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.”
~ By Blek Le Rat ~ In Brighton
Blek le Rat, born Xavier Prou in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris in 1951, was one of the first graffiti artists in Paris, and the originator of stencil graffiti art.
He began his artwork in 1981, painting stencils of rats on the street walls of Paris, describing the rat as “the only free animal in the city”, and one which “spreads the plague everywhere, just like street art”. His name originates from a childhood cartoon “Blek le Roc”, using “rat” as an anagram for “art“.
~ By Blek Le Rat ~