Paris is a city of icons- the Eiffel Tour, the Arc de Triompe, Sacre Coeur, and Space Invader.
|I live behind the red gate, in the window with the flower box. Can you see Space Invader?|
This small tile mosaic is the work of Parisian grafitti artist, Invader. The image is based off of video games from the 70's, with each tile representing a pixel. The first Invader mosaic was found in Paris in 1998 and, to date, Invader has tagged over one thousand walls in the city.
While this urban art is well-known in the capital, I had little idea that the artist had invaded other cities around France, and the globe.
It was a surprise and a treat to find, then, a space invader on my street in Bordeaux! I live on a very small rue by from my window, I can see a small green alien descending on my neighbors.
I wonder where the other Space Invaders are in Bordeaux...