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Blek le Rat

Rat N.5, ca. 2019

Art paper
12 1/5 × 9 1/10 in
31 × 23 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€900
location
Paris
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About the work
Signature
Hand signed
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

Rat N.5, ca. 2019

Art paper
12 1/5 × 9 1/10 in
31 × 23 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€900
location
Paris
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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