Every time I think I've painted something slightly original, I find out that Blek Le Rat has done it as well, only twenty years earlier
+ Blek le Rat was born Xavier Prou in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris in 1952. He is considered the godfather of stencil art. He began his artwork in Paris in 1981. Since then he has had a great influence on today's graffiti and "guerilla art" movements, his main motivation being social consciousness and the desire to bring art to the people.
Banksy needs to get some of his own ideas and start doing something fresh and original. Instead of ripping off other people and making money off there work.
Banksy = waste man