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Hunting for street artParis
For the past 15 years, the Parisian street artist "Invader" has covered the capital with his small mosaics. Inspired by the eponymous video game, his "Space Invaders" have become a ubiquitous element of the Parisian urban landscape.
An underground artist
The artist's one rule is to remain anonymous, so he invades the world clandestinely. This street art maniac signs only one-of-a-kind works! Scattered all about the great cities, his wall art pays a tribute to the famous 1980s video game: Space Invaders. Taking the form of mosaic tiles, the pixels come to life. To date, the artist has left his mark on 50 cities, with over a million tiles representing nearly 3,000 Space Invaders, including a thousand in Paris.
The invasion of Paris!
Invader launched his attack on Paris in the 1990s. This past summer, he created his 1,000th Parisian mosaic at La Générale, in Avenue Parmentier in the 11th arrondissement. Even if a few of his Invaders have disappeared over the years, no less than 927 mosaics remain hidden about Paris. They're not always easy to track down, for they melt into the urban setting. For a helping hand, visit the artist's GPS website or the many fan blogs that report on the ongoing invasion with maps and photos. An out-of-the-ordinary way to discover the French capital.
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