Alec Monopoly And David Yarrow at Fontainebleau
Miami, December 2017
Berkeley Bespoke was thrilled to attend a special VIP opening of the famed street artist Alec Monopoly and fine photographer – David Yarrow in association with Maddox Gallery during Art Basel Miami. A fascinating evening which took place at the famous Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach welcomed media and VIP guests before officially opening to the public.
Photographs by David Yarrow
This month, Maddox Gallery was delighted to be making its debut appearance at Art Miami, bringing stunning contemporary artworks from London to a new US audience.
Maddox Gallery is at the forefront of the contemporary and modern art scene in London, with a reputation for exhibiting exclusive art from internationally acclaimed and emerging artists. The flagship Maddox Street gallery is a four floor Victorian townhouse based in the heart of Mayfair, and two other galleries are located in Mayfair and Notting Hill.
“The Wolf of Main Street” by David Yarrow
“Wild Encounters” by David Yarrow
“Trust” by David Yarrow
Alec Monopoly, Scott Disick and Sofia Richie
Jay Rutland, David Yarrow and Seth Leminof (courtesy of Jay Rutland)
Jonathan Cheban, Sofia Richie, Scott Disick, Alec Monopoly and David Einhorn (courtesy of Zimbio)
Andrew Bezhenar and Sergey Petrossov
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.
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 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.
Eduardo Serio and Arina Sprynz