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Ceramic Edition of 150
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Invasion Kit 7, Union Space is a ceramic artwork produced by the renowned French street artist Invader in 2007. The artwork consists of a set of square, ceramic tiles, predominantly blue which take on the appearance of an alien from the popular arcade game Space Invaders. The kit comes with instructions written by Invader himself which guide the owner of the work, enabling them to reproduce the alien mosaic with ease. The artwork comes in an edition size of 150 and is part of a collection of other Invasion Kits made by the artist.
Invasion Kit 7, Union Space is part of Invader’s iconic installation project, the Space Invaders project, which has come to be regarded as one of the most elaborate street art stunts in art history. The project, which Invader started in 1998, involves the artist travelling to cities all over the world to install mosaics of alien characters from Space Invaders. Invader typically installs around 20 to 50 mosaics per city he ‘invades’ and these invasion kits encourage people to carry out their own ‘invasions’, just like Invader has done in over 30 countries.
The kits are all produced in Invader’s studio and sold in the Space Shop. Invader has also created maps and guides which enable people to track down his artworks and see how they are spread out across various cities.