This 2012 lithograph from Invader’s Maps collection is an unsigned print released in an edition of 6000. This frontispiece for Invader’s Invasion Of Miami has a colour palette tailored to this particular city in Florida. The turquoise background of the work is punctuated by a pink neon-light style title, underneath which is a small cross-section of the map.
This work was produced for Invader’s global Space Invaders Project, this work charts the location of Invader’s work throughout the city of Miami. Like a treasure map, the locations of the street artist’s ‘Invasions’ are highlighted by small Space Invader icons. This interactive artwork seeks to remove art from the institution, and encourages Invader fans to take to the streets of Miami to view his iconic mosaic pieces.
Not only does Invader take art out of the institution with this project, but he also frees the Space Invader characters from the video game screen. Invasion Of Miami forms just one part of Invader’s global project, as the artist now has a total of 4056 ‘Invaders’ across 80 countries. At the bottom of this particular work, text is written in three languages like a real map, suggesting Invader’s international fan-base and the universal nature of his iconography. Like the other works in his Maps collection, Invasion Of Miami is as much a game as it is a work of art.