BLEK LE RAT

Renaissance

  • medium Mixed media and aerosol on linen
  • edition 1
  • size 38.50w x 51.12h in
  • created 2021
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Notes

COA: This work comes with an official certificate of authenticity provided by the artist.

Collection Note:

Blek le Rat is a French graffiti artist who uses stencils and spray paint to create wall paintings, referencing photographic sources and juxtaposition to convey provocative and politically controversial statements. The artist’s interest in social commentary through graffiti has had a major influence on street artists around the world, including the anonymous Banksy. The French artist’s work is inspired by the compositions of Old Masters such as Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Guido Reni, and Leonardo da Vinci.

Renaissance is part of a grouping of works that the artist believes to be his “high art.” All of the works in this category feature musicians, musical instruments, dancers, and authors, all a nod to the artist’s fascination and adoration of cultural production.