Gorilla Art

 Gorillas Koko and Michael have produced many beautiful paintings over the years, some representational and some more abstract. We've reproduced some of their best work here, in the form of high-resolution digital prints (unframed).  Some are limited edition and numbered.

 

 
  Paintings

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  Koko . . .


 


 

"Bird" by Koko

Koko's representational painting of a bluebird that used to visit her often and land on her shoulder. 

• Dimensions: 17" x 17"
• Limited Edition (3000)
• Authentication certificate signed by Dr. Patterson

Price:  $350

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"Love" by Koko

When Penny (Dr. Patterson) to paint "love", this is what Koko produced from a full palette of colors. The painting includes the date, title, and Koko's signature printed at the bottom. 

• Dimensions: 11" x 13"
• Unlimited Edition
• Comes with info sheet

Price:  $100 

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"Pink Pink Stink Nice Drink" by Koko

Koko's self-titled rendition of a photo she saw in a book that contained a valley with a stream banked by beautiful flowers ("drink" is her sign for water, and "stink" for flowers).

• Dimensions: 18.5" x 16"
• Limited Edition (3000)
• Authentication certificate signed by Dr. Patterson

Price:  $350

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  Paintings

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  Michael . . .


 

"Apple Chase" by Michael

Michael painted his dog Apple (see inset) from memory and called it "Apple Chase", after the game of "chase" they used to play together. Michael chose the gray-scale colors from a complete palette of rainbow colors.

• Dimensions: 13" x 15"
• Limited Edition (3000)
• Authentication certificate signed by Dr. Patterson

Price:  $350  

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"Stink Gorilla More" by Michael

Michael's representational and painting of a bouquet of flowers, and he gave the painting its title using sign language.

• Dimensions: 16.5" x 16.5"
• Limited Edition (3000)
• Authentication certificate signed by Dr. Patterson

Price:  $350

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"Toy Dinosaur" by Michael

When a caregiver asked Michael to create a painting based on his toy plastic dinosaur as a model, this is what Michael painted. Just before finishing the piece, he turned the painting over and pressed it to the ground, thus producing the dinosaur's scales.

• Dimensions: 14.2" x 17"
• Limited Edition (3000)
• Authentication certificate signed by Dr. Patterson

Price:  $350

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"Me, Myself, Good" by Michael

Michael's powerful self-portrait, signed with his own handprint (to scale). If you look closely at the colorful shape to the left of the handprint, you may see a gorilla profile (as one autistic student observed).

• Dimensions: 16.5" x 16.5"
• Unlimited Edition
• Comes with art info sheet

Price:  $175

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"Lettuce Tree" by Michael

Michael's painting of a piece of bamboo brought to him by a caregiver; again, self-titled by Michael in sign language.

• Dimensions: 12" x 16"
• Unlimited Edition
• Comes with art info sheet

Price:  $100

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"Pepper" by Michael

Michael's representational painting of a red bell pepper.

• Dimensions: 16" x 12"
• Unlimited Edition
• Comes with art info sheet

Price:  $100

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