Blek le Rat Stencils up in Silver Lake
Photos by Clare O'Callaghan
On Saturday Blek painted two pieces on the walls of the Living Room furniture store in Silver Lake on Sunset Blvd.
Blek began using stencil art in 1981 (way before Banksy). From his website: "I had the idea to use stencil to make graffiti for one reason. I did not want to imitate the American graffiti that I had seen in NYC in 1971 during a journey I had done over there. I wanted to have my own style in the street... I began to spray some small rats in the streets of Paris because rats are the only wild living animals in cities and only rats will survive when the human race will have disappeared and died out."
All photos by Clare O'Callaghan.
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