Benjamin was an orphan capuchin monkey rescued by HANDL’s creator back in the late 1990s. Benjamin became a New York City resident for 14 years and brought magic to the concrete jungle. Benjamin and Hirsch’s adventures in New York are the subject of an Emmy award winning documentary produced by the New York Times. www.nytimes.com/benjamin
Hirsch studied and painted Benjamin’s elastic and animated movements and he was an original influence on HANDL. We want to honor his presence and his species in a line of fun products in the O series.