DUBAI WALLS – Blek le Rat

Published on : DUBAI WALLS Blek le Rat, the pioneer of urban art in Europe joined the street art inspired movement #DubaiWalls. The Pioneer of urban art in Europe, Blek le Rat was the first to use stencils for creating public art on the street, using icons instead of writing his name. He was first exposed to graffiti in 1971 …

Graffiti: Paint and Protest in Europe

Published on : BBC The Documentary Graffiti’s modern role is evolving rapidly. From Europe to Brazil, street artists are displaying their anger about inequality, invisibility, corruption and control. Powerful images and words on walls are creating international headlines. But can breaking one law help to change another? Where should the line be drawn between democracy and vandalism, vandalism and art? …

Blek le Rat

Published on : Escape Into Life     Artist Bio A pioneer of graffiti writers in Europe, Blek le Rat was one of the first people to use stencils to make public art on the street using icons instead of writing his name. He was first exposed to graffiti in 1971 in New York, but didn’t start making his own …

Blek le Rat meets Banksy in the Mission

Published on : Mission Mission   A tipster sent us these pics of the latest addition to the ongoing collaborative mural by Public Works started by Banksy during his 2010 promotional surge through the city. This augmentation was allegedly added by none other than French pioneering stencil artist Blek Le Rat. More pics after the jump. Source : http://www.missionmission.org/2011/03/17/blek-le-rat-meets-banksy-in-the-mission/

Blek Le Rat Interview

Published on : Fecal Face Decades before the term street art was being uttered from ad executives’ mouths, Blek Le Rat was bouncing about Paris throwing up political, thoughtful and humorous stencils… Banksy was quoted as saying, “Every time I think I’ve painted something slightly original, I find out that Blek Le Rat has done it as well. Only twenty …

Blek le Rat: This is not a Banksy

Published on : The Independent The media furore surrounding the identity of the street artist Banksy has pushed an underground culture out of the shadows and into the limelight. For years, the suggestion that graffiti might be considered a valid art-form has been received with splutters of indignation from the established art world and public alike. Now, with auction houses …