Blek le Rat, ‘Cop Walking’, 2008, Julien's Auctions
Blek le Rat, ‘Cop Walking’, 2008, Julien's Auctions
Blek le Rat, ‘Cop Walking’, 2008, Julien's Auctions

Unframed

A collaborative work by Blek Le Rat with his wife and photographer Sybille Prou & Shepard Fairey. From an exhibition titled "Blek le Rat'ss Art Is Not Peace But War" produced by the Subliminal Project Gallery, Los Angeles, 2008.

Signature: Signed in pencil lower right by Shepard, Blek, and Prou and numbered in pencil lower left 18/100

About Blek le Rat

Pioneering French graffiti artist Blek Le Rat counts the infamous Banksy among his many admirers. Using stencils instead of stylized lettering for graffiti, Blek was one of the first true street artists. Originally known for stenciling a giant graphic image of a rat all over Paris, which to him symbolized both freedom and the dissemination of art through the city as if it were the plague, in recent years Blek’s work has become more political, focusing on the homeless, the environment, and other social causes. His posters of kidnapped French journalist Florence Aubenas helped raised public awareness of her situation, pressuring politicians and journalists to work harder for her release.

French, b. 1951, Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Solo Shows

2008
Los Angeles,
ART IS NOT PEACE BUT WAR

Group Shows

2017
Montreal,
Eclectic : An Online Exhibition
2016
Gregorio Escalante Gallery, 
Los Angeles,
SONS OF POMPEII – Group Exhibition
2015