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Stencil Pioneer – Blek Le Rat (Paris) The Rise of Graffiti Writing (2) – From New York To Europe (3/6)

Blek Le Rat (born in 1951, real name Xavier Prou) is a street artist active since the early 1980s. Although fascinated by the New York scene his works project a distinctly French sensibility. His signature use of stencils and his emblem the rat has influenced many street artists the world over including Banksy.