NEW YORK, NY – January 8, 2021 – Taglialatella Galleries (New York) is excited announce its first exhibition of 2021 and second solo show dedicated entirely to the artwork of the contemporary artist Invader, known widely and appropriately by the pseudonym taken after Atari’s famous arcade game Space Invaders.
Traversing the globe for over 20 years, Invader has installed nearly 4,000 works inspired by the 8-bit friends of an entire generation. Whether it’s Pac Man evading his captors in Hong Kong, Super Mario leaping from a drainpipe in New York City, or a portrait of The Pink Panther prowling passersby on the streets of Paris; fans and collectors are filled with child-like amusement when they discover a new mosaic in the streets that is unmistakably Invader. And if they don’t know it’s an authentic Invader, well, there’s an app for that (see: Flash Invaders).
Remarkably, Invader continues to install his pieces in public spaces by scaling buildings, circumventing geographical challenges, and daring to defy earthly limitations in order to complete his extraterrestrial “Invasions”. Despite Invader’s fame deriving from works found in the wild, the artist has also amassed over two decades of fine art from the studio. As of late, the artist’s works have appeared in many museums, all major auction houses, and substantial private and public art collections.
Following Taglialatella’s first Invader exhibition, GAME ON! The Art of Invader, the gallery has amassed an even larger collection. In 1UP, Taglialatella Galleries will display an unprecedented variety of Invader artworks secured from the secondary market, including iconic original works such as rare sculptural compilations and paintings, as well as limited editions from past exhibitions and prior Invasions. 1UP will run congruently to the artist’s current museum exhibition Invader: Prints on Paper, on display at the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 1UP opens Thursday, January 21st and will be on display through February 16th, 2021.
While there is no opening reception, the exhibition is free and open to the public, Monday – Saturday, 11-5pm at 229 10th Ave., New York, NY. The gallery is enforcing all COVID-19 related rules as mandated by the Governor of the State of New York as well as complying with all CDC guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety. As part of this effort, Taglialatella Galleries welcomes you to experience our virtual viewing room created for this exhibition by visiting www.taglialatellagalleries.com.
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