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07.10.15 Aymann Ismail

Earlier this year, a gallery opened up in the East Village called VolaVida. The space has hosted several exhibits since then, but it’s their latest group show which might prove to be its most controversial yet. “The Big Payback,” opening tonight, advertises work for sale by famed international street artists Banksy and Space Invader. So, […]

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03.05.15 Bucky Turco

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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11.04.13 Bucky Turco

“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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10.28.13 Aymann Ismail

(UPDATED as of 11/12/13) French street artist Space Invader is in town. He’s been putting up his mosaic-style 8-bit and classic arcade game-inspired pieces, unlawfully, all around New York, as announced with his Instagram account. He teased out a Fire Flower in Chinatown and continued put up more pieces around the Lower East Side, promoting his upcoming Tuesday screening […]

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04.23.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Back in its heyday, Paris’s famed Les Bains nightclub hosted the revelries of Kate Moss, Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and everyone else you’ve ever dreamt of hanging out with. The party was crashed in 2010, when some haphazard renovations led to the club being declared unsafe, and then condemned. The iconic building will regain […]

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10.08.12 Irina Dvalidze

French artist Yves Caizergues — not to be confused with Invader —  has created this Green Invader light installation for the Nuit Blanche festival in Paris. Caizergues’ work isn’t just nostalgic, it’s commentary on the dawn of wide spread technological era: They’re green, they’re angry, they’re happy, they’re from the 80s and the whole city is their playground. They […]

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04.20.11 Bucky Turco

Quite possibly. The Los Angeles Times reports that two “French nationals” were busted with “buckets of grout and pieces of tile” in Little Tokyo. The LAPD believes that one of them may indeed have been the semi-anonymous street artist Invader. He was in town for MOCA’s “Art in the Streets” exhibition and for the sake […]

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11.15.10 Marina Galperina

Gasp! What’s this? City commissioned street art that actually looks alright? Milan’s Fibre Optic company Metroweb sponsored 20 manhole covers from The London Police, Shepard Fairey, Space Invader, Rendo and the Flying Fortress. The manholes will remain in Milan for one or two years, capping sewers and inviting crowbar-happy scavengers from eBay to an international […]

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11.08.10 Marina Galperina

Here’s Space Invader making his mark on the Hollywood sign in an outtake from Banksy’s vid. He came, he pasted up, he hauled ass, but not before getting nabbed by the LAPD, with his cousin Mr. Brainwash filming all the way. Would the cops be this nice if the two weren’t… French? […]

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07.30.10 Bucky Turco

For an 8-bit arcade classic that wasn’t even that fun to play, the Space Invader motif continues to permeate pop culture, furniture now included. This all leather alien-shaped couch was designed by Igor Chak, who says it’s a lot more comfy than it looks. |Likecool| […]

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