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Signed Print Edition of 100
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Invasion Paris 01 is a signed screen print produced by the renowned French street artist Invader in 2004. Coming in an edition size of 100 the print shows the cover of one if Invader’s Invasion Guides which the artist produced alongside his ground-breaking installation project, the Space Invaders project.
Against a bright green backdrop, Invader plays on the tag 'I am Paris’ by replacing the ‘am’ with a large red alien. The alien is a character from the popular arcade game, Space Invaders, which inspired the project which Invader has been working on since 1998. The Space Invaders project involves Invader travelling all over the world and installing ceramic mosaics onto the walls of various bustling cities. Invader calls these trips ‘invasion waves’ and aims to install between 20 to 50 mosaics per city he visits.
The Invasion Guides provide detailed information regarding the location of the mosaics installed by Invader and the artist also includes maps and pictures to emphasise the impressive nature of the project. Invasion Paris 01 details Invader’s first invasion of the French capital, Paris, however the artist has now visited over 30 countries and even installed a mosaic in the International Space Station in 2015.