Tuesday, 9 November 2010


One of the most well known, and well seen street artists in the world, Invader's fame went through the roof with his role in Banksy's film, Exit Through the Gift Shop.

Undoubtedly you may have seen one of his many pieces in your city, either high on a wall (normally near a street sign) or on the ground you walk on (normally around gutters).  His homage to the classic Space Invaders game is distinct.

In London alone there are more than 100 of his pieces scattered around the city.  He came to London in 1999 and blitzed through it, leaving a majority of his works in and around Shoreditch/Hoxton but leaving plenty to be discovered walking through the heart of the city.

With the rise in awareness of street art, and specifically Invaders roll in it, you can see his pieces (all made from Rubik's cubes) popping up in art auctions around the world.  Here are just a few in my neighborhood.

This is literally around the corner on Brick Line, across from 93 Feet East

More in the center of the city

Ok, this isn't actually London (as you can tell from the crystal clear blue sky) but in San Diego, in conjunction with the Viva La Revolucion exhibition that ran over the summer

This is the biggest Invader I've seen, or heard of.  It's in the square right next to Big Chill in Shoreditch

Another in Shoreditch

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