While in town for his solo exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, French street artist Blek le Rat set out to create three stencil works on two public walls in Brooklyn for The Bushwick Collective. As a pioneer of stencil artists in Europe, Blek has influenced numerous contemporary artists including Banksy and Shepard Fairey and is widely known for his silhouette of a rat running along the streets. In keeping with his moniker, Blek graced one of the walls with his signature long-tailed rodent along side the image of a gas mask. Take a look at a few progress shots of the work courtesy of Sybil Prou. If you're in the area, keep an eye out for Blek's stencils and be sure to check out his solo, "Ignorance is Bliss" at JLG. The exhibit features the artist's largest work to date in addition to his first sculptural work - Michaelangelo’s David, holding a rifle.