Blek Le Rat (Xavier Prou) was born in Paris in 1951. He is a grand master of street art, and considered by many to be the originator of stencil graffiti. Blek has been adorning the streets of Paris with his hugely original and intelligent artwork since the early eighties, and he has been a massive influence on todayís graffiti and guerrilla art movements.
He started decorating the streets of Paris in 1981 with a rat stencil, hoping to create an invasion of rats in the city. He was inspiered to created this stencil after seeing the graffiti in New York in the 70ís, but he didnít just want to copy the American style he wanted to create a style that suited Paris and so he chose the stencil as he saw this something very More...
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