How Much Is Alec Monopoly Art Worth?
Alec Monopoly has made a name for himself across the globe and is loved by street art fans and A-list celebrities alike. As a result, his growing popularity has made his work extremely valuable and, to a discerning collector, Alec Monopoly’s art is an incredible long term investment.
Who Is Alec Monopoly?
Alec Monopoly is the alias of a world-renowned street artist, originally hailing from New York. Alec came up with his alias in 2008, after drunkenly painting a mural of Bernie Madoff and realizing it looked surprisingly similar to The Monopoly Man! Other famous cartoons that Alec has appropriated for his art include Richie Rich, Scrooge McDuck and The Flinstones. Alec is also known for his signature “ICONS” Series that feature his artistic interpretation of portraits for a wide range of personalities from James Bond, David Bowie and Madonna to El Chapo.
The artist is well known for his efforts to conceal his identity with his hands or a Bandana.
How Much Does Alec Monopoly Art Cost?
Monopoly made headlines in 2013 when he put Park Place, a piece from his first LA solo show, up for sale for $3 million — in Monopoly money. In terms of cold hard cash, however, Alec Monopoly’s art typically costs anywhere from $20,000 to $500,000 USD. Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody also made headlines for lending Alec his vintage Rolls Royce to paint, which sold for a whopping $300,000!
As his reputation continues to skyrocket, the value of his work keeps increasing. Generally, Alec Monopoly’s art is priced between $20,000 and $125,000 with exceptions for large or historic works.
Why Is Alec Monopoly’s Work So Popular?
Though graffiti is usually associated with gritty, negative themes, Alec Monopoly’s art has attracted a cult following with his colorful, upbeat approach to street art. By embracing the hallmarks of the much-loved pop art movement through the incorporation of pop culture figures and iconography into his designs, Monopoly’s work is widely accessible, appealing to the masses as opposed to street art fans alone.
Furthermore, Monopoly is incredibly aware of the desires of his devoted fans, hence his dedication to creating canvases. In a 2015 interview with Forbes, he said: “If I could just paint on walls all day long, that would be all I do, but I’m not selfish with my work. It’s important to do canvas work because one day the walls can be painted over or taken down, but the canvas will live on forever.”
Despite his huge success, Monopoly maintains a personalized approach to his original artworks. While many other contemporary artists often have a team of studio staff mass-producing their pieces, Monopoly handpaints every canvas, making the experience of owning one even more special.
Where Can You Buy Alec Monopoly Art?
Monopoly is fast becoming one of the most significant and fashionable contemporary artists of our time, so it’s no surprise that collectors are scrambling to purchase his canvases. Over time, these striking creative expressions are sure to become even more valuable.
We have a wide range of original Alec Monopoly art for sale here at ArtLife. This includes his collaboration with the late Helmut Newton, featuring canvases such as Stairway Kisses and Neon Bunny Ears.
Please contact us if you require any assistance regarding our Alec Monopoly artwork, and we’ll be happy to address any queries you may have.