Edition of 120
34 cm x 34 cm
Blek le Rat's work Golden Rat (on black background) is a two-colour silkscreen print on paper in a limited edition of 120 and signed in original by the artist.
This work depicts the silhouette of a golden rat on a solid black background. The rat is a distinctive feature of his works, Blek le Rat in fact began painting rats on the streets of Paris in the early 1980s. For the French street artist, these animals symbolise Street Art itself and its ability to spread through the streets of the metropolis. Blek also chooses to use the word 'rat' in his stage name, which is also an anagram of 'art'.
The artist Blek le Rat is considered to be the father of Stencil Art, so much so that many street artists of later generations take inspiration from his work, for example Banksy himself.
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Born in Paris in 1951, Blek le Rat is considered to be one of the first internationally known street artists and the father of the stencil technique; Banksy and many other artists were inspired by his works. Blek le Rat began his artistic career in 1981 by painting his iconic black rats on the streets of the French capital - subjects to which he pays homage under his stage name.
In his work, the artist Blek le Rat often refers to the great masters of art history, such as Leonardo, Michelangelo and Caravaggio.
The street artist has participated in numerous group exhibitions and has exhibited in important museum institutions such as the Centre George Pompidou and the National Centre of Contemporary Art in France.
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