Street art pioneer and living legend, Blek le Rat, opened up his solo show last weekend at the White Walls Gallery in SF. Showing alongside ABOVE, Blek brought along some classic imagery and some new gems as well as a cool installation piece. More pics after the jump…
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Parisian street art pioneer Blek Le Rat has landed in San Francisco and yesterday afternoon blessed the exterior of the Tenderloin-located White Walls Gallery with a site-specific take on one of his “Beggars” stencils, similar to the works London residents may remember from ’07. His joint show with the artist Above will debut this Saturday at White Walls alongside Hush at Shooting Gallery. Street installation pictures and show preview after the jump.
On May 1st, White Walls is having a show with French street artist Blek Le Rat. One of the originators of the stencil technique for the street art movement, we are excited to see what he will bring to the good folks of SF in his latest show “Faces in the Mirror”. Our friends over at White Walls got a hold of this cool studio visit video. It’s short and very sweet.
This past weekend, Jonathan LeVine opened their five-year anniversary group show, featuring works from an extensive list of artists who have been instrumental in the New York gallery’s success, including Adam Wallacavage, AJ Fosik, Andrew Brandou, Andy Kehoe, Blek le Rat, Chris Mars, Dan Witz, Date Farmers, Dave Cooper, Doze Green, Eric White, Erik Mark Sandberg, Esao Andrews, Gary Baseman, Gary Taxali, Invader, Isabel Samaras, James Jean, Jeff Soto, Jim Houser, Josh Agle (aka Shag), Kathy Staico Schorr, Mark Dean Veca, Miss Van, Natalia Fabia, […]
Ron English has been a busy man since his show at Elm’s Lester (studio visit and opening). Last month, he “tagged” the skyline of NYC with clouds (here)Â in preparation for his curated show “Nimbus Vapor” at Opera Gallery (previewed). Last week AM attended the opening of Ron’s curated take on the most important street artists of our time consisting of a hall of fame lineup consisting of names such asÂ Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Banksy, Blek Le Rat, Daze, Crash, Shepard Fairey (featured), Faile, Futura, Logan […]
Opening quietly tonight at the Opera Gallery in New York is “Nimbus Vapor,” a survey of street art scene (past and present).Â Curated by Ron English, the show will feature works from artists such as Banksy, Blek Le Rat, Daze, Crash, Ron English (of course), Shepard Fairey (featured), Faile, Futura, Logan Hicks (interviewed), Anthony Lister (interviewed), the London Police, Revok, Stash, Saber, Swoon (interviewed) and the always controversial Mr. Brainwash (seen above with a piece that uses a technique similar to what he did for […]
AM is very excited about Nuart 2009, one of the most celebrated annual street art festivals. Based in Stavanger, Norway, it has attracted some of the worldâ€™s finest over the years, including Herakut (07, 08) (interviewed), Chris Stain (interviewed) (08), Blek le Rat (07, 08), D*Face (06, 07, 08), Eine (07, 08), Slinkachu (07), Know Hope (interviewed) (08), Word To Mother (interviewed) (07, 08), Dotmasters (06, 07, 08), Logan Hicks (interviewed) (07), Nick Walker (interviewed) (06, 07, 08), M-City (07), Sten and Lex (08) and […]
The “Whole in the Wall” group show at Helenbeck Gallery opened to an excited New York crowd this past Thursday. Adorning the walls of the massive, two-story space was work from: Banksy, Blade, Blek le Rat, Crash, Daze, Ikon, Jonone, Nunca, Plateus, Quik, Lee Quinones, Rammellzee, Sharp, Sozyone, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, Jamel Shabazz, Silvio Magaglio and Victor Ash. The show explored the transition of street art from its graffiti roots in the early 70’s and 80’s to its modern day mixture of spray paint, […]
The annual Black Rat Press Print Show (previewed with interview) last week was a success again with scores of fans and collectors turning out to meet artists and learn a little more about the print-making process. Take a look at the show as well as a little video after the jump.
Urban Angel in London currently has a wicked group show entitled “XXI” on view through February 27th. The exhibition features both new and secondary market pieces from over 21 street artists including: Aiko, Anthony Lister, Antony Micallef, Banksy, Bast, Blek Le Rat, DFace, Faile, Herakut, Hush, Judith Supine, Mr. Brainwash, Nick Walker, Sixeart, Swoon, and Titifreak. The show presents a unique opportunity to check out a large number of really strong street art pieces under one roof. See the rest of the photos from the […]