Monky Beat Generation
Artist Renzo Nucara presents “Monky Beat Generation,” a series following his alter ego, and protagonist of his works, Monky as he explores the key figures of the Beat Generation. In 1969 when Nucara was 17, he read “On the Road.” After being inspired, that same summer he packed a backpack and embarked on an adventure hitchhiking around Europe for 2 months. This very trip inspired him to begin creating art. As a tribute to the people who inspired his artistic journey, Nucara has created 4 pieces highlighting different founding members of the Beat Generation: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, and Charlie Parker.