Street Artist Alec Monopoly Brings Rich Uncle Pennybags to Design District
In the video below, he says he started painting the top-hat character after the economy crashed a few years ago. He's since moved on to iconic faces like Jack Nicholson (right), Robert De Niro, and Christian Bale -- a la the American Psycho years. And if he's into painting mugshots of American excess and greed, then perhaps Charlie Sheen's tweaked face is not far behind.
See Alec Monopoly's "Can't Get Out of Jail Free" at Avant Gallery (3850 N. Miami Ave., Miami), when it opens this Friday. It runs through April 30 and gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday noon to 6 p.m. Visit avantgallery.com.
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