Friday, September 19, 2008

Space Invaders

These little mosaics can be found all over Paris, the work of a street artist known only as the Invader, who has been at work since the mid 1990s. There are over 300 of them around town, mostly mounted, as in photo above, next to street signs which are a good 12 feet off the ground. Apparently, he assembles them in advance and then stealthily scouts locations based on some calculus of cultural or conceptual significance. I'm not sure I really appreciate all that but it's still fun to be on the lookout for these critters when you're out and about. If you want to cheat, a map pinpointing the locations of each mosaic can be found here.

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