In 2008, Blek le Rat came to London for a talk at Tate Modern, which was then launching an immense street art
It was then that we had the chance to meet him and consider collaboration between the founding father of
stencil art and Opera Gallery.
Xavier Prou - aka Blek le Rat - showed enough trust and faith in us to go ahead with this collaboration and 4
years later the relationship between Opera Gallery and the Paris-based legendary street artist has never been
stronger: he is shown in all 12 galleries of the group around the world and is one of Opera Gallery’s most
His position is remarkable in every area of the world where he is present: the collectors and the public know
Blek le Rat’s work and they consider him as the Father of street art.
Nowadays, it appears absolutely undeniable that Blek le Rat has gained the recognition he deserves after
decades of unstinting devotion to the arts in the streets. We are proud to be finally bringing him back to the
UK in the occasion of this exceptional exhibition.