Xavier Prou, aka Blek le Rat, decided to leave some of his stencil art on the walls of Brighton!
For an interview for The Argus he said:
“I love the architecture of Brighton, the relatively old walls and beautiful colours and the fact that Brighton is linked to music.”
He said the new mural “stands for all the street artists, musicians, painters, dancers alike” and added “it is my way to pay my respect to them”.
He continued: “Music has always been important for me. I cannot remember one day in my life without music. I think it is a gift to play an instrument because it brings so much joy. I love musicians in the street and almost always stop to listen a few minutes. There are so many talented people in the streets.”
He added: “I think nowadays street art has become as important as music used to be – and still is – for young people in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.”
Sadly, somebody sprayed over Black’s work.