Blek le Rat, ‘Getting Through the Walls’, 2008, Photography, C-print in colours, Forum Auctions
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Getting Through the Walls, 2008

C-print in colours
20 9/10 × 27 3/5 in
53 × 70 cm
Edition of 200
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signed by the artist and the photographer, numbered from the edition of 200 in black marker, on …

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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 by the artist and the photographer, numbered from the edition of 200 in black marker, on Fuji Crystal archive paper, published by Black Rat Press, London, with full margins, sheet 530 x 700mm (21 x 27 1/2in) (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.

Getting Through the Walls, 2008

C-print in colours
20 9/10 × 27 3/5 in
53 × 70 cm
Edition of 200
Bidding closed
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