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Signed Print Edition of 50
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Carte d'Invasion De Bruxelles is a signed screen print in colours produced in 2012 by the iconic street artist Invader. Coming in a limited edition size of 50, the print shows a map of Brussels which details which parts of the city Invader has ‘invaded’ with his pixelated alien characters. The print uses the 8-bit visual register of arcade games and captures the essence of Invader’s artistic style which is characterised by his use of a pixelated texture and gaming inspired icons.
Carte d'Invasion De Bruxelles is part of Invader’s Maps collection which is closely associated with the artist’s critically acclaimed project: ‘The Space Invaders Project’. The project, which the artist started in 1998, involves Invader installing mosaics of the popular alien character from the arcade game Space Invaders onto the walls of various cities all over the world. The project has garnered international attention and has come to be regarded as one of the most widely recognised street art stunts in art history. Invader has ‘invaded’ 79 cities in 33 countries and the artist has even installed a mosaic alien in the International Space Station.
As is seen in Carte d'Invasion De Bruxelles, Invader started out producing physical maps which provided details of where his aliens could be found. At present the artist uses a digital database to keep track of his numerous ‘invasion waves’.