Blek Le Rat A French Graffiti Artist
Blek le Rat, born Xavier Prou, 1952, is a French graffiti artist. He was one of the first graffiti artists in Paris, and has been described as the "Father of stencil graffiti". Blek began his artwork in 1981, painting stencils of rats on the walls of Paris streets. He described the rat as "the only free animal in the city", and one which "spreads the plague everywhere, just like street art". His name originates from the comic book Blek le Roc, using "rat" as an anagram for "art". [from wikipedia]
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8th at Willamette 2017 Blek Le Rat A French Graffiti Artist 20x21 Project In Eugene, Oregon

With his case of stencils and a box of art supplies on his shoulder, the Godfather of Stencil Art traversed the streets and alleys of downtown Eugene during his visit. In total, he created ten works of art in the community, though we won't tell you all the locations. Part of the fun is stumbling upon his work on your own. [from 20x21 website]

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Dancers 2017 Blek Le Rat A French Graffiti Artist 20x21 Project In Eugene, Oregon

Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. [from wikipedia]

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Violin 2017 Blek Le Rat A French Graffiti Artist 20x21 Project In Eugene, Oregon

Blek le rat initially disagreed with those who claim Banksy has copied his work: "People say he copies me, but I don't think so. I'm the old man, he's the new kid, and if I'm an inspiration to an artist that good, I love it. I feel what he is doing in London is similar to the rock movement in the Sixties." [from wikipedia]

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