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In late January, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti posted a photo to Twitter of what appeared to be one of French street artist Invader’s signature mosaic tiles floating over an instrument panel. The caption read, “Look what I found! Hey there, who are you? #space2iss #SpaceInvader.” That same day, Invader essentially confirmed on his Instagram that […]

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Invader is on a winning streak. Just last week his Hong Kong Phooey piece fetched top dollar at auction and this week his international travels have taken him to a place without streets in order to practice his tile-based street art. On Sunday, Invader updated his Instagram with photos from Tanzania, where he was installing multiple […]

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When Invader was in Hong Kong last year, the French street artist peppered that city’s public spaces with his signature 8-bit style mosaics, including renditions of Hanna-Barbera cartoon great Penrod “Penry” Pooch (or as he’s better known to the world, Hong Kong Phooey). The illegally-installed work was eventually taken down by the Highways Department and […]

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The Planetario di Ravenna (Ravenna Planetarium) in Italy proudly unveiled one of its latest additions and it had nothing to do with the actual cosmos and everything to do with street art. On Sunday, the space theater held a dedication ceremony for “RVN_01,” a mosaic by Invader featuring the iconic tiled 8bit-character alongside a pixeled-out Spock. […]

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The Olympic Restaurant on Delancey and Essex has been on a month-to-month lease for awhile, but now it seems certain that it will be demolished in the next few months and one of the best pieces put up (legally) by Parisian artist Invader is likely to get destroyed along with it. UPDATE: Invader’s spokesperson reached out to […]

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(UPDATED 3-25) In the latest twist to semi-anonymous sticker bomber BNE’s already confounding Saturday t-shirt launch—originally heralded as a “collaboration between BNE and Banksy”—BNE has admitted that street art fans who plunked down $80 for the still blank t-shirt in the hopes of snagging a piece of art history, had “NOT purchase[d] a Banksy t-shirt.” […]

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“I can’t believe it came down so quickly,” London Kaye tells ANIMAL. “I put it up yesterday!” The Southern California expat affixed her crotchet-tribute to Invader’s LES Snow White piece on her lunch break. It didn’t last long on that fence in the Meatpacking District. “In the past, pieces have stayed up for months! Oh well, it […]

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“Sorry for the late response,” Invader wrote in an email to ANIMAL. “But as you know, I’ve been arrested by the NYPD and it made me lose a lot of time.” He’s in New York promoting his documentary ART4SPACE and his latest body of mosaic tiles. The signature 8-bit artwork includes a whole host of nostalgia-inducing characters […]

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Invader, the mysterious French street artist who was arrested early Thursday morning while putting up one of his signature tiles on an Orchard Street building was released from custody and is back out on the streets, invading. He even linked up with COST and ENX on this massive mosaic in Bushwick at 360 Troutman Street. […]

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At 2:59PM, I received an email that said: “Invader was arrested last night on the Lower East Side. I have his information and work in the LES. If interested contact me and we can discuss further.” I of course emailed the person right back and got no responses. And now The Lo-Down is reporting that’s […]

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