Synopses & Reviews
Street artist Blek le Rat is revered and acknowledged by the international graffiti community, and his work has influenced CD design, advertising, and graphics, as well as the work of urban artists around the world.
From small, simple stencils to complex multimedia events, Blek's distinctive art is showcased here for the first time, demonstrating the development of his technique and creativity over two decades, from his unique images of Lady Diana and kidnapped journalist Florence Aubenas to his iconic silhouette of a rat.
The book features photographs of hundreds of Blek's works and an in-depth exploration of the method and meaning behind his stencils and posters, as well as a look at the evolution of urban art from New York, Paris, Barcelona, and Buenos Aires to London, Taipei, Naples, and Berlin.
A unique view of the life and work of one of the most elusive yet most applauded and influential figures in the world of street art from the past twenty years.
About the Author
Sybille Prou studied art and literary history in Cologne and is the author (with Bernhard van Treeck) of Pochoir and Graffiti in Paris. She is married to Blek le Rat and has photographed his work for many years.King Adz is a former filmmaker and advertising executive turned writer and street-culture aficionado. He is the author of The Urban Cookbook and coauthor of Blek Le Rat.Sybille Prou studied art and literary history in Cologne and is the author (with Bernhard van Treeck) of Pochoir and Graffiti in Paris. She is married to Blek le Rat and has photographed his work for many years.