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Blek le Rat

Diana and The Angel, 2008

Screenprint in colours
34 3/10 × 37 4/5 in
87 × 96 cm
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Sworders

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Signed and inscribed ‘archive 2’ in pencil, a proof aside from the edition of 100, with The Blek Rat Press blindstamp, on wove paper, with full margins, unframed

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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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Signed and inscribed ‘archive 2’ in pencil, a proof aside from the edition of 100, with The Blek Rat Press blindstamp, on wove paper, with full margins, unframed

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Print
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

Diana and The Angel, 2008

Screenprint in colours
34 3/10 × 37 4/5 in
87 × 96 cm
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