for a private consultation
By Eden Gallery,
Posted Mar 08, 2021 ,
In Alec Monopoly, Exhibitions
The first Alec Monopoly Aspen event of 2021 took place this month at Eden Gallery. The February event, coinciding with Alec Monopoly’s birthday, was held in Eden’s new, sprawling 7,000 square foot exhibition space. For the private reception, Alec created custom ice sculptures and tagged several Hermes Birkin bags.
See more of Alec’s creations in his latest collection here.
One of the world’s most sought-after celebrity graffiti artists, Alec Monopoly’s work gained notoriety after the 2008 market crash. Featuring the cartoon mascot of Uncle Pennybags, as well as characters like Richie Rich and Uncle Scrooge, his work takes a lighthearted approach, rather than the typical grim slant of street art, differentiating him from his contemporaries and giving his art a relatable quality.
Growing up in New York City with a classically trained painter as a mother, Alec Monopoly is a lifelong artist. Eschewing formal training for his pursuit of creating street art, he has established himself as one of the foremost artists of this genre.
Alec Monopoly’s unconventional art appeals to the masses as bright illustrations of societal satire.
View Alec Monopoly’s full collection here.
Materials like newspaper clippings, spray paint, stencils, and varnish bring his vision to life, not only as street murals but on luxury items such as painted Hermès and Louis Vuitton handbags.
Recently, Alec has created a series of Aspen-themed pieces for Eden Gallery in Aspen that personify the affluent ski culture that is Aspen: Scrooge McDuck, Richie Rich, and the Monopoly Man throwing cash out of the Silver Queen Gondola, or skiing down Aspen Mountain.
“When I do gallery shows in specific places, it’s nice to make a piece that relates to what’s going on here,” he said. “And it’s kind of like a souvenir from when you’re here with your family and you’re having great memories of your vacation.”
Although Alec Monopoly graffiti art can be seen in urban environments across the world, including in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Mexico, Europe, and Asia, he has yet to tag an outdoor wall space in Aspen.
Nevertheless, Alec Monopoly’s evolution as a studio artist continues, years after his move from the street into the gallery. “When I do gallery shows in specific places, it’s nice to make a piece that relates to what’s going on here,” he said. “And it’s kind of like a souvenir from when you’re here with your family and you’re having great memories of your vacation.”
You can browse Alec Monopoly’s full collection of mixed media art and sculptures here.
100x70 cm | 39x27 in
Share with friends
152x183 cm | 59x72 in
125x205 cm | 49x80 in
140x200 cm | 55x78 in
69x40x27 cm | 27x15x10 in
110x110 cm | 43x43 in
90x109 cm | 35x42 in
44x30x17 cm | 17x11x6 in
91x61 cm | 35x24 in
Discover Eden Gallery's lineup of exclusive and unforgettable summer events in Mykonos, Greece. Click here to learn about our series of exhibitions from internationally loved contemporary artists.
Join World renowned artist Alec Monopoly at the Eden Gallery Dubai Grand Opening at The Dubai Mall on March 24th.
Couldn't make it to Art Basel Miami 2021? Eden Gallery is recapping the best of Art Basel Miami Events.
Art Basel Week 2021 will take place in sunny Miami Beach from Nov. 30th 2021. Find out everything you need to know about the hottest events, artists, and celebrations.
Eduardo Kobra's special exhibit at Paris's Hôtel Plaza Athénée features work from his unique collection that until now has only been accessible to view as mural wall art across the world.
Alec Monopoly, Exhibitions
Everything you need to know about Eden Gallery's 2021 summer Mykonos events. Alec Monopoly art, Gal Yosef (Galy) 3D art, Metis Atash art.
What's the story behind the iconic Monopoly man, and why is he so well-recognized?
The exclusive Alec Monopoly Miami collection was opened in the Setai Hotel in South Miami Beach as a pop-up gallery in 2018.
Subscribe for Exclusive Updates
Be the first to receive information about new collections, new artists, and event invitations.