Charly was painted to raise money for the MONA Foundation’s charity auction. A rescue monkey in Spain, he sadly passed in 2020. Born in Valencia, he belonged to a trainer who rented him for different purposes such as television ads, movies, circuses, etc. Behind the scenes, Charly lived a life of hardship, locked in a tiny cage in a truck. He was part of MONA’s first ever rescue and one of the best that adapted to his new life. The painting sold at auction – my husband purchased it in secret! He has kindly allowed for me to sell on.