Well-known in the global street art underground, the French artist who goes by the name Invader has left his mark on Third Street in Santa Monica with his iconic mini-mosaic (above) of the “alien” from the classic arcade videogame Space Invader. The name has a double meaning–it not only references the artwork and its source, but is also a reminder that technically, without permission, even putting up aesthetically pleasing little tiled artworks is vandalism and as such makes this artist an “invader” of space, be it private or public.

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