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Blek le Rat

Cop Walking, 2008

Screenprint on paper
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
Edition 18/100
This is part of a limited edition set.
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A collaborative work by Blek Le Rat with his wife and photographer Sybille Prou & …

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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.

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Signed in pencil lower right by Shepard, Blek, and Prou and numbered in pencil lower left 18/100
Blek le Rat
French, b. 1951
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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.

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Unframed

A collaborative work by Blek Le Rat with his wife and photographer Sybille Prou & …

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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.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed in pencil lower right by Shepard, Blek, and Prou and numbered in pencil lower left 18/100
Blek le Rat
French, b. 1951
Follow

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.

Blek le Rat

Cop Walking, 2008

Screenprint on paper
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
Edition 18/100
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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