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The Geffen Contemporary Art at MOCA (The Museum of Contemporary Art) in Los Angeles, presents Art in the Streets; the first major museum exhibition of graffiti and street art. The exhibition opened in April and will run until August 8, 2011. With all the spectacular art and installations at this exhibition from the likes of Banksy and Shepard Fairey (Obey), the Invader invasion was seen throughout the vicinity of the museum. Inspired by the Space Invaders game, Invader is a French street artist whose work is created and recognized through the collaging of small colored square tiles which portray pixels and form a mosaic. Like in the MOCA, he does this in cities across the world, then documents this form of art as an "Invasion", with books and maps of where to find each invader. 

Invader was also a part of Banksy's 2010 street art documentary called Exit Through the Gift Shop. It documents on how an anomalous French shop keeper and amateur film maker, Thierry Guetta a.k.a. Mr. Brainwash, who is also a cousin to the Invader, attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist switch the story on Guetta himself. The film covers the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.

Exit Through the Gift Shop Trailer

Photo credit: Arrested Motion
Video credit: Exit Through the Gift Shop

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