Complex: Tell us about your recent brush with the NYPD Vandal Squad. We heard you jumped through a garbage chute to avoid them while you were setting up for a gallery show.

Alec Monopoly: It didn’t hurt, but going down [the garbage chute] was kind of nasty, being in all of that garbage. I was so paranoid, I thought they were tapping my phones. I actually still think they were tapping my phones. When we were setting up the gallery show, there were like four cop cars outside the building, and if the gallery hadn’t been connected to a hotel, I wouldn’t have gotten out of there. I got out and into a cab and laid down in the back seat. That’s the good thing about New York, once you’re in a cab you can be invisible.