St-Denis|Drolet back alley between Duluth and Roy

The back alley that runs behind St-Denis and Drolet from Des Pins to Gilford is a great place for street art. Major pieces are particularly concentrated in the segment between Duluth and Roy, which is the reason why I have chosen it as the subject of this installment in the series of posts dedicated to open-air galleries. The highlight for that area is the number of great murals, most of which are apparently not commissioned. Painted works of smaller scale and graffiti are also abundant. Paste-ups and stickers are found in smaller numbers. The gallery below features photos taken from the summer of 2014 to the summer of 2016.

La ruelle qui court derrière les rues St-Denis et Drolet entre Des Pins et Gilford est une des meilleures vitrines de street art non-commandé à Montréal. Le segment entre les rues Duluth et Roy offre une concentration particulière d’oeuvres majeures et c’est pour cette raison qu’il a été choisi comme sujet d’article dans la série dédiée aux galleries à ciel ouvert. On y trouve un grand nombre de murales en apparence non-commandées. On y retrouve aussi abondance d’oeuvres peintes de plus petite envergure ainsi que du graffiti. Les collages et autocollants sont aussi présents, mais en plus petit nombre. La galerie ci-dessous présente des photos prises entre les étés 2014 et 2016.

general view (summer 2014)

murals and other painted works

Mural by Zoltan V (was replaced with mural below).

Mural by Zoltan V (was replaced with mural below).

Gives and Cryote at the time representing the Wzrds Gng.

Hary in the above spot, one year later.

Cryote at the time representing the Wzrds Gng.

Cryote modified the above garage door when he repaired it post-vandalism.

One more by Cryote on the fence in front of the garage door above.

Mural by Zoltan V and Kevin Ledo.

Mural by Zoltan V.

The above mural was preced by this collaboration between Zoltan V and Kazy Usclef.

Mural by Zoltan V and/or Kazy Usclef (was replaced with mural below).

Collaboration between Hary and Zoltan V.

Mural by Nixon.

Mural by Nixon (since replaced with mural below).

Mural by Nixon.

mural by Kevin Ledo on parking space side-wall.

Graffiti mural by Hary and others, version 1 (since replaced with next).

Graffiti mural by Hary and others, version 2.

Waxhead (right) and Gawd (left). Over the years the piece was gradually covered in graffiti.

Two garage doors by Waxhead at the time representing the Wzrds Gng.

Mastrocola mural.

Door featuring a Kazy Usclef piece and Nixon drawings.

This wheatpaste is said to be from Stikki Peaches (to be confirmed) on the same door as the piece above in this gallery.




El Moot Moot

El Moot Moot

Graffiti mural by Pito x Guko near the Roy end of the alley; see video making of.

Door by Open Mind.

Door featuring Cryote amngst lots of tags.

A smaller piece by an unidentified artist (may be Zoltan V or Kazy Usclef).

Zoltan V

Letters by Nerv next to older piece painted on door by an unidentified artist.

Blade by Hary between two pipes.

Graffiti Knight stencil on the ground at the entrance of the Roy end of the alley.



Cryote, at the time representing the Wzrds Gng.

Figurative tag by Cryote.

Unidentified artist.

Unidentified artist.

wheatpastes and paste-ups

Wheatpastes by Toronto’s Lovebot.

Wheatpastes by Toronto’s Lovebot.

Wheatpaste by Turtle Caps.

Small paste-up by Futur Lasor Now.

Various paste-ups by Rage5 (2 bottom right), unidentified (left), and Tough Guy (2 middle).




Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Stickers by an unidentified artist.


The following pieces found nearby also deserve to be mentioned here.

Les oeuvres suivantes se trouvant à proximité doivent être mentionnées dans le cadre de ce chapitre.

Mastrocola mural on Duluth between St-Denis and the St-Denis|Drolet alley.

2-wall mural by an unidentified artist in St-Denis|Drolet alley between Roy and Des Pins.

Graffiti mural by Stare at the Des Pins end of the alley.

Siar in the same alley but below Roy.

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