Greed plus the three monkeys routine equals a statement on the negatives of capitalism. The money is placed in the ears, eyes or mouth of each monkey representing their silence bought as they stare on looking half asleep. Pretty basic with the cartoon style.
Dumah: the angel of the silence of death, his name deriving from the Aramaic word for ‘silence’. Dumah is one of the seven princes of Hell, allegedly leading tens of thousands of angels of destruction.
Highly collectible & hard to find, complete Bev Doolittle "Where Silence Speaks" Art Book Portfolio. Signed Limited Edition, ours is low number 49/3500. These were issued by Greenwich Workshop and immediately sold out at asking price of $650.