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Signed Print Edition of 50
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Invasion (silver) is a signed screen print made by the renowned French street artist Invader in 2009. The print comes in an edition size of 50 and shows a large alien made out of silver, square tiles. The alien has black, rectangular eyes and is set against a black backdrop. The print can be seen alongside Invasion (red) which depicts the same alien character in red against a blue backdrop.
The alien depicted in this print is a character from the popular arcade game, Space Invaders. The game was created by Japanese game manufacturer Taito in 1978 and has had a profound influence on Invader and his artistic career. Invader often depicts aliens in his artworks, from prints to ceramics and mosaic installations. The artist is arguably best known for his elaborate installation project, the Space Invaders project, which he started in 1998. The project involves Invader travelling all over the world with the aim of ‘invading’ cities by installing mosaics of aliens from Space Invaders onto the walls of the city.
Invader explains that he wants to free the alien characters from their video games TV screens and bring them into the physical world. The artist sees his artworks as a means of doing this.