Blek le Rat! A special volume celebrating thirty years of work from the highly prolific and influential stencil graffiti artist, Xavier Prou!
This retrospective features the artist’s private family photos, point and shoot images of his graffiti artwork from around the world, and full-color reproductions of his gallery pieces. The book is separated into two distinct sections: “Street Art” and “Fine Art,” both of which are augmented by the writing of celebrated scholars, critics, experts in relevant fields, fellow artists, journalists, collectors and gallerists. Lavishly illustrated with more than 200 images,Blek le Rat, the 30 year anniversary retrospective offers the first full history of this seminal artist’s tradition and legacy, featuring:
•Street art images from around the world •Full-color reproductions of Blek le Rat’s fine art •Never before seen images from the Prou family’s private archives •30+ essays from celebrated artists, scholars, critics and curators from around the world
Contributors include: •Jonathan LeVine, Jonathan LeVine Gallery •Jeffrey T. Iverson,Time Magazine •Carol Kino, culture critic, journalist, and regular contributer to theNew York Times •Russell Howze, author ofStencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art •Carlo McCormick, culture critic, curator and senior editor ofPaper Magazine •Waldemar Januszczak, Britain’s most distinguished art critic, writer forSunday Times •Jean-David Malat, Opera Gallery •Justin Giarla, White Walls Gallery •Anthony Lister, painter and installation artist •Shepard Fairey, street artist . . .and many many more!