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. Lately the place seems to have been the playground of Zoltan V and Nixon who have each contributed at least three murals in the last year only. Painted works of smaller scale and graffiti are also abundant. Paste-ups and stickers are found in smaller numbers.

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. Dernièrement l’endroit semble être devenu le terrain de jeux des artistes Zoltan V et Nixon qui ont contribué au moins trois murales chacun au cours de la dernière année. On y retrouve aussi abondamment des oeuvres peintes de plus petite envergure ainsi que du graffiti. Les affiches et autocollants sont aussi présents, mais en plus petit nombre.

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general view (summer 2014)



murals and other painted works

mural by Zoltan V
(now gone, was replaced with mural below)

mural by Zoltan V
(now gone, 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, at the time representing the Wzrds Gng, modified the above garage door when he repaired it post-vandalism.

Cryote in front of the garage door above.

mural by Zoltan V and Kevin Ledo

mural by Zoltan V

mural by Zoltan V and Kazy Usclef
(now replaced with the one above it in this picture gallery)

mural by Zoltan V and/or Kazy Usclef
(now gone, has since been replaced with mural below)

collaboration between Hary and Zoltan V

mural by Nixon (now gone)

mural by Nixon (now replaced with mural below)

mural by Nixon

mural by Kevin Ledo on parking space side-wall

graffiti mural by Hary and others, version 1 (now replaced with next)

graffiti mural by Hary and others, version 2

Waxhead (right) and Gawd (left). Over the past few years the piece has gradually been covered in graffiti and now only the top remains.

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

Mastrocola mural

door featuring Kazy Usclef painting and Nixon drawings (left), later painted over and covered with Stikki Peaches wheatpaste (right)

Stela

Left: Cryote
Right: Zen

El Moot Moot.

El Moot Moot.

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

smaller pieces by Open Mind (left) and Cryote (right)

smaller pieces by unidentified artist (may be by Zoltan V or Kazy Usclef)

Zoltan V

graffiti by Nerv next to older piece painted on door by unidentified artist

Left: blade by Hary between two pipes
Right: Graffiti Knight stencil on the ground at the entrance of the Roy end of the alley


monochrome

Nixon

Cryote at the time representing the Wzrds Gng.

Figurative tag by Cryote.

unidentified artists


wheatpastes and paste-ups

Wheatpastes by Toronto’s Lovebot

Wheatpastes by Toronto’s Lovebot

Left: spray-painted piece by unknown artist and wheatpaste by Turtle Caps
Right: small paste-up by Futur Lasor Now

various paste-ups by Rage5 (first 2 top left), unidentified, and Tough Guy (right)


wood-ups

Starkey


stickers

stickers by unknown artist (first 2) and Futur Lasor Now (other 3)


nearby

The following pieces found nearby also deserve to be mentioned here. The first is a mural by Mastrocola on Duluth next to the entrance to the alley. The following two are in the same alley, but in the next block to the south, between Roy and Des Pins.

Les oeuvres suivantes se trouvant à proximité doivent être mentionnées dans le cadre de ce chapitre. La première est une murale par Mastrocola située sur Duluth à coté de l’accès à la ruelle. Les deux autres font partie de la même ruelle, mais dans le segment suivant, entre Roy et Des Pins.

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

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

graffiti mural by Stare in St-Denis|Drolet alley between Roy and Des Pins

Siar

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