Invader, ‘Astroboys’, 2014, Julien's Auctions
Invader, ‘Astroboys’, 2014, Julien's Auctions

Stamped "Gallery Target" on verso
Numbered in pencil lower right "15/50"

Signature: Signed and dated in pencil lower left "Invader 2014"

Gallery Target, Purchased from the above by the present owner

About Invader

“Going into a city with tiles and cement and invading it,” says anonymous French street artist Invader of his craft. “This is the most addictive game I have ever played.” Invader began his signature practice in the late 1990s, plastering mosaic Space Invaders, a character from a 1978 Atari game, on the streets of Paris. Joined by Pac-Man ghosts and other popular 8-bit characters, the works soon became a familiar sight in cities around the world, from Los Angeles to Kathmandu. “Each time I put a new piece in the street, it is like a memorable exhibit,” he says. Invader’s signature use of mosaic tiles is a reference to the ubiquitous pixels of digital imaging and information.

French, b. 1969, based in Paris, France

Solo Shows

Hong Kong,
New Mosaics of Ravenna | Solo Exhibition of Invader
Musee en Herbe, 
Paris, France,
Hello My Game Is