Adrien Brody's Rolls Royce gets custom paint job by street artist Alec Monopoly
Aside from being an Oscar-winning actor, Adrien Brody is quite the car collector. Brody has such an extensive collection that he recently gave away a pair of classic vehicles to street artist Alec Monopoly: a 1967 Rolls Royce Shadow and a 1964 Pontiac Catalina. One of the vehicle’s, the Rolls Royce, is on display this week at Monopoly’s solo show Park Place, which is held at the LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles.
Although Monopoly inherited what many automotive enthusiasts would already consider a “piece of art,” the artist decided to re-work the car’s exterior with his signature style. Monopoly, who is famous for his satirical take on the Monopoly Man, turned Brody’s former ride into the “Richie Rich” mobile, outfitting the vehicle with numerous paintings of the famous fictional comic book character. The Rolls Royce Shadow also features Brody’s name on the license plate in a graffiti style front.
Aside from the re-imagined Rolls Royce, Monopoly’s exhibit touted 360 pieces inspired by the Monopoly Man and other famous cartoon characters including Scrooge McDuck. The art gallery also featured a painting with a $3 million price tag – in monopoly money. Since each set of Monopoly comes with $20,580, the $3 million price would translate to roughly $2,000. Brody, who visited the gallery on Tuesday, purchased 5 pieces to the tune of $20,000.
Known only by his pseudonym, Alec Monopoly is an anonymous painter and street artist from New York City, who now resides in L.A. In addition to displaying his artwork in galleries, Monopoly mainly showcases his concepts of wealth and excess via billboards and lampposts throughout the L.A. area. His work has been covered by The Huffington Post, Playboy Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine and Complex Magazine.
Brody’s garage may be a little less crowded, but the award-winning actor's collection still boasts several expensive vehicles like a $200,000 jet-black Ferrari, a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and a Yamaha R1 speed bike. Despite owning a number of high-profile rides, Brody also owns a 1987 Chrysler Conquest, which retails for about $2,000.
Brody, who won a Best Actor Oscar for his role in the 2002 drama The Pianist, can soon be seen in Wes Anderson’s upcoming movie The Grand Budapest Hotel. In addition to The Pianist, Brody has appeared in a wide variety of films like King Kong, Midnight in Paris, Predators, The Village and The Darjeeling Limited.
Stay tuned to see how Monopoly alters Brody’s classic Pontiac Catalina.