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Signed Print Edition of 100
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Plan For Invasion Of Los Angeles is a signed screen print produced by the renowned French street artist Invader in 2004. The print comes in a limited edition size of 100 and shows a map of the Los Angeles, the largest city in California. The map is rendered using thin black lines and is set against a red and white striped backdrop. On the top left of the composition, Invader writes ’L’invasion de Los Angeles’ (Invasion of Los Angeles in English) in capital letters. This piece is part of Invader's Maps collection.
The map was produced to be viewed alongside Invader’s impressive installation project, the Space Invaders project, which the artist started in 1998. The project involves Invader installing mosaic aliens onto city walls all over the world. The project was inspired by the popular arcade game, Space Invaders, produced by the Japanese game manufacturer Taito in 1978. Plan For Invasion Of Los Angeles provides the intricate details of where Invader located his alien mosaics in Los Angeles and draws attention to the large scale of the project. Invader has travelled to over 30 different countries to carry out various ‘invasion waves’ and the artist typically installs 20 to 50 artworks per wave.
After each invasion, Invader scores and ranks the city he has invaded based on the number of installations and their success. Looking closely at Plan For Invasion Of Los Angeles reveals that the score of this invasion was 1890.