The famous pop / graffiti artist ALEC MONOPOLY will be at Miami for Art Basel Week. Wynwood,the main art district of the city will be honored with Alec participation in many events fro Art Basel Miami week.
Next to the new Graffiti Garden on 36 st, the boutique gallery Miart Space located at 151 NW 36 St., will be exhibiting a unique private collection of the artist. Miart Space was established as an art center in Wynwood in 2013 and celebrates its fifth anniversary this 2017.
The exhibition will be open to the public as a PARALLEL event to Art Basel Miami, and a cultural enrichment to the city. Don't miss to see the work of the famous Alec Monopoly, best known for his tuxedo-ed and top-hatted graffiti character of Monopoly Man.
Alec Monopoly, is a graffiti artist, originally from New York City. The artist has worked in the urban environments of New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Europe, Mexico and throughout Asia using varied materials (including stencils, spray paint, epoxies, varnishes and newspapers) to subversively depict various iconic pop culture characters. He also is a brand ambassador with Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer and created a mural live, on red carpet for the 2013 film, Justin Bieber's Believe. Monopoly's work has been purchased by Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Snoop Dogg, Seth Rogen, Adrien Brody and Iggy Azalea.
Monopoly grew up in Westhampton Beach, NY, the son of wealthy financiers. He moved to Los Angeles in 2006. He found working there was easier because of the many billboards in the city, and because of New York's more discerning art world
Monopoly is best known for his tuxedoed and top-hatted graffiti character of Monopoly Man, an idea originally inspired by the stockbroker Bernie Madoff. According to John Wellington Ennis writing for the Huffington Post, "In an era of billion-dollar bailouts for banks that already own the country and moguls decrying regulation as un-American, the re-contextualization of the childhood symbol of success and wealth almost needed no explanation." Monopoly also pastes up images of Jack Nicholson.
Although graffiti continues to be conveyed as a crime, in his feature in Juxtapoz Magazine, the artist discussed his best efforts to avoid the vandalism aspect of the street art world:
"I stay away from mailboxes, highways, freeways, and basically any federal and government property. I like warehouses and abandoned buildings.”
“ I try to be as positive as I can about what I put out there and I try to do it with imagery everyone can identify with. Most people walking by my stuff are not graffiti people or art people, so figuring out a way that everyone can identify with my work is important."