Chances are you’ve at least casually happened across the work of Space Invader before — the Parisian guerrilla artist has been devising his worldwide mosiac invasions for over a decade now, but, via Extermitent, we get a rare glimpse actually catching him in the act.
The slick editing makes it unclear how caught in the act he actually was: that would appear to be French authorities escorting him away from the Montreuil A3 freeway scene of the crime, but it ends with the plus-large result intact.
I’ve got my own set of invasion photos from around Paris and London via my Flickr, where you’ll also find some unartful snapshots of one of his first U.S. gallery installations. I dropped by the locale in 2004, and only slowly did it dawn on me that I was actually inside now astoundingly renowned Hope/Obama artist Shepard Fairey’s Studio Number One (the Obey Giant switchplate cover finally tipped me off). Fairey wasn’t in that day, but I did get a quick thrill talking to the other staffers and getting to nose around the rest of the facilities.
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