It might quite be that my passion for monkeys predates my love of art. So putting these 2 things together is a pleasure twice increased.
Or more, since the two delightful monkeys below (Chardin) are being made into jewels for a special occasion - Art Chicago, our supposedly world-class art fair (this year, alas, it will be a bit sad for me, since my favorite Parisian gallery will not attend) opening coming Friday.
The antique dealer-monkey & the artist-monkey.
Things have become tougher these days: we are all copycats (first) and monkeys (second).
Still, creating something special for a (less) special occasion is a refreshing exercise.