alec monopoly

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« Alec Monopoly » is the alias of an unidentified graffiti artist, originally from New York City. The artist primarily works in the urban environements of major cities arund the world, using varied materials (including stencils, spray paint, epoxies, varnishes and newspapers) to subversively depict various iconic pop culture characters. Alec Monopoly cites his artistic origins as learning from his mother, an artist, eventually abandoning traditional academically driven art classes to pursue an individual methodology. Alec and his work have been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, New York Post, Rolling Stones, Playboy Magazine, Billboard Magazine, Vibe, The Huffington Post, Complex Magazine, Juxtapoz and The Dirty Floor in addition to a myriad of art + lifestyle blogs.

In 2012, Alec Monopoly joined forces with the W Hotel, Madonna and Vitamin Water, doing live street art inspired renditions of a classic series of photographs Richard Corman took of Madonna back in the 1980’s.
This international collaboration has appeared around the world from Singapore and Bali to New York and Paris.
Alec has engaged in a series of high profile collaborations with superstar electronic artist AVICII titled « Avicii x Alec Monopoly » that have taken place at Sundance, The Grammy’s, Las Vegas MAGIC Conference and Ultra Music Festival in Miami as well as one off brand collaboration with CoverGirl and DJ duo Nervo at The SLS Hotel in Miami.
Most recently, Alec opened a sold out Solo Exhibit during Hong Kong Art Basel and will be unveiling his first Solo Museum Exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art Bangkok in October 2015 following the release of his debut clothing collection F21xALEC with Forever 21 that was unveiling on August 27th in Times Square.

Personal Exhibitions

Alec Monopoly, Art Basel Hong Kong
Alec Monopoly, MOCA Bangkok
Alec Monopoly, Glitch gallery, Jakarta
Alec Monopoly, Unravel the mysteries of the Monopoly Man, Above Second, Hong Kong

Alec Monopoly, BCK Galerie, Marrakech
Alec Monopoly, Catch me if you can, La Galerie 38, Casablanca

Alec Monopoly, Avant Gallery, Art Basel Miami Beach
L.E.G.E.N.D, Graffik London Gallery, London
Alec Monopoly : Can’t Get Out of Jail Free, Avant Gallery, Miami

Artistic Reversal, Coco de ville, Miami
Alec Pass Go, Chelsea, New York
Artistic Reversal, The Mondrian Hotel, Art Basel Miami Beach

Collective exhibitions

Community service art show, Confederacy, Los Angeles

Corroded Matter : Graffik Warfare
Graffik London Gallery, London
Art Lab, Los Angeles

Newborn. Chelsea, New York

Craneon, Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach (Palm Beach Film Festival)

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