Post by painttheworld on Jun 24, 2016 18:06:43 GMT
Blek Le Rat posted on his Instagram Account a few months ago that he had 50 "The Mask," prints and if you were lucky enough to respond in time you would the have a chance at purchasing one. So I did just that, except the story gets better. About an hour later I received an email from a generic email address "[email protected]" Just so happens I then started correspondence with the person representing Blek...
Immediately I knew it was real as it each email was signed "Sybill." He has many pieces of art with this name involved and after reviewing I realized I was speaking with his wife. This is when it gets real interesting, we were discussing price and I inquired a few times about getting a stenciled rat on a piece of wood or another object to along with the print. This is when Sybill Prou advised me for a few euros more, Blek Le Rat(Xavier Prou) could stencil a rat on to the print. I was ECSTATIC! Then I just asked for one last security measure and requested images of Blek actually stenciling the rat on to my print (#23 of 50). She agreed and said she would have the artist do this for me.
A week later I received an email with the images and the print showed up the same day. Below are images of everything. The entire process was a pleasure and Blek Le Rat as well as his wife Sybill I can now call pen- pals. I have spoke to them many times since the purchase asking about info on framing and how Blek would suggest to carry this out. Not only is Blek Le Rat hands down one of the greatest artists (not just street artist/ stencil artist) on the planet, but he and his wife are amazing people that leave me now with a great story to tell and a true 1 of 1 centerpiece to my collection. I have never seen any of his prints with a rat stenciled on to it- and I know of this series it's the only 1 out of the 50.