Real Name: Alec Andon
Date of Birth: 1986
How Old is Alec Monopoly: 32 years
Birth Place: New York City, New York, United States
How Tall is Alec Monopoly: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 72 kgs
Alec Monopoly Facts:
Alec Monopoly is a graffiti artist from NewYork.
He uses a diverse range of materials in his art including stencils, spray paint, epoxies, varnishes and newspapers)
He is the son of two wealthy financiers. His work has also been featured in numerous magazines.
He took part in an exhibition is widely known for his art and once went to a party in a Lamborghini which he had painted himself.
Monopoly’s work has been purchased by Philipp Plein, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Snoop Dogg, Seth Rogen, Adrien Brody and Iggy Azalea.
He is a brand ambassador with Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer and created a mural live, on the red carpet for the 2013 film, Justin Bieber’s ‘Believe’.
Monopoly is best known for his tuxedoed and top-hatted graffiti character of Monopoly Man
Alec Monopoly Quotes:
“The life I live is my art work.”
“My mom is a painter, so I’ve been doing drawings and paintings as early as I can remember. Then there was this gap where I was doing graffiti in high school and making as much [traditional] art.”
“When I was first painting the Monopoly guy I received a criticism. People said, “You’re just painting cartoon characters, anyone can do that,” but I’m actually a very skilled artist. That’s why I released a Jack Nicholson portrait right after that that was very detailed in the face to show my skills.”
“Graffiti is a lot easier than the canvas actually, because it’s such a large format, so when you’re going to such a thin detail, it’s not that thin in the realm of things because it’s such a big wall. This would take a small paintbrush of detail, but on a huge wall, if that’s the size of a building, the thinnest detail is still that big, it’s a quick spray. Spray paint is easiest for me. I love spray paint.”
“I did an art show for Donald Trump at his house in Palm Beach, Florida. It was a bunch of pop art and stuff like that, so I wasn’t doing any graffiti at that time, so I’d say from about 2000 to 2006, I wasn’t doing any graffiti.”
“I spent maybe a week all day every day working on the wall, my first legal wall because I was just so excited and it was nice to be able to chill and relax and work on the piece instead of doing it quickly and running from the cops or whatever. Then it just really grew from there. Other people saw it and appreciated the skill.”
“I had just been doing graffiti around New York and this real estate investor guy had walked through meat packing in New York and saw some of my graffiti. He was impressed and asked if I sold canvases. I really had not made any canvases of my graffiti work yet, but told him I could make one for him. He then commissioned me to make ten paintings and put on my first art show. Between the sold-out show and the cops chasing after me it created a lot of media and I’ve been doing really well since then.”
Alec Monopoly Filmography:
- Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes (2014)
- World Wide Kat (2014)
- Lord of the Freaks (2015)
- Lopez (2017)
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