Too Much Monkey Business

 Hiroshi Sugimoto, Earliest Human Relatives, 2000s

 Frantisek Kupka, Antropoides, 1902

Gabriel von Max, Pithecanthrophus Alalus, 1894

 Martine Franck - Eumenides by Aeschylus, Théâtre du Soleil, Cartoucherie de Vincennes, Paris, France, 1992

Walton Ford, Space Monkey, 2001

 Jaroslav Panuška, Expressive Head, c. 1900

Francis Bacon, Chimpanzee, 1955

 Grey Villet, Tiny squirrel monkey strapped into capsule for space travel, 1958

 Alfred Kubin, Science, 1901

 Richard Müller, Full of Enthusiasm, 1915

 William Mortensen, L'Amour, 1930s

 Emmanuel Frémiet, Gorilla Carrying off a Woman, 1887

 Harry Clarke, Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Poe, 1923

 Gustav Klimt - Beethove Frieze, The Hostile Powers, 1902

 Paul Gaugin, Annah the Javanese, 1893

 Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait, 1943

 Li Ji, Animal Aime No. 39, 2001

 Paula Rego, Untitled, 1990s

 Walton Ford, The Grand Tour, 2000

Here Ford imagines a mandrill captured in Africa and taken to London via Naples. At top, he jots painter Oskar Kokoschka’s (below) complaint, when sketching in the London Zoo, of a “big, solitary mandrill, who profoundly detested me , although I always brought him a banana in order to make myself agreeable.” 

 Oskar Kokoschka, The Mandrill, 1926

 Jean Baptiste Deshays de Colleville, Monkey Painter, c. 1750

 Jörg Immendorff, The Monkey Painter, 1990

 Jörg Immendorff, Man with Monkey Mask and Brush in Snow Sphere, 2000

 Vladimir Dubosarsky & Alexander Vinogradov, Warhol in Moscow, 2000s

 Johannes Grützke, Self-Portrait with Female Pavian, 2001

Sean Landers, Space-Ape on Mars, Self-portrait, 1997

 Pablo Picasso, Harlequin's Family With an Ape, 1905

 Gabriel von Max, The Art Critics, 1889

 Walter Schnackenberg, The Sleepwalker, 1956

 Pentti Sammallahti, Swayambhunath, Nepal, 1994

 Rinko Kawauchi, Untitled (from the series 'Aila'), 2003

 Walton Ford, Jack On His Deathbed, 2005

 Abraham Teniers, Barbierstube mit Affen und Katzen, 1647

 William Holbrook Beard, Discovery of Adam, 1891

 Richard Müller, Philosophers, 1918

 Gabriel von Max, Affe vor Skelett, c. 1890


 BANKSY, Laugh Now, 2003