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Avant Gallery Presents: Alec Monopoly “Can’t Get Out of Jail Free!” (Miami, FL)

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Alec (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Avant Gallery presents Alec Monopoly: Can’t Get Out of Jail Free!

Miami, FL, March 21 2011

Avant Gallery proudly presents the work of ‘Alec Monopoly’, a young street artist based in Los Angeles, known throughout major city centers such as New York, London and Los Angeles for his placement of the beloved protagonist of the synonymous board game over lampposts, billboards, walls and telephone posts.

In an excerpt from ‘Alec Monopoly’: Ammunition for the Guerilla Artist’, Miami-based consultant and critic Shana Beth Mason writes, ‘‘Alec’s’ artistic motive appears to be twofold: a direct, pointedly negative commentary on the structures he paints, and the marketing of that politic utilizing a cultural icon associated with a treasured family activity, specifically within the American collective consciousness. In a more controlled, commercial gallery setup, ‘Alec’s’ work translates from an expletive gesture towards the invisible bureaucratic juggernaut into a multi-faceted array of Pop culture icons interspersed with financially-apocalyptic newspaper clippings. What separates his efforts from other high-profile graffiti artists who have effectively transitioned into the commercial art sphere (a.k.a. Banksy and Mr. Brainwash) is his tireless emphasis on the emotional experience of the American financial crisis, alongside a deeper attraction to the ‘anti-hero’ personas of Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro.’

‘Alec Monopoly’ is the alias of an unidentified graffiti artist, originally from New York City. The artist primarily works in the urban environments of New York and Los Angeles, using varied materials (including stencils, spray paint, epoxies, varnishes and newspapers) to subversively depict the protagonist of the internationally-beloved board game, Monopoly. ‘Alec’ cites his artistic origins as learning from his mother, an artist, eventually abandoning traditional academically-driven art classes to pursue an individual methodology. ‘Alec’ and his work have been covered by  Brooklyn Street Art, The Huffington Post, The Wooster Collective (New York), Juxtapoz Magazine, and The Dirt Floor.com. Recently, Paramount Pictures commissioned Alec to design the logo for their new production company, Insurge. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles.

Avant Gallery is located at 3850 N. Miami Avenue in the internationally-renowned Miami Design District. Avant Gallery offers unique, contemporary ‘objects d’art’ with a distinctive Pop sensibility coupled with Modern utility. Furniture accents, lighting concepts, applied fine art and design works and collectibles are available to a vast range of clients from interior designers and contemporary art collectors to homeowners and businesses.

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Happy Valentines From BSA : Street Art Love

Whether it’s a stencil, a wheat-pasted drawing, or even a framed photo glue-gunned to a wall, Street Artists show us that it is all about love, as you know.  Here are a number of different takes on the theme from Street Artists around New York. It’s our Valentine to you, because you are beautiful.

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You Are Beautiful (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sixten (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-the-dude-company-valentines-jaime-rojo-02-11-webThe Dude Company (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Alec (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Banksy (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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From Bishop 203 and Dirty Bandits a Special Valentines Wish to the BSA family. They also made an animated version you can send to friends. Click here to see it.

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Chris Stain and Armsrock (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Chris Uphues (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Photo © Jaime Rojo

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Faile (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Imminent Disaster (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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photo © Jaime Rojo

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Mark Carvalho (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The Ring Please (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Stickman and Know Hope (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swoon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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TipToe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Waylon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images Of The Week 02.06.11

Images Of The Week 02.06.11

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Our weekly interview with the Street, this week featuring Alec, Kamineko, NohJColey, Oculo, Pawz,  and Vie3

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NohJColey’s second interactive sculpture in Brooklyn. The rod on the figures’ right hand side controls the movement of the figures head. It takes a couple of attempts, but the head will move revealing a hand and spoon. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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NohJColey. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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NohJColey. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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NohJColey. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-vie3-jaime-rojo-02-11Frida Kahlo appears in New York, by VIE3 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-Alec-jaime-rojo-02-11New York, monopoly, banker. Pretty much sums it up Alec.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Oculo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-hello-hangover-brooklyn-jaime-rojo-02-11This is exactly what I said to myself yesterday morning ouch! (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-Komodo-dragon-jaime-rojo-02-11Hey there, dinosaur breath! (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-stencil-jaime-rojo-02-11Don’t overdose now. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-Terry-Richardson-jaime-rojo-02-11You get the thumbs up from Terry Richardson (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-viva-la-brooklyn-jaime-rojo-02-11That’s right. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Julian Assange in West End, Queensland, Australia by Kamineko. (photo © Pawz)  More here:

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Fire and Ice (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images Of The Week 12.19.10

Images Of The Week 12.19.10

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Our weekly conversation with the street, this week featuring Alec, C215, Cash4, DestroyRebuild, Egypt, Katsu, Kid Zoom, Kouka, KR, NohJColey, ROA, Samson, and WK Interact.

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ROA had a brief stopover in Brooklyn from LA before returning home, and he had a moment to leave us a gift on the driveway gates at Factory Fresh in Bushwick (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Cash4, Egypt (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Katsu DestroyRebuild (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Alec does Twiggy, Andy, and Graffiti (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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C215 with Monkeys (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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KR at Monster Island (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kouka (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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NohjColey enters the street as a sculptor for the first time.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A Holidays sentiment, and the case for Collective Consumption. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Here’s a nice lollipop.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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This WK Interact piece has been on this wall for a long time. This time I liked the late Autumn light and the play between the climber and the stair case shadows against the white wall. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The mighty Samson has finished his mural in Bushwick (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kid Zoom’s Bear and Hands currently on view at the Opera Gallery Pop Up Shop in The Meat Packing District of Manhattan (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week 12.05.10

Images of the Week 12.05.10

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Our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Alec, El Celso, Faile, Kenny Scharf, Kouk, Robots, and UFO

brooklyn-street-art-kenny-scharf-jaime-rojo-12-10-webThe finished Kenny Scharf Houston Street wall has brought a jolt of flamboyant color to New York just as all the leaves have finally been beaten off the trees and we transition to grays. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A gentle revelation: Mother Mary appeared on the streets of Brooklyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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This dead bird sticker has been on this spot in the Meat Packing District of Manhattan since 2007. Some street art is made to last! (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Some pointed modular street talk. Hell Yes! (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-alec-jaime-rojo-11-10-webAlec stuffs this AK with peace and a flag (© Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-el-celso-amores-perros-jaime-rojo-12-10-webEl Celso’s own interpretation of those ubiquitous Peruvian posters (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-el-celso-jaime-rojo-12-10-webEl Celso (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-faile-jaime-rojo-12-10-webFaile (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-robots-jaime-rojo-12-101Robots at night (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-kouk-jaime-rojo-12-10-webKouk’s paintings of American Indians have been appearing in New York City – maybe they are a reference to this land that once was theirs before all the European illegal immigrants swarmed in? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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brooklyn-street-art-UFO-jaime-rojo-12-107A dead mouse next to a UFO. New York, New York! (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week 05.02.10 on BSA

Our weekly interview with the street; This week featuring Veng (RWK),Hellbent,Invader, Shepard Fairey, Showta, Gussa, Clown Soldier, Alec,C215,Chris (RWK), Skewville, DAIN,TrutoCorp, Trust Corp, Jaime Rojo

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A new rare red frog from Veng RWK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hellbent (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Space Invader looking down on Shepard Fairey
Space Invader looking down on Shepard Fairey (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Lemme tell you something, those Goldman Sachs guys just make me wanna Shout! ($howta) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gussa in action
Gussa in action (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hey Banana Head! New Clown Soldier (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Alec (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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C215 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A new take on Batman by Chris RWK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Skewville goes pop. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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YO Brooklyn!!  Trusto Corp (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A long fanged feller is partially viewable – Veng RWK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The man of the moment in NYC : Shepard Fairey (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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