint by handler Charmaine Quinn to keep him amused, his unusual artistic flair has proved a hit with monkey art collectors - hey, it looks like they actually exist! - with certain pieces fetching £250 each.

"Pockets has always been very playful so he really took to painting," says Quinn, "[But...] he does have an artistic temperament and can lack concentration, sometimes preferring to eat the paint."

Just like Picasso, eh?

As for his name, that's thanks to the flash of white hair on his head, which to some appears to resemble pop artist extraordinaire Andy Warhol.

Needless to say, Pockets is set to enjoy his own exhibition, which you yourself can check out if you're willing to head to Sadie's Diner and Juice Bar, Adelaide Street, Toronto, Ontario.

So what are you waiting for? To Toronto! And while you're there, be sure to check out the used-to-be-possibly-gay penguins, Buddy and Pedro, there's a dear.

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