Blek le Rat

For all those who have never heard of him, Blek le Rat is the godfather of stencil graffiti. He has been painting stencils on the street almost as long as guys like Banksy and Shephard Fairey have been alive!

Even Banksy acknowledges the influence that Blek has had on his work, (in)famously 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 years earlier."

Here's a little vid of the man talking about the more famous version of himself...

Here's some work from the early eighties right up to 2009.

If you want to read more about this guy, get hold  of a copy of his book. We've got a copy in our shop on Bath Street, Glasgow.

While your in the shop, you can pick up all the art materials you need to become the next Blek le Rat, Banksy, Shephard Fairey or why not put your come up with a style of your own and maybe somebody will be influenced by you twenty years from now.


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