Invader in Rome?
On Friday I was walking down the via del Pigneto with a friend when I stopped dead in my tracks and stared at a mosaic of a space invader type creature tiled on a wall. “It’s Invader….he’s in Rome?,” I said, as my friend looked at me like I was crazy. Who is Invader? A quick Google search will tell you all you need to know, that or a stroll through Paris or one of the many other cities he’s hit. I first noticed him in Paris, where there are about 700 examples of his pieces and once you notice one, you notice a million more. He also has an amazing website with maps of the locations of his installations in cities around the world. Up until now he hasn’t been in Rome, but after spotting this one of the via del Pigneto I was told there was another in San Lorenzo (which I spotted and photographed) and another not far from the club Innit, which I’ll be taking a photo of tonight. Rumor has it that he may be doing a show in Rome in the Fall, fingers crossed….and fingers crossed that they’re real and not just an impostor.
Update! I’ve now spotted 5 total, 4 of which you can see pictured here. The last, in Piazza Vittorio, I saw this morning from the tram.
Update 2: Definite confirmation that it is Invader via this post on Artsblog, which also speaks of a show in Rome in October and also via a friend who spotted him working on the via del Pigneto last night. Happy Invader hunting!