Last we heard from France’s surreptitious mosaic-maker Invader, he was back in Paris after his New York sojourn — which came complete with an NYPD sleepover — but he was either back in the Big Apple for New Year’s Eve, or we somehow missed this very conspicuous tile ghost he managed to affix to the High Line above 24th Street. The small, spooky, street art spirit faces east from the elevated park right next to 303 Gallery and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery.
Though not officially part of the High Line’s official public art programming — as far as we know — the Invader mosaic fits very nicely into its post-industrial surroundings. From the right vantage point, it even appears alongside a large mural by fellow French street artist JR and painter José Parlá on the exterior of Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery (see below). We hope this Invader piece haunts the High Line for many years to come.
— Benjamin Sutton (@bhsutton)
(Photos by the author.)