Globetrotting street artist ALEC Monopoly has most recently been touring around Berlin, painting new characters by hand all over the streets. These fresh new faces seem pretty effortlessly incorporated into his repertoire. But, we think they must have been planned a little, or, at least the skill-set to draw them proportionately live on a wall was developed early on. Well, there’s really no arguing that second part of our theory when you look at ALEC’s freehand work around LA. Usually big, and often in pretty public spaces, ALEC had to get pretty good first to be so quick and thorough.
Check out his free-hand pieces we’ve found around LA below. You can see examples of ALEC’s new characters in Germany by visiting his Facebook page.
To see some of his stencil work in LA, check out our Take A Tour: ALEC Monopoly Stencils post.
(Alley East of Robertson and 3rd – West Hollywood – 11/13/11) (K74 stencil prior to ALEC’s visit - 10/20/11)
(Alley East of Robertson North of 3rd – West Hollywood – 11/13/11)
(Corner of Robertson and 3rd – West Hollywood – 11/23/11)
(Corner of Robertson and 3rd Revisited – 12/17/11) (Faded tag still remains despite buff/ weather ware – 4/9/12)
(Burton and Willaman – Beverly Hills – 10/11/11) (3rd and Gardner - West Hollywood – 1/14/12)
ALEC tag next to some other pieces, including an Life’s2Boring pasteup mocking the Monopoly man. A message from one artist to another?
(Melrose and Genesse – West Hollywood - 4/7/12) (Melrose and Spaulding – West Hollywood - 4/7/12)
(Robertson and Alden – West Hollywood – 4/8/12) (Martel North of Sunset – Hollywood – 4/25/12)
(West Knoll South of Melrose – West Hollywood – 2/11/12)
Again, featured alongside other up-and-coming LA artists such as Thank You X (‘s tribute to Steve Jobs), Free Humanity, and street art veteran André.
(Crescent Heights and Santa Monica – WeHo – 10/30/11) (Melrose and Martel – West Hollywood – 2/19/12)
(Fountain and Hayworth – West Hollywood – 1/8/12) (Wilcox North of Sunset – Hollywood – 121/12)
Climbing to great heights as always, here are some rooftop/elevated shots. The one in the construction site is from the building Mr. Brainwash used to host his exhibit earlier this year. You can make out the Monopoly face in the center, and notice the Free Humanity tag in the upper right side of the same picture.
(Melrose and Poinsettia – West Hollywood – 4/3/12) (La Brea and Romaine – Hollywood – 4/10/12)
(La Cienega North of Beverly – West Hollywood – 12/11/11)
(Melrose and Poinsettia – WeHo – 10/9/11) (Alley South of Beverly and Crescent Heights – WeHo – 1/8/12)
Lab Art Gallery on La Brea has a great collection of work done by street artists in their studios. However, the gallery also plays host to an epic ensamble of free-hand tags over their desk space. ALEC contributes to this, but also has canvas pieces on display, so make sure you get over to Lab Art to check them out.
(LAB ART Gallery collection – 217 South La Brea Avenue – 4/11/12)