Blek Le Rat: The 30 Year Anniversary Retrospective celebrates the work of Xavier Prou a.k.a. Blek le Rat, the Parisian born artist who is commonly regarded as the godfather of stencil graffiti. Blek le Rat is one of the most prolific stencil graffiti artists of his generation, applying his trademark rats and iconic imagery around the world since New Year’s Eve, 1981.
Jon Reiss contributed a chapter to this historic book. Other contributors include Jonathan LeVine (Jonathan LeVine Gallery), Jeffrey T. Iverson (Time Magazine), Carol Kino (New York Times), Russell Howze (author of Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art), Carlo McCormick (culture critic, curator and senior editor of Paper Magazine), Waldemar Januszczak (Britain’s most distinguished art critic, writer for Sunday Times) Jean-David Malat (Opera Gallery), Justin Giarla (White Walls Gallery), and Anthony Lister (painter and installation artist), among others.