New street art and graffiti winter 2014-2015

After a break of 2 months, here’s the first ‘new works’ post of the year. Now that spring is at the door and our artists are going to hit the streets again, I should be able to go back to posting one or two of these every month.

A few murals and painted pieces were produced during the unusually warm final week of 2014. Then January and February were bitterly cold so not much happened besides stickers and tags. It takes a lot to stop Futur Lasor Now and Stela, so the ‘stickers’ section of the image gallery below includes a lot of their stuff. Waxhead is another of the braver ones. He probably nearly froze his fingers off making sure we got our fix of new painted pieces during the time of the year when others hibernate or go work in warmer climates.

Après un répit de 2 mois, voici le premier article de l’année présentant les nouveautés apparues dans les rues de Montréal. Maintenant que le printemps est à notre porte et que nos artistes vont reprendre la rue, je devrais être de nouveau en mesure de publier un ou deux de ces articles par mois.

Le temps doux que nous avons connu au cours de la dernière semaine de 2014 a rendu possible la création de quelques murales et autres pièces peintes de plus petite envergure. Ensuite les températures se sont maintenues sous les normales pour la majorité de janvier et février, et conséquemment les découvertes ont surtout été des autocollants et des tags. La section ‘stickers’ de la galerie-photo ci-dessous inclut beaucoup de pièces par Futur Lasor Now et Stela parce que rien ne semble arrêter ces deux irréductibles. Waxhead est aussi parmi nos plus braves artistes. Alors que la plupart ont plutôt décidé d’hiberner ou d’aller travailler sous des ciels plus cléments, il s’est gelé les doigts pour que les accros comme moi puissent recevoir leur dose de nouvelles pièces peintes.


Murals and smaller painted pieces

This mural on Sherbrooke is credited to SoRaw and @SamyBaichy, but a search returned nothing for those names.

This small house on Duluth was given its bi- or tri-annual facelift by Waxhead. Also visible at the top is an older piece by Gawd. Check out the evolution of the house at the latter link.

Two other new creations by Waxhead. The one on the left is a tribute to Hayao Miyazaki and was found in the McGill ghetto. The one on the right was found in an alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

This huge graffiti by the 1017 Crew popped up on an abandoned gas station on Mont-Royal.

A quick graffiti by Nixon dedicated to Scaner, next to the Jean-Talon market.

The two graffiti pieces above by the NTFA crew appeared in alleys of lower Mile End on a particularly cold week.

Graffiti from early in the winter by an unidentified artist (left) and Listen (right), off St-Laurent.


Wheatpastes

This poster credited to Muesli appeared here and there in central Montreal in the week following the events at Charlie Hebdo. This particular one was found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Swarm (left) and Stela (right) in phone booth on Ontario.

This sign on Parc bears Ms Teri‘s name, but it is not clear whether or not she is the one who put up the arrow wheatpaste beneath it. Also visible is a sticker by Crue.

Above and below: wheatpastes of bagels recently popped up all over Bagelhood, mostly on St-Viateur, Parc and Fairmount. Artist unknown.

This particular creation was found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Also visible in the image on the right: Tik Tok (top) and Greasy Jim (bottom).


Stickers and small paste-ups

Waxhead

G.Knight

Above and below: more owls by Futur Lasor Now.

More birds by Futur Lasor Now. These are paste-ups, larger than typical stickers.

New variations on older themes by Futur Lasor Now.

Above and below: these are from Stela‘s winter 2014-2015 collection.

Stela (top) for Queer Sprayers (bottom).

Stela times two.

Stela

Stela (middle and bottom), Homsik (middle right), Naps (top centre), Futur Lasor Now (top left), Yunotdoc? (middle left) and other unidentified friends

Two more by Stela.

Two by ROC514. The one on the right is a collaboration with Purplesmoke17 (Rupert Plinkerton).

Turtle Caps (left) and Sien514 (right).

Above and below: 4 variations by Five Eight were found around the St-Laurent x Mont-Royal corner.

Left: Shifty Cat
Right: spoof of protest stickers found on buses and police cars; this is for the time being to be credited as having been created by #jairiencollé.

Tag paste-up by Scaner.

Two by Bezoman.

El Moot Moot (left) and Love Owl (right).

El Moot Moot is a French graffiti writer.

Above and below: four of the many new stickers from this unidentified artist who slaps mostly around Mile End.

It looks like Mony Zakhour was in town.

Chris RWK aka Robots Will Kill (left) and Ekro (right).

Zenka. See ‘Other’ section below for more by this artist.

SBU One (left) and Raph RBD (right)

Unknown artist (left) and Yunotdoc (?) (right).

Serum

Greasy Jim’s stickers have evolved from being only pasted tags.


Tags and drawn pieces

Snail/Coz from the WC Crew (left) and someone from the Wzrds Gng (right) in Parc Jeanne-Mance.

Snail/Coz from the WC Crew on St-Dominique.

Snail/Coz from the WC Crew.

Two by Futur Lasor Now.

Greasy Jim’s tags are getting bigger. Not shown in this gallery are the hundreds of tags of his name that have popped up all over the city this winter.

Five Eight

More than just a hit-and-run by Scaner.

Above and below: many Maturnin tags have popped up around the lower Mile End in February. A few have text (as above) but in most cases it’s just the symbol seen below.

Two chalk tags by You Go Girl in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.


Other

These two pieces by Waxhead on thick wood cuts by Starkey were put up on Bernard on the night of the opening of their joint exhibition.

Clay piece by Zenka found on Mont-Royal.

Above and below: yarn bombing found on de Gaspé. Artist(s) unknown.

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