Fabulous invitation mailed on time, check. Great space, check. Inventive theme, check. Hot artist, check. Fun guest list, check. All the elements present for a great party and the LAB ART Gallery, once again, proved to be a great host.
L.A Street Artist, ALEC Monopoly has arrived to “Park Place” and this is his first solo show in Los Angeles. The showcase features 360 of the artist’s past to current paintings as seen on the street worldwide, housed in the LAB ART Gallery on La Brea. “Monopoly has always been a great way to learn how the world turns,” said the artist. “With all games, as in life, we have the opportunity to start-over in order to succeed.” So true.
Monopoly is one of the hottest young artists on the Los Angeles scene at the moment, and is known for his satirical messages through his work using the Monopoly man to reference contemporary situations. Richie Rich, Jack Nicholson, Bob Marley, Twiggy, Basquiat, Madonna and Bob Dylan are all represented in Alec’s art in every size and variation.
Adrien Brody is such a big supporter, he donated his 1964 Pontiac Catalina, which carries a $500,000 price tag. The Oscar-winning actor and gorgeous guy furnished the collector car to be painted for the event as a real-life designer game piece “I’m proud to support ALEC’s vision,” said Adrien Brody. “His work portrays a positive outlook in ways that remind us that there is always a solution to a problem.” Atta boy.
Other guests in the crowd included, Jeremy Piven (Entourage), DJ and Producer Samantha Ronson, Natalie Morris (model) Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious), Tara Reid (American Reunion ), Dianna Agron (Glee), Ray Vanderbilt (owns Crime by Design) and Tony DeNiro (owns Pheed.)
“Park Place” opened to the public at the world’s largest street art gallery, LAB ART Gallery, owned by brother and sister curator duo, Iskander Lamseffer and Rachel Joelson on March 14th. The gallery is in the Arts District at 217 La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, California.
Sponsors for the evening included Hasbro Toys – the board games’ maker, Hudson Jeans, Freixenet, Clover Perfectly Pure and AquaHydrate, Mark Wahlberg, Ron Burkle and Sean Comb's new water.
All in all, a brilliant night.