Space Invader

Space Invader Space Invader was detained in Los Angeles last Friday. Invader, known for his colorful mosaics inspired by the classic arcade game from which he takes his name, is believed to have been one of two French nationals detained by the LAPD on suspicion of vandalism. A cousin of Thierry Guetta, aka Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader is a French citizen who keeps his identity secret, pixellating his face in video footage and photography. The police claim to have caught the two taggers near Los Angeles MOCA in Little Tokyo, hanging out by a historic building with buckets of grout and some tile pieces. The duo has been released while the investigation continues, but a police spokesman said that after the men were let go, Invader’s trademark mosaics were discovered attached to several other buildings, including MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary.

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