Thursday, October 11, 2012


Yesterday my neighbor friend and fellow art lover popped in for a visit.

I was giving her a tour of our nearly completed art loft and showing her the paintings I had so far selected to hang there

Even though 822 is much bigger in square footage from our last home, there is less wall space because it is so open.  This leaves me the difficult task of hanging less art that B and I have collected over our years together

As she asked about this painting, it made me fondly remember giving it to B 
Valentine's Day several years ago
It is painted by
A Gorilla...KoKo the gorilla

This is not just any gorilla..she has been taught sign language by Drs. Penny Patterson, Ron Cohn and the late Barbara Hiller, via a grant from the National Geographic Society. 

This picture is a numbered print, painted 

and signed by Koko when she was asked to paint 
it made the A list
because I 


Nancy said...

I love the gorilla art! It is amazing to own a piece of Koko's- lucky you!
xo Nancy

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Dear Gina ~
A very special and beautiful piece of art! Thanks for sharing KoKo's story.

Laura said...

thats amazing!!! Such a great idea and love how they have framed the art too!
laura x

Leslie said...

This is wonderful! Wow talk about a conversation piece!

Annmarie Pipa said...

now that is remarkable!

Maureen at The Inglenook Decor said...

that is amazing! I love how pieces in your home tells a story. And may I just say the faux bamboo framing in gold is fabulous! :)

StagerLinda said...

Awww...that is just the sweetest. You are richer for having this fabulous piece.

Marina Pérez said...

Hi Gina, here I am again, the tedious Marinita. You have The Dardos Award in my blog. ;) jijiji

Taylor Greenwalt said...

That is amazing...This is one talented gorilla.

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LA VIE EN ROSE said...

That is SO cool! I love it - Koko is one talented artist!

ps thank you for all your lovely comments and support recently - it really means alot to me! sorry I haven;t been round in a while, I''m missing everyone's posts - been up to my eyes with new website!


Anonymous said...

such a beautiful piece, a real treasure, I have started another blog, I missed my friends, so here I go again!!

Jeeh Trend said...

Beautiful post!

Kisses and Good week!!

for the love of a house said...

l.o.v.e. it too! And I love Koko... I want a gorilla now!