This box contains the book by Sybille Prou and King Adz (published by Thames & Hudson) which “features photographs of hundreds of Blek’s works and an in-depth exploration of the method and meaning behind his stencils, as well as a look at the evolution of urban art from New York, Paris, Barcelona and Buenos Aires to London, Taipei, Naples and Berlin. It will inspire anyone interested in design or contemporary urban culture” as well as limited edition original print by Blek le Rat (edition of 250, signed and numbered) of the rat that is also featured on the cover. Inquire for more information!
Blek le Rat – born Xavier Prou – (1952) is a French graffiti artist from Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris. Blek le Rat is considered one of the first graffiti artists in Paris, as well as the originator of stencil graffiti art. Blek’s identity was revealed to French authorities in 1991 when he was arrested while stencilling a replica of Caravaggio’s Madonna and child on a wall. Since then, Blek works exclusively with pre-stencilled posters. He has had a great influence on today’s graffiti art and guerrilla art, and is a big inspiration to British artist Banksy. His stencils tend to have a critical but humoristic message about today’s society.