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In 1964, a Swedish art gallery displayed 4 paintings by unknown artist Pierre Brassau. Every single art critic praised the ‘avant-garde’ work- except one, who said, ‘only an ape could have done this’ …and he was right. It was all a hoax by a journalist who wanted to put art critics to the test, and ‘Brassau’ was actually a 4-year-old chimpanzee named Peter. Source Source 2 Source 3

A Brassau original

Bertil Eklöt, who became the first person to purchase a Brassau


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