BLEK LE RAT – David with Kalashnikov

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BLEK LE RAT – David with Kalashnikov


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Artist: Blek le Rat

Year: 2007

Title: David with Kalashnikov

Size: 244  cm x 120 cm  (96,06 x 47,24 inch)

Medium: Spraypaint on canvas

Edition: 1/1

Signed: yes

Framed: yes

COA: yes


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Blek le Rat – David with Kalashnikov

was born Xavier Prou in Paris, France in 1951. The pioneer of graffiti writers in Europe, he was one of the first to use stencils for creating icons instead of writing his name. He was first exposed to graffiti in 1971, in New York, but didn’t start making his own until ten years later, in Paris. Inspired by a stenciled portrait of Mussolini he created a silhouette of a rat running along the streets, which quickly became recognized around Paris. Blek’s work has been exhibited in galleries around the world and featured in publications such as TIME Magazine, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. In 2008, his first monograph, Blek le Rat – Getting Through Walls, was published by Thames + Hudson. In 2011, Art Publishing, Ltd. released Blek le Rat: 30 Year Anniversary Retrospective.

Blek le Rat  was one of the first graffiti artists in Paris, and has been described as the “Father of stencil graffiti”.


He has had a great influence on today’s graffiti art and “urban art” movements, the main motivation of his work being social consciousness and the desire to bring art to the people.

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