Funk Generations Turns 20: Featured in Beverly Hills Cop 4

July 21, 2024 / Blog, News / 0 Comments

Funk Generations: From Canvas to the Big Screen in Beverly Hills Cop 4

I am beyond excited to share that my painting “Funk Generations” is featured in the recently released “Beverly Hills Cop 4 – Axel F”, which came out on July 3, 2024. Seeing my work in such a major film is a dream come true, and I am deeply honored to be part of this iconic series.

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of “Funk Generations”. The journey of this painting took an unexpected and thrilling turn in August 2022, when the producers of “Beverly Hills Cop 4” reached out to me about using my art as a set dressing for the film. At first, I thought it might be a scam, but after some research, I found out the offer was legitimate.

After verifying the information, I agreed to let them use “Funk Generations” in the movie. The very next day, the producers acquired the piece. For the past two years, I’ve kept this exciting news a secret, and I am now thrilled to reveal it to all of you.

“Funk Generations” – featuring Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Parliament Funkadelic singer and frontman, George Clinton – holds a vibrant and dynamic spirit, making it a perfect fit for the energetic and iconic world of “Beverly Hills Cop”. The inclusion of my artwork in this film is a testament to the timeless appeal and relevance of the piece, even twenty years after its creation.

Many heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported me and my art. Your encouragement has been invaluable, and it’s moments like these that remind me of the incredible journey art can take us on.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates and new projects on the horizon!

Warm regards,

Brian Zickafose

P.S. For a limited time get a Funk Generations all-over print t-shirt from our shop at the link HERE


Funk Generations :: Painting + Prints

February 26, 2012 / Blog, News, Paintings, Portfolio / 0 Comments

BZ_FunkGenerationsAbout the Artwork
Funk Generations :: A New Age by Brian C. Zickafoose
Original Painting (2004) – 
22 x 26 Inch on Paper

Funk Generations :: A New Age was the initial installment of the Phunk Phenomenon Painting Series in 2004. This mixed media painting is mostly acrylic paint, with the face and hands done in pastels, and highlighted in metallic ink, this beauty shines bright with DNA helix strands weaving the funk of ages. In 2010, Zickafoose teamed with Paula Mandala Caldwell for the Funk Re:Generations Print Series as seen below. Purchase the limited edition, signed and numbered print. Edition of 250.

Funk Re:Generations by Paula Mandala Caldwell

Funk Re:Generations by Paula Mandala Caldwell