Richie Rich Paintings by Alec Monopoly

Richie Rich Paintings by Alec Monopoly

In Richie Rich Paintings by Alec Monopoly. Richie Rich, and his lavish life, are the central characters in the artwork of graffiti artist Alec Monopoly.

“Alec Monopoly” is the alias of an unidentified graffiti artist, originally from New York City. The artist primarily works with street art in the urban environments of New York, Los Angeles, and London using varied materials (including stencils, spray paint, epoxies, varnishes and newspapers) to subversively depict the mascot of the board game, Monopoly. Alec Monopoly and his work have been covered by The Huffington Post, the Wooster Collective, Juxtapoz magazine, Complex magazine, The Dirt Floor and commissioned by Paramount Pictures and Kiehl’s to name a few.

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 Alec 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. Alec 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 Alec 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 has been exhibited from 2012 at Guy Hepner galleries in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, and for events including the Armory Fair, Frieze Art Fair and Art Basel Miami Beach.

ARTWORK

Richie Rich Kaleidoscope by Alec Monopoly
Richie Rich Kaleidoscope by Alec Monopoly
Richie Rich Kaleidoscope by Alec Monopoly
ALECMONOPOLY, MONOPOLY, GRAFFITI, URBAN
Skate Bored Alec Monopoly
Skate Bored Alec Monopoly
2013
Richie Rich Money by Alec Monopoly
Richie Rich Money by Alec Monopoly
Richie Rich Money by Alec Monopoly
Richie Ice Cream by Alec Monopoly
Richie Ice Cream by Alec Monopoly
Richie Ice Cream by Alec Monopoly
2017
ALECMONOPOLY, MONOPOLY, GRAFFITI, URBAN
Richie Rich Overboard by Alec Monopoly
Richie Rich Overboard by Alec Monopoly
2013
ALECMONOPOLY, MONOPOLY, GRAFFITI, URBAN
Graffiti Richie by Alec Monopoly
Graffiti Richie by Alec Monopoly
2013
ALECMONOPOLY, MONOPOLY, GRAFFITI, URBAN
Hello It’s Richie by Alec Monopoly
Hello It’s Richie by Alec Monopoly
2013
ALECMONOPOLY, MONOPOLY, GRAFFITI, URBAN
Richie Rich by Alec Monopoly
Richie Rich by Alec Monopoly
2013
ALECMONOPOLY, MONOPOLY, GRAFFITI, URBAN
Richie Rich Flying by Alec Monopoly
Richie Rich Flying by Alec Monopoly
2013
ALECMONOPOLY, MONOPOLY, GRAFFITI, URBAN
Richie Rich Shadow by Alec Monopoly
Richie Rich Shadow by Alec Monopoly
2013
ALECMONOPOLY, MONOPOLY, GRAFFITI, URBAN
Richie Rich by Alec Monopoly
Richie Rich by Alec Monopoly
2013