Artists: Blek Le Rat

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Wikipedia Entry

Blek le Rat (pronounced [blɛk lə ʁa]; born Xavier Prou,[1] 1952)[2] is a French graffiti artist. He was one of the first graffiti artists in Paris, and has been described as the "Father of stencil graffiti".[3]



Street Stencils, Rats and Walls

One of the godfathers of the European street art movement, Blek le Rat inspired hundreds of artists around the world with his stenciled style. He is frequently cited as a major influence of artists like Banksy and Space Invader, and through his work in Paris he established a style of urban art that quickly spread through Europe and eventually the United States.

Despite the enormous role he played in 1980s and 1990s street art, Blek le Rat kept a low profile through most of his career to avoid prison time, fines and public harassment. He struggled years before urban art was a somewhat acceptable genre, documenting his own works and trying to find ways to make a living as a professional artist. He set the stage for an artistic revolution through years of absolute obscurity.

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  • Blek Le Rat 'Classical With Violin'
    Blek Le Rat 'Classical With Violin'
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