June 4, 2012
’1981 to 1983 the beginning of the stencil graffiti art. I had the idea to use stencils 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.’ – Blek
Check out this full length documentary of legendary stencil artist Blek Le Rat above. Alternatively you can visit him HERE for more info about his work. Enjoy!