Monopolisa - Mixed Media Pop Art Collage of Mona Lisa on Old Monopoly Gameboard
Mixed Media - Mona Lisa On Monopoly Game
Monopolisa - Mixed media pop art collage print of Mona Lisa on a combination of the original U.S.A. "Landlord's game" board and a British version of the Monopoly gameboard framing a Mona Lisa painting. She is wearing a game piece hat and ring, has the cat game piece on her lap and is surrounded by other ship, dinosaur and car game pieces. Artist, Steven Shaver.
The discovery of a vintage record album featuring the famous Mona Lisa painting on the cover led to an idea to create pop art collages from record album covers, gameboards and other collectables that could include her. Starting with Nat King Cole, love songs have been sung about Mona Lisa, but what if there were album covers with images of other famous singers that could be shown next to her singing and looking at her? What if monuments like the Statue of Liberty on album covers, iconic athletes like Babe Ruth on baseball cards, or game trinkets like the cat on Monopoly gameboards were placed at her side trying to get her attention? What would Mona Lisa be thinking?
Fun facts: The board game Monopoly has its origin in the early 20th century. The earliest known version, known as The Landlord's Game, was designed by an American, Elizabeth Magie, and first patented in 1904 but existed as early as 1902. Magie, a follower of Henry George, originally intended The Landlord's Game to illustrate the economic consequences of Ricardo's Law of economic rent and the Georgist concepts of economic privilege and land value taxation. A series of board games was developed from 1906 through the 1930s that involved the buying and selling of land and the development of that land. By 1933, a board game had been created much like the modern version of Monopoly sold by Parker Brothers and its related companies through the rest of the 20th century, and into the 21st. Several people, mostly in the midwestern United States and near the East Coast of the United States, contributed to design and evolution.
Note: The watermark will NOT be on the image and the black outline is part of the design to make the collage appear framed, not an actual frame.
July 14th, 2022
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