Alec Monopoly gained notoriety with his satirical graffiti murals depicting the Monopoly Man in a series of artistic interpretations that acted as social commentary on Wall Street. In this video, he explains what prompted his move from New York to Los Angeles, noting that he was getting into trouble for expressing his artistic hubris, as New York’s congestion means large blank spaces are usually reserved for advertisements. As street art is fleeting in the respect that buildings are torn down, murals painted over, etc., the artist notes this as being the main reason why he is committing his artwork to canvas — to assure that he is able to leave a piece of his work to history. Watch the video to learn a little more about this elusive figure who never thought he’d end up as an artist.
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