Alec Monopoly

Alec Monopoly

Available Art by Alec Monopoly

BH Monopi Figure – Alec Monopoly

BH Monopi Hand Embellished Figure – Alec Monopoly

Alec Monopoly's “Pablo Judicial: Diamonds and Gold” Serigraph Screenprint

“Pablo Judicial: Diamonds and Gold” Serigraph Screenprint – Alec Monopoly

ABOUT ALEC MONOPOLY

Originally from New York City, Alec Monopoly is the alias of graffiti artist Alec Andon. Once a mystery like Banksy, he has become a slightly more public figure in recent years. The artist has worked his magic in the urban environments of New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, as well as stencilling his trademark caricature of the board game mascot Mr. Monopoly across Europe and Asia.

The focus on the character is symbolic of Wall Street scammer Bernie Madoff, and intended to be taken as a commentary on the billion-dollar bailouts and deregulation given to major banks. His experiences of urban culture produced his signature graffiti style, along with his use of materials including spray paint, stencils, newspaper, epoxies, and varnishes. His artwork is famous for the iconic characters depicted in the graffiti, including childhood favourite Richie Rich, and celebrity icons David Bowie and Twiggy.

All Available Art

BH Monopi Figure – Alec Monopoly

BH Monopi Hand Embellished Figure – Alec Monopoly

Alec Monopoly's “Pablo Judicial: Diamonds and Gold” Serigraph Screenprint

“Pablo Judicial: Diamonds and Gold” Serigraph Screenprint – Alec Monopoly

Alec Monopoly's “Pablo Judicial” Serigraph Screenprint

“Pablo Judicial” Serigraph Screenprint – Alec Monopoly

Graffiti Fur - Alec Monopoly

Graffiti Fur – Alec Monopoly

Stairway Kisses - Alec Monopoly

Stairway Kisses – Alec Monopoly

Blonde Bowie - Alec Monopoly

Blonde Bowie – Alec Monopoly

Alec Monopoly - Alec Monopoly

DJ Monopoly – Alec Monopoly

$45,000.00
Suicidal Tendencies - Alec Monopoly

Suicidal Tendencies – Alec Monopoly

Red & Green Monopoly Boots - Alec Monopoly

Red & Green Monopoly Boots – Alec Monopoly

ICONS: Jimi Hendrix – Alec Monopoly

Mick Jagger - Alec Monopoly

Mick Jagger – Alec Monopoly

Community Chest: Go To Jail by Alec Monopoly

Community Chest: Go To Jail – Alec Monopoly

$40,000.00
WALL STREET CRUCIFIX - Alec Monopoly

Wall Street Crucifix – Alec Monopoly

Icons: El Chapo by Alec Monopoly

ICONS: El Chapo – Alec Monopoly

Mandela: Red and Yellow by Alec Monopoly

Mandela: Red and Yellow – Alec Monopoly

Campbell’s Soup (Vogue Korea) by Alec Monopoly

Campbell’s Soup (Vogue Korea) – Alec Monopoly

Splattered Madonna by Alec Monopoly

Splattered Madonna – Alec Monopoly

Black MJ Moonwalk by Alec Monopoly

Black MJ Moonwalk – Alec Monopoly

White MJ Moonwalk by Alec Monopoly

White MJ Moonwalk – Alec Monopoly

Red 007 by Alec Monopoly

Red 007 – Alec Monopoly

Ghost of Monopoly by Alec Monopoly

Ghost of Monopoly – Alec Monopoly

Naked Tophat$ by Alec Monopoly

Naked Tophat$ – Alec Monopoly

Pink Bottom$ by Alec Monopoly

Pink Bottom$ – Alec Monopoly

Newspaper Monopoly Man 2 by Alec Monopoly

Newspaper Monopoly Man 2 – Alec Monopoly

Ghost of Monopoly by Alec-Monopoly-x-Helmut

Ghost of Monopoly – Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Graffiti Fur by Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Graffiti Fur – Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Wings Over Bowie by Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Wings Over Bowie – Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Blonde Bowie by Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Blonde Bowie – Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Umbrella Kisses by Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Umbrella Kisses – Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Naked Tophat$ by Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Naked Tophat$ – Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Neon Bunny Ears by Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Neon Bunny Ears – Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Pink Bottom$ by Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Pink Bottom$ – Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

DJ Monopoly 2011 – Alec Monopoly

White Tiger – Alec Monopoly

Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Graffiti Fur - Alec Monopoly

Graffiti Fur – Alec Monopoly

Stairway Kisses - Alec Monopoly

Stairway Kisses – Alec Monopoly

Blonde Bowie - Alec Monopoly

Blonde Bowie – Alec Monopoly

Ghost of Monopoly by Alec-Monopoly-x-Helmut

Ghost of Monopoly – Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Graffiti Fur by Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Graffiti Fur – Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Wings Over Bowie by Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Wings Over Bowie – Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Blonde Bowie by Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Blonde Bowie – Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Umbrella Kisses by Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Umbrella Kisses – Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Naked Tophat$ by Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Naked Tophat$ – Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Neon Bunny Ears by Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Neon Bunny Ears – Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Pink Bottom$ by Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Pink Bottom$ – Alec Monopoly x Helmut Newton

Richie Close Up - Alec Monopoly

Alec Monopoly credits his mother, an oil painter, for his own artistic ambitions. He started drawing and painting at an early age, and began tagging at the age of 12, having grown up in a New York City where graffiti was still widespread. After deciding the traditional academic route of art training wasn’t for him, Monopoly dropped out of college, where he had been studying a double major in art and business.  

He moved to Los Angeles in 2006, where he worked with fashion designer Michel Comte. L.A. was where true inspiration for his street art originated, especially as the city wasn’t concerned with graffiti art popping up everywhere. Police would simply pass him by, letting him continue with creating large-scale paintings.

Monopoly works from a studio in Beverly Hills, which is half inside, half outside due to his use of spray paint. The artist works on several pieces at the same time, producing around 70 original artworks each year.

Often colourful and vibrant with other graffiti attributes in the background, Monopoly’s depiction of the tuxedoed character from which his name is taken has become a well-known identifier of his work. Found on walls around New York, Los Angeles, and London, his artwork often comments on real-world issues. He has also created a collection of Monopoly Man figurines and sculptures to compliment his graffiti work. 

Money team Monopoly Scrooge Richie - Alec Monopoly

Alec Monopoly stands out from other graffiti artists in his decision to not vandalize government buildings and properties, instead using abandoned warehouses as his canvas. His works are unconventionally happy and positive contrasting the typical darkness of the art world associated with crime and vandalism.

COLLABORATION AND RECEPTION

As a high profile artist, Monopoly has had his work commissioned by WHotel, Tag Heuer, Vitamin Water, Avicii, CoverGirl, and Phillipp Plein, helping the artist gain a large following. Paramount Pictures also hired the artist to design the logo for their production company, INSURGE.

Monopoly’s iconic work has been covered by The Wall Street Journal, London Times, Rolling Stone, and Playboy Magazine, amongst other publications. He has been deemed the most Instagrammable graffiti artist and Artnet said he’s “the most successful artist that art-world insiders don’t take seriously”. He has also featured in a selection of art & lifestyle blogs.

Alec Monopoly - Alec Monopoly

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