Street Artist Invader Was Arrested on the Bowery During His NYC Residence

Posted on: December 3rd, 2015 at 5:16 am by

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Photo: @invaderwashere

The rumor we heard a few weeks ago proves true. As we exclusively reported in early November, Invader was, in fact, arrested at the corner of Bowery and Delancey minutes after installing a 9-foot Ninja Turtle atop 161 Bowery (allegedly with permission). His Instagram account reveals the photo evidence of the incident.

He was let go a day later, though.

Invader spilled the beans on social media nearly a month later, likely to avoid any future altercations while working around the city. The French-based mosaic maker departed last week after spending weeks imparting 8-bit interpretations of pop icons around the Five Boroughs.

The L.I.S.A. Project, which was instrumental in bringing Invader to our shores, confirmed that approximately forty-two pieces were embedded in various buildings around the city. Personal favorites include the Lou Reed, Woody Allen, Ninja Turtles, and Ramones.

Quick gallery of notable pieces…

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[h/t Ratter]

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