Blek le Rat

About the Artist

Every time I think I’ve painted something slightly original, I find out that Blek Le Rat has done it as well. Only twenty years earlier.
Banksy, 2005

The “Godfather” of Graffiti Art, Blek Le Rat (or Xavier Prou to his mother) was born in Paris in 1951. Considered by many to be the originator of stencil graffiti, Blek has been adorning the streets of Paris with his hugely original and intelligent artwork since the early eighties. A massive influence on today’s graffiti and guerrilla art movements, Blek’s arresting images have a timeless, universal appeal that go beyond underground street art. 

During 1981 to 1983 at the beginning of the stencil graffiti art I had the idea to use stencil to make graffiti for one reason. I did not want to imitate the American graffiti that I had seen in NYC in 1971 during a journey I had done over there. I wanted to have my own style in the street... I began to spray some small rats in the streets of Paris because rats are the only wild living animals in cities and only rats will survive when the human race will have disappeared and died out.”

Rat No5
Signed Screen Print Edition of 300
Size unframed: 230mm x 310mm
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mask

Mask
Signed Screen Print Edition of 50
Size unframed: 570mm x 770mm
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spray can

Spray Can
Signed Screen Print Edition of 50
Size unframed: 570mm x 770mm
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King Of Chicago
Signed Numbered Limited Edition Screen Print Edition of 50
Size framed: 680mm x 870mm
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diana and angel

Diana and Angel
Signed Screenprint Ed of 100
Size Unframed: 960mm x 880mm
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rat the artists paraphernalia
Rat ”The Street Artist’s Paraphernalia”

Signed Numbered Limited Edition Screen Print Edition of 300
Size unframed: 310mm x 230mm
SOLD

Tango release

The Last Tango in Paris
Signed 2 Colour Screen Print Edition of 50
Size unframed: 760mm x 560mm
SOLD

resist against imposters

Resist Against the Imposters
Signed Screenprint (ed of 85)
Size Unframed: 540mm x 650mm
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pied piper

Pied Piper
Signed Screen Print Edition of 50
Size unframed: 570mm x 770mm
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The Warrior
Signed Numbered Limited Edition Screen Print Edition of 300
Size framed: 415mm x 335mm
SOLD

Rope Pulling (Pink)

3 Colour Screen Print, Edition of 60
Size framed: 870mm x 680mm
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after the apocalypse

After the Apocalypse
Signed Numbered Limited Edition Screen Print Edition of 300
Size unframed: 310mm x 230mm
SOLD

computer man (green)

Computer Man
Signed Screenprint (ed of 150)
Size Unframed: 700mm x 580mm
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The man Who Walks Through Walls

The Man Who Walks Through Walls
Five Colour Screenprint
Size unframed: 534mm x 735mm
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man who walks

The Man Who Walks Through Walls
Original Spraypaint On Canvas Ed of 10
Size unframed: 570mm x 770mm
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HMV set of 4

His Masters Voiceless (Set)
Screenprint including Varnish (Edition of 100)
Size unframed: 720mm x740mm each
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dancer

Dancer
Signed Screenprint (ed/150)
Size Unframed: 550mm x 520mm
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dream but dont sleep

Dream but Don’t Sleep (Set of 4)
Signed Screenprint Edition of 30
Size Unframed: 500mm x 500mm
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david

David with Kalashnikov
Signed Screenprint of 200
Size Unframed: 520mm x 720mm
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space cowboy

Space Cowboy
Original Spray Paint on Canvas 5/10
Size unframed: 570mm x 770mm
SOLD

Last Tango In Paris

Last Tango in Paris
Screenprint (Edition of 145)
Size unframed: 590mm x 570mm
SOLD

shock and awe

Shock and Awe
Two Colour Screenprint
Size unframed: 530mm x 710mm
SOLD

media circus

Media Circus
Original Spray Paint on Canvas 1/2
Size unframed: 1000mm x 725mm
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dream but don't sleep

Dream But Don’t Sleep
Original Spray Paint on Canvas (Unique)
Size unframed: 600mm x 600mm
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armour for the mission

Armour for the Mission
Original Spray Paint on Canvas 1/2
Size unframed: 610mm x 810mm
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desert storm

Desert Storm
Original Spray Paint on Canvas Ed of 10
Size unframed: 610mm x 500mm
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homage to the muse

Homage to the Muse
Original Spray Paint on Canvas 1/2
Size unframed: 730mm x 1000mm
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