“Our life is a whirlwind of chaos today
Twirling around in an awful display.
We all get caught up when rolling the dice,
Dealing with things that cause too much strife.
When industry started bursting through the town,
Causing growth to the rich, the poor abound.
Yet any the man who’s humble and true,
Still finds love for his dog when he steals his shoe.
Rich battleships sail through our murky waters,
In wars poor men fight for wives, sons and daughters.
When seeking fine clothing, cars and money,
You’ll find the GO down, ain’t all that funny.
Keep peace in your heart and let love swell.
If you can’t do that, the RUN LIKE HELL!”
The sculpture you are referring to, “Take the Money and Run” by Paul Lotz, is a charming piece that marries the iconic imagery of the classic Monopoly game with the artistry of bronze sculpting. The piece features a Monopoly car game piece topped with the equally recognizable Monopoly man, complete with his signature top hat and mustache.
The sculpture is crafted in bronze, which gives it a substantial weight and a timeless quality, complementing the nostalgic value of the Monopoly theme. The character is depicted with a joyful expression, perhaps hinting at the triumphant feeling of a successful stint in the game, or quite literally, taking the money and running away in a whimsical Monopoly world scenario.
This piece would appeal to collectors and enthusiasts of both fine art and classic board games, evoking a sense of fun, strategy, and the golden days of family game nights. It’s a playful nod to the capitalist themes of the Monopoly game, captured in the permanence of metal by the artist’s skillful hands.