for a private consultation
By Eden Gallery,
Posted Aug 04, 2019 ,
In Alec Monopoly, Eden Gallery, Exhibitions
You have seen him paint on buildings, paint on cars, he even paints Hermes Birkin bags, but never have you seen this float in Mykonos!!!
The picturesque beaches of Mykonos Island are usually filled with sun-tanned tourists, bikini-clad celebrities, and never-ending parties throughout the summer. Until now, this Mediterranean paradise has never seen anything more. However, as of today, the famed celebrity graffiti artists Alec Monopoly in partnership with Eden Fine Art Gallery have installed the largest floating sculpture these beached have ever seen!
A giant version of Monopoly’s signature character, Rich Uncle Pennybags, has just joined the crowds of cosmopolitan tourists on the beach of Nammos Village, Mykonos. Floating in the clear blue seas beneath the brilliant Mediterranean sun, this floating sculpture truly portrays a day in the life of the glamourous tourists on the island.
Rich Uncle Pennybags, who also goes by The Monopoly Man, marks a turning point in Alec Monopoly’s career as an artist. The character was first used by Alec in 2008 to depict Bernie Madoff, the face of corporate greed and billion-dollar bailouts. Since that first depiction, Rich Uncle Pennybags was commissioned many more times and eventually grew to represent more than just the financial collapse of 2008. Now his image has shifted to represent capitalistic materialism, the drive to achieve success, and how that success is expressed through the screens of social media. Alec himself has taken on the pseudonym ‘Monopoly.’ Along with the name, the top hat and golden chains, Alec Monopoly himself represents the culture he depicts in his artworks.
“The life I live is my artwork.” – Alec Monopoly
Originally from New York City, Alec Monopoly is now a global sensation. With over 1M followers on Instagram, Monopoly has established himself as one of the foremost artists of the graffiti genre. Every one of his artworks is original and portrays his light-hearted approach with bright colors and bubble letters, always making the viewer smile.
No stranger to Mykonos or the public lifestyle than comes along with the fame, Alec has already posted online his arrival to this popular island, and the massive floating sculpture that can be viewed from every hotel and restaurant in town.
The brightly colored character is the largest installation this Mediterranean paradise has ever seen! The work was launched as an integral part of the exhibit $PF Monopoly, set to kick-off with Alec Monopoly himself live painting on the sculpture while guests and travelers look on from the nearby Psarou Beach in Nammos Village. This float in Mykonos is expected to go viral, nothing like this has ever been done before.
Monopoly’s celebrity status has already drawn eyes as visitors to the island are excited to get through the doors of Eden Fine Art Gallery to view his latest works, but nothing can compare to the too-big-to-ignore Pennybags lounging on his $ float in Mykonos, nearby the gallery. In Monopoly’s recognizable portrayal, this character is working on his tan with a bottle of champagne in hand, not unlike Alec himself.
Art collector and daily tourists alike are waiting excitedly to see this unparalleled spectacle as Monopoly pulls off the most audacious live painting event ever before seen! Follow #edenlive on Instagram to see what will become of this exceptional installation!
125x167 cm | 49x65 in
Share with friends
180x180 cm | 70x70 in
120x180 cm | 47x70 in
99x38 cm | 38x14 in
120x100x76 cm | 47x39x29 in
140x200 cm | 55x78 in
44x60x41 cm | 17x23x16 in
122x91 cm | 48x35 in
175x315 cm | 68x124 in
180x260 cm | 70x102 in
Every year Basel Week Miami brings together thousands of collectors, galleries, and artists from across the globe. Join Eden Gallery in Miami this year for an extravagant series of events featuring exclusive Eden artists. Click here to learn more.
Art admirers came from all over the world to London this past week, to see Gal Yosef, Eduardo Kobra and Angelo Accardi at our New Bond Street gallery. Their latest collections blew guests away and in turn, were a smashing success. Click here to learn more.
Angelo Accardi made an epic splash this past weekend at Eden Gallery Mykonos, mingling, dancing, and exhibiting his art under the sun of the Aegan Sea. Click here to learn more.
The Monopoly Man strikes again! Alec Monopoly blessed the people of Mykonos last weekend by debuting his Skateboard Deck collection at Eden Gallery, Nammos Village. Click here to learn more.
Dutch artistic duo Kunst Met Een R are coming to Mykonos! Click here to RSVP and learn more about Ruben and Eva's comedic and delicious hand-sculpted works of art.
Missed Alec Monopoly in Mykonos? Click here to learn about the fabulous evening held by Eden Gallery in Mykonos and explore Alec's featured art collection.
Join Alec Monopoly this summer at Eden Gallery Mykonos for an unforgettable evening with the world-renowned graffiti artist. Click here to RSVP
3D artist Gal Yosef gave the guests of Eden Gallery Mykonos a memorable evening filled with art, music, and live performances. Click here to re-live the night with Eden Gallery.
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.
Subscribe for Exclusive Updates
Be the first to receive information about new collections, new artists, and event invitations.