An Interview with Blek le Rat

Blek le Rat is, quite frankly, a living legend, so much so that street art historians often list his name as an original catalyst for the contemporary street art movement, and his contributions to the artistic potential of the stencil has had a profound if not unparalleled influence on many of the greatest and most renowned working street artists. The artist’s work has been documented widely, enough so that a new compendium of essays and images is set to release soon via Arts Publishing Ltd. We sat down with the artist for a quick interview before his upcoming book signing at the SFMoMA, which happens this Thursday, November 10th and will be followed by a solo show at 941 Geary on November 19th.