Resist Against the Imposters


  • medium Spray paint and acrylic on canvas
  • edition 85
  • size 19.50w x 24.00h in
  • created 2006

COA: This work comes with a certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary
Additional Info: An early pioneer of stencil graffiti, French artist Blek Le Rat expresses diverse social concepts with spray paint on international streets. The present work represents his translation of political commentary to canvas. His distilling of human challenges, in this case one of resistance, emerges in terms of graphic visual poetry. Against a vivid red background, a figure likely stylizing a drummer here carries instruments that could be interpreted both as percussion instruments, and also arms for protest.