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Congo the Chimpanzee's Paint Brushes
Congo the Chimpanzee's Paint Brushes

Origin

Congo the Chimpanzee

Type

Paintbrushes

Effects

Possessor can communicate with apes

Downsides

User is compelled to paint

Activation

Usage

Collected by

Agent Jake Torres

Section

Lupis-912F

Aisle

873-9A2B

Shelf

N63-9087-564H

Date of Collection

01/2006

[Source]


OriginEdit

Congo (1954 - 1964) was a chimpanzee who learned how to draw and paint. Zoologist and surrealist painter Desmond Morris first observed his abilities when the chimp was offered a pencil and paper at two years of age. By the age of four, Congo had made four hundred drawings and paintings. His style has been described as "lyrical abstract impressionism". It was so inspirational that it drew in thousands to see his work which in turn sold for twenty thousand dollars, the proceeds went to the London Zoo where Congo resided until he passed away from tuberculosis.

EffectsEdit

Possessor can communicate with apes but is compelled to paint.

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