Thursday, 15 April 2010

Blek Le Rat: Faces in the Mirror exhibition

Blek le Rat at White Walls | May 1, 2010 from White Walls Gallery on Vimeo.

Banksy didn't just wake up one morning and decide to go and paint with stencils. He was inspired by Blek Le Rat.

This Frenchman has been stencilling the streets of Paris for decades - a few sheep here, a Mona Lisa there.

The influence that would lead to The Banksy Show is quite evident. But while Banksy has become such a household name that even my mum has heard of him, Blek Le Rat has remained pretty much in the shadows.

And that, for the purists, is why he has become a legend.

If you're over San Francisco way on May 1 you can catch some of Blek's work at the White Walls Gallery.

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