Albert Adams – Tethered Monkey, 2005
Albert Adams (1929-2006)
Tethered Monkey (2005)
Acrylic on canvas / 1520 x 1520mm
Donated by the artist and Edward Glennon
The ape is a recurring motif in the artist’s paintings. It speaks to how man carries his primal nature with him, as well as the inhumanity of apartheid South Africa, as experienced personally by the artist as a gay and coloured man.
Photograph by Ben Law-Viljoen