Alec Monopoly is a popular American street artist who gained widespread recognition for his signature character, the Monopoly Man. He was born in 1985 in New York City and grew up in Los Angeles. Alec's real name is unknown, as he keeps his identity concealed from the public. He began his artistic career in 2008 and has since become a prominent figure in the contemporary art world. Alec Monopoly's art style is characterized by his use of bright colors, cartoonish characters, and popular cultural references. His works often feature the Monopoly Man, a cartoonish representation of wealth and capitalism. He also incorporates elements of pop culture into his pieces, such as iconic characters from films, comics, and video games. The artist's work can be seen in public spaces all over the world, including on the walls of buildings, in galleries, and on billboards. He has collaborated with a number of well-known brands, including TAG Heuer, Hublot, and Philipp Plein. In 2013, he was commissioned to create a mural for the W Hotel in South Beach, Miami, which attracted international attention. Alec Monopoly's rise to fame has been closely tied to his association with several high-profile celebrities. He has been known to collaborate with celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Adrian Grenier. He has also been spotted at various Hollywood parties and events, where he often showcases his art. In addition to his street art, Alec Monopoly has also made a name for himself in the world of fine art. His works have been exhibited in galleries around the world, including Art Basel in Miami, the Opera Gallery in London, and the Galerie Brugier-Rigail in Paris. His paintings have fetched high prices at auctions, with some pieces selling for over $100,000. Alec Monopoly's success has inspired many other street artists to follow in his footsteps. He has been praised for his ability to bridge the gap between street art and high art, and for his unique artistic vision. Today, he continues to push boundaries and challenge traditional notions of what art can be.
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