Nestled in the heart of Paris’s 4th arrondissement is the largest mosaic creation by the street artist Invader – the monumental Space Invader artwork is known as PA_1432.
This striking artwork spans a massive 70 sqm and towers at an impressive 9 metres tall and 7 metres wide. Comprised of a staggering 447 tiles, the mosaic stands alongside other iconic pieces such as Jef Aerosol’s “Chut!” and Shepard Fairey’s “The Future is Unwritten” on the renowned Place Stravinsky. PA_1432 depicts a half-space invader, which allows the viewer to imagine how massive it is in its entirety.
It was officially inaugurated on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Place Stravinsky near Beaubourg after several weeks of work, which required the entire wall to be redone to accommodate it. Invader explained that it was a complicated process, but everything was finally completed on Wednesday morning when the last tiles were glued.
Invader Copyright Invader 2019
PA_1432 is a beautiful addition to the area and will become a popular attraction for locals and tourists. If you plan to see this spectacular giant space invader, you can find it at 7 Rue du Cloître Saint-Merri, 75004 Paris, France.
Check out the short video below and catch a glimpse of the work in progress of PA_1432 by Invader, brought to you by Galerie Itinerrance. The video showcases the installation process of the artwork and a glimpse of the finished product.
Video Copyright Galerie Itinerrance
Despite PA_1432 massive size, there is a smaller yet equally remarkable version called 3D Little Big Space.
This limited edition sculpture, edited by Musart for Invader in 2022, is a miniature replica of the original artwork, measuring only 2% of its size. However, it is still created in full volume and retains all the details of the original mosaic. Each of the 5,000 sculptures are individually numbered and engraved with the artist’s signature on the foot, making it a special piece for collectors.
Invader – 3D Little Big Space Vinyl + Box
Please find the Little Big Space tp purchase here.