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Blek le Rat

Old Irish Man, 2002

Spray-Painted Stencil on Paper
66 9/10 × 28 3/10 in
170 × 72 cm
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location
Berlin, Prague
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About the work
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Provenance
Urban Spree Galerie
Berlin, Prague
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"Old Irish Man"

Spray-painted original stencil on 100 g/sm paper, signed with a stencil …

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"Old Irish Man"

Spray-painted original stencil on 100 g/sm paper, signed with a stencil "Blek le Rat", w/ added mention "Paris Berlin", dated "2002" & numbered "8/15".
Size: 170 x 72 cm

This original spray-painted stencil was part of a series exhibited on the …

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Signature
Stenciled signature "Blek le Rat" on the front, bottom right. "Paris-Berlin 2002" - Numbered 8/15
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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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Berlin, Prague
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"Old Irish Man"

Spray-painted original stencil on 100 g/sm paper, signed with a stencil …

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"Old Irish Man"

Spray-painted original stencil on 100 g/sm paper, signed with a stencil "Blek le Rat", w/ added mention "Paris Berlin", dated "2002" & numbered "8/15".
Size: 170 x 72 cm

This original spray-painted stencil was part of a series exhibited on the …

Read more
Signature
Stenciled signature "Blek le Rat" on the front, bottom right. "Paris-Berlin 2002" - Numbered 8/15
Image rights
Urban Spree Galerie
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

Old Irish Man, 2002

Spray-Painted Stencil on Paper
66 9/10 × 28 3/10 in
170 × 72 cm
Contact For Price
location
Berlin, Prague
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