Invader, ‘PA-1039’, Julien's Auctions
Invader, ‘PA-1039’, Julien's Auctions
Invader, ‘PA-1039’, Julien's Auctions

A monumental mosaic mural depicting the Pink Panther cartoon character, executed by Invader at l'impasse Delaunay in Paris, France.

Approximately 78 x 96 inches

Please note that INVADER’s representatives recently communicated that this work was created by INVADER, who now objects to the sale or attribution to him as the artist, after the physical artwork was removed from the building where he had installed it. You are bidding on the ownership of the physical artwork only. You are not bidding on, and a winning bid will not result in ownership of, copyright and the right of reproduction which are differentiated from ownership of the physical artwork. Any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to copyrights, moral rights, rights of attribution and publicity, are not part of the sale of this lot. Buyers are responsible for their own due diligence. Further details are available upon request.

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