We are happy to see the French street artist Invader has returned to the Lower East Side with his fabled pixelated mosaics. The New York Times announced his intention to return to the city with a preview of some of his larger pieces and noted that his work will be installed legally, with permission from building owners this time.
There was a bit of a snafu on Orchard Street a couple years ago when he was arrested and his piece “Snow White” was taken down by a property owner who wasn’t aware of Invader’s status. After 15 years of stealth street art, he may also be getting tired of the likelihood of being put in jail.
He is spreading out across the city this time, with large pieces already up in Bushwick, and some throughout Manhattan (he’s titling them #NewYorkers). Any bets on where his “Woody Allen” will end up? Here’s hoping there’s more to come on the L.E.S.!