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TITLE: L'invasion De Paris v1.1 (limited edition book, signed/doodle (each unique))
by SPACE INVADER IANT) from 200 0
Size: approximately 9.5" by 12"
Condition: In Awesome from-the-Artist Condition
New, bigger and better edition of L'Invasion de Paris which presents the 500 first space invaders in the most invaded city in the world: PARIS. Pictures, location maps, archives, score, index. Hardcover and weighing in at 224 pages, and with a vinyl applique spelling "I (invade) Paris" on the cover, each is signed/doodled by Invader, making each one absolutely unique (check the photo of the doodle!).
This is an exceptional catalogue of SPACE INVADER'S work you'll be proud to own.
About the Artist

Invader (born 1969) is a street artist who pastes up characters from and inspired by the Space Invaders game, made up of small coloured square tiles that form a mosaic. He does this in cities across the world, then documents this as an "Invasion", with maps of w to find each invader.

He started this project in 1998 with the invasion of Paris - the city w he lives and the most invaded city to date - and then spread the invasion to 35 other cities in the world. Invader installed his first mosaic in the early 1990s in Paris. According to the artist, it was a scout, or sentinel, because it remained the only one for several years. The programme of installations began in earnest in 1998.

The locations for the mosaics are not random, but are chosen according to diverse criteria, which may be aesthetic, strategic or conceptual. Invader favours locations that are frequented by many people, but also likes some more hidden locations. In Montpellier the locations of mosaics were chosen so that, when placed on a map, they form an image of a space invader character.

The mosaics are built in advance, and Invader travels with them. When he arrives in a city he obtains a map and spends at least a week to install them. They are catalogued, and Invader draws a map indicating their locations within the city. For some time, Invader has employed a professional photographer to take pictures of each mosaic.

One of the more prominent places w the mosaics have been installed is on the Hollywood Sign. The first was placed on the letter D on December 31, 1999. During further trips to Los Angeles, Invader has placed mosaics on other letters of the sign.

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