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Blek le Rat

Crooner Rat, 2016

Screenprint on paper
9 × 12 1/4 in
22.9 × 31.1 cm
Edition 111/150
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
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Numbered in pencil lower left "111/150"
Framed: 18 x 15 inches

Numbered in pencil lower left "111/150"
Framed: 18 x 15 inches

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Signed in pencil lower right "Blek le Rat"
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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Numbered in pencil lower left "111/150"
Framed: 18 x 15 inches

Numbered in pencil lower left "111/150"
Framed: 18 x 15 inches

Signature
Signed in pencil lower right "Blek le Rat"
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.

Blek le Rat

Crooner Rat, 2016

Screenprint on paper
9 × 12 1/4 in
22.9 × 31.1 cm
Edition 111/150
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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