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Blek le Rat

Jeune homme au chapeau à plumes, 2019

Acrylic and Stencil on canvas
51 1/5 × 38 1/5 × 1 1/5 in
130 × 97 × 3 cm
This is a unique work.
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Paris
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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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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

Jeune homme au chapeau à plumes, 2019

Acrylic and Stencil on canvas
51 1/5 × 38 1/5 × 1 1/5 in
130 × 97 × 3 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Paris
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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