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Alec Monopoly

Monopoly Man on Flag, 2009

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Ends September 26, 2019 at 6:15pm UTC.


Details

Lot 76
Acrylic on canvas
20.0 x 20.0 in (50.8 x 50.8 cm)
Signed and dated on recto
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Location

This work ships from the United States.


Description

Alec Monopoly uses the motif of the board game Monopoly to stand in for larger, real-world problems that plague today’s economy. In this work, his archetypal Monopoly man strides across stripes that suggest an American flag.


Additional Info


About Alec Monopoly

Alec Monopoly is an unidentified graffiti artist. His work is created under the name “Monopoly Man” taken from the iconic board game character. In an interview with Complex Magazine, the artist said that Bernie Madoff had been the inspiration for his artistic character due to him being iconic figure during moments of economic unrest. He also said in the same interview, “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.”