Blek le Rat Street art in the Ministry of Walls Street Art Gallery Shop. Blek le rat is a french artist from Paris. 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”. Visit our shop to see all our Blek le Rat Artworks