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Alec Monopoly

PIANO MONOPOLY, 2013

MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS
36 × 48 in
91.4 × 121.9 cm
This is a unique work.
$125,000
location
Aventura
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Aventura
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Original mixed media on canvas. Hand signed by the artist on recto. Canvas size 36 x 48 inches. …

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Original mixed media on canvas. Hand signed by the artist on recto. Canvas size 36 x 48 inches. Custom framed as pictured. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable offers will be considered.

Condition
Excellent
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Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed by the artist on recto.
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
Included
Alec Monopoly
American, b. 1986
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Street artist Alec Monopoly takes his name from the transaction-based board game in which players buy and sell property, accumulate money, and try to make their opponents go broke. The artist employs the character of Rich Uncle Pennybags, the game's suited mascot, to deliver his critique of capitalist greed. In Monopoly's tableaux, done on city surfaces or on newsprint and framed, the mustachioed character sprints with a moneybag under one arm, laments the lack of universal health care, and gets beaten by a policeman with a bully club. Monopoly uses a cartoonish style to comment on real-world problems, delivering a simplified and exaggerated message nonetheless justified in its decrial of a broken economic system. The first real figure Monopoly painted was Bernie Madoff, whom he considers the ultimate symbol of financial collapse. He also uses cartoon characters Scrooge McDuck and Richie Rich in his work.

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Original mixed media on canvas. Hand signed by the artist on recto. Canvas size 36 x 48 inches. …

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Original mixed media on canvas. Hand signed by the artist on recto. Canvas size 36 x 48 inches. Custom framed as pictured. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable offers will be considered.

Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed by the artist on recto.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Alec Monopoly
American, b. 1986
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Street artist Alec Monopoly takes his name from the transaction-based board game in which players buy and sell property, accumulate money, and try to make their opponents go broke. The artist employs the character of Rich Uncle Pennybags, the game's suited mascot, to deliver his critique of capitalist greed. In Monopoly's tableaux, done on city surfaces or on newsprint and framed, the mustachioed character sprints with a moneybag under one arm, laments the lack of universal health care, and gets beaten by a policeman with a bully club. Monopoly uses a cartoonish style to comment on real-world problems, delivering a simplified and exaggerated message nonetheless justified in its decrial of a broken economic system. The first real figure Monopoly painted was Bernie Madoff, whom he considers the ultimate symbol of financial collapse. He also uses cartoon characters Scrooge McDuck and Richie Rich in his work.

Alec Monopoly

PIANO MONOPOLY, 2013

MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS
36 × 48 in
91.4 × 121.9 cm
This is a unique work.
$125,000
location
Aventura
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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