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20 March: Blek in SF

Blek le Rat, Free University Art School Event

Sunday, March 20, 2011 – 2PM to 4PM

998 Valencia Street (at 21st Street)

San Francisco, CA

Course Description:

The Free University Art School is very fortunate, and proud to present the very prolific street artist Blek le Rat on his journey around the world. He stops here with us for an extensive two hour presentation, sharing his masterful stencil art with the people of The Free University of San Francisco. Blek will tell his story, share his insurgent spirit, show his work and may even create some stencil art live in person.

Come early / limited room!


Blek le Rat was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris in 1951. He is considered by most in the graffiti world to be the godfather of stencil graffiti art. He studied painting and architecture. He began his artwork in Paris in 1981. Since then he has had a great influence on today’s graffiti and “guerrilla art” movements, his main motivation being social consciousness and the desire to bring art to the people.

Maintaining the Balance: Purchase a Print, Another One (Stencil) Goes Up on the Streets

Maintaining The Balance from Dave the Chimp



To balance the output of street pieces and products for sale

To remain authentic while being commercially viable


Maintaining The Balance - Project 3

Customers are invited to purchase a print which funds an identical street piece.

The artist produces two identical prints. One is sent to the customer, the other is pasted in the street.

The print includes the customers name. The customer becomes both a
patron of art for the community and an accomplice in an act of

The artist and customer both share the “fame” aquired with “getting
their name up”, and the risk involved with the act of doing so.


Print specifications

Maintaining The Balance - Project 3

Two colour print, Acrylic on 190 gsm paper, 594mm x 420mm

Unlimited edition, though as each print is customised with customers name it becomes an edition of 1. Signed by the artist

30 euros + 5 euros shipping Europe, 10 euros worldwide


email for more details

Buy "The Identity of Banksy" on ebay [u]

could it be a hoax??

current bid: $999,999

ENDS: Jan 19, 201107:22:22 PST

If you win this auction I will mail you a piece of paper revealing the true identity of "Banksy".

I have uncovered his identity by matching up the prices of his sold pieces to corresponding tax records. I will reveal no more details.

The winner of this auction is the only person I will ever share this information with. The piece of paper will say his name, nothing more.

I give you 100% assurance that it is most certainly the full name of the street artist known as "Banksy".

Ebay previously ended this auction because I was selling something that was not "tangible". 
It is now tangible.

HA-HA (AU) Exhibit Updates


Hi folks just a quick up date in regard to events & happenings

Opening 29th September 6pm
features : Banksy, Blek le rat, swoon, haha, vexta, anthony lister, rone plus more

also if your into comic's, I have a comic in the 'TINY PEEKS', silent army comic book launch opening on thursday 30th 6-8pm
Suite 18, upstairs Paramount Arcade
108 Bourke street

SWEAT STREETS art festival (formally the melbourne stencil festival)
opening night is friday 8th of october, 6pm @ 1000pound bend

2 Oct :: Nuit Blanche (Tor, CA)

Bicycle Nuit Blanche - Janet Bike Girl Open Studio, Saturday October 2 2010

If you're in Toronto Oct. 2, make sure to visit two Stencil Nation alums at Nuit Blanche:

Bicycle Nuit Blanche !
Janet Bike Girl will open her studios to the public !
Studio S-26 and S-27, basement of 401 Richmond St West, follow the bicycle stencils

and Martin's "Man With a Yellow Typewriter" bike-themed event:

A Nuit Blanche / Built For Art Event.
An 11 hours performance plus photographs by Jim Gronau.
Inspired by the films of Jacques Tati.

Photographic Exhibition
Sept 17 to Oct 17
401 Richmond Lobby |


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