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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 50cm x W 70cm
Edition size: 50
Invader's Binary Code (red) (signed), a screenprint from 2007, has an estimated value between £0 to £0. This artwork has had 2 sales at auction to date. The hammer price has ranged from £3,627 in February 2020 to £6,660 in October 2022. The average return to the seller has been £4,372. The first sale at auction was in 2020. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 50.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|October 2022||Menzies Art Brands, Sydney - Australia||Binary Code (red) - Signed Print|
|February 2020||Artcurial - France||Binary Code (red) - Signed Print|
Binary Code (red) is a signed screen print produced by the daring French street artist Invader in 2007. The print comes in an edition size of 50 and shows a red and white maze-like pattern composed red squares arranged tightly against one another. The print looks like a bar code and resonates strongly with the 8-bit visual register of arcade games. The squares seem to be ordered randomly and it is difficult to discern exactly what is being depicted in the print. When looked at closely it is apparent that some of Invader’s beloved alien characters are lurking amongst the chaotic composition of red squares.
The aliens depicted in Binary Code (red) are inspired by the popular arcade game, Space Invaders, produced by Japanese game manufacturer Taito in 1978. This game has had an undeniable impact on Invader’s artistic career and even inspired the artist’s choice of pseudonym.
The arcade game, Space Invaders, also inspired Invader’s elaborate installation project which has come to be recognised as one of the biggest street art stunts in art history. The project involves Invader travelling all over the world and installing mosaics of aliens onto city walls. Invader has visited over 30 countries and installed thousands of mosaics. The artist has even installed a mosaic in space and one below sea level in Mexico.