Skip to Main Content
Navigate left
Navigate right
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Blek le Rat

Running Man, 2008

Silkscreen on paper
41 × 29 in
104.1 × 73.7 cm
Edition 47/75
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
Provenance
JA
Julien's Auctions

Blek Le Rat was spraying stencils well before the celebrated artists Banksy and Bambi were marking …

Read more

Blek Le Rat was spraying stencils well before the celebrated artists Banksy and Bambi were marking streets. Although titled Running Man, there is much debate surrounding the subject of this stencil—is the man actually running or is he stubbing his toe? Blek le Rat's simplistic rendering of the stencil has been …

Read more
Medium
Print
Signature
Signed to the lower right and numbered to the lower left. Artist's blindstamp "The Black Rat Press" on lower right.
Blek le Rat
French, b. 1951
Follow

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.

Navigate left
Navigate right
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
About the work
Provenance
JA
Julien's Auctions

Blek Le Rat was spraying stencils well before the celebrated artists Banksy and Bambi were marking …

Read more

Blek Le Rat was spraying stencils well before the celebrated artists Banksy and Bambi were marking streets. Although titled Running Man, there is much debate surrounding the subject of this stencil—is the man actually running or is he stubbing his toe? Blek le Rat's simplistic rendering of the stencil has been …

Read more
Medium
Print
Signature
Signed to the lower right and numbered to the lower left. Artist's blindstamp "The Black Rat Press" on lower right.
Blek le Rat
French, b. 1951
Follow

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

Running Man, 2008

Silkscreen on paper
41 × 29 in
104.1 × 73.7 cm
Edition 47/75
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Blek le Rat