The Velvet Monkey

John Olsen with a recent photo of a frog on his head reminded me of this drawing, a favourite of mine, ┬ácalled the Velvet Monkey and Mount Kenya but I remember him referring to it as “the monkey with the cerulean blue balls”. Cerulean blue has never been the same for me and I remember monkeys when I paint the sky.

This image is from a Savill Galleries Catalogue John Olsen & Sidney Nolan “The Call of the Wild” an exhibition June 2004.

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