This image gallery brings together my 100 favourite pieces of pasted street art (wheatpastes, stickers, woodups, etc) from 2015. It was already difficult selecting 100 pieces, it is impossible to sort them in order of preference, so they are shown here in alphabetical order. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from my very favourite artists, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per artist (excluding collaborations).
Cette galerie-photo présente mes 100 pièces collées préférées de 2015. C’était déjà trop difficile de choisir 100 pièces, je ne suis pas en mesure de les présenter en ordre de préférence et elles apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique. Pour que cette liste ne soit pas accaparée par mes artistes préférés, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne (excluant collaborations).
Borrrris wheatpastes put up at the August VHS – Van Horne Station event on two sides of a corner. Borrrris wheatpaste in Mile End. See the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Borrrris. C-215 for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival. C-215 for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival. This one was short-lived so I’ve borrowed this photo © PiaMTL. Melanie Cervantes, Lianne Charlie, Lindsay Katsitsakatste wheatpaste and poster montage for Decolonizing Street Art 2015 – Unceded Voices. Chat Perdu. Cousin_It wheatpaste put up off-Mural Festival. Cousin_It wheatpaste put up off-Mural Festival. Cousin_It wheatpaste put up off-Mural Festival. Cousin_It again, but these are plastic letters pasted on a tree. For the full message including missing letters, see the wheatpaste above it in this list. Dayna Danger with the help of Jessica Canard for Decolonizing Street Art 2015 – Unceded Voices. Amanda Di Genova. Futur Lasor Now poster spent the 2015 electoral period on the George General d’Auto Reparation. Futur Lasor Now poster were spotted around central Montreal at the end of summer. Futur Lasor Now added a bit of life and fun to some electoral boards. Futur Lasor Now‘s illuminati sticker series. G.Knight. G.Knight came up with a series of mock currency wheatpastes and stickers in 2015. This large wheatpaste covers the whole corner door of the George General d’Auto Reparation. Gawd and Labrona. See under ‘Labrona’ below for more pasted art by this artist and see the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Gawd and Labrona. Gawd and Labrona; photo © Labrona. Gawd. Il Flatcha‘s big thing in 2015 was a series of mock permitted/forbidden stickers. I picked these two (I expect the middle one is a real sticker) out of dozens found this year. See more in this earlier post. Il Flatcha paste-up. Kafka were found all over central Montreal during this year’s Mural Festival. Kafka poster put up off-Mural Festival. Kafka poster put up off-Mural Festival. Kat over the summer of 2015. Notice the fake brick making it blend into the background, in this alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Kat raising awareness about animal rights. Found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Kat found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Kat uses real window bars and railings to add to her animal-cruelty message. This one was also found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Labrona. See the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Labrona. Labrona. Check out ‘Gawd’ above in this list for more pasted art by Labrona. Labrona and Mono Sourcil found in Centre-Sud. Labrona and Mono Sourcil found next to UQAM. There is more pasted art by Mono Sourcil solo further down this list and both Labrona and Mono Sourcil have made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post. Lily Luciole was not as active on the streets of Montreal in 2015 as before, but both posters by her that I found in 2015 made this year-end list. Lily Luciole. Loks. Loks. See the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Loks. Lovebot. Lovebot wheatpaste was put up at the abandoned Canada Malting Plant. See the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Lovebot. Manyoly wheatpastes popped up around Plateau/Mile End over the summer. This one made this year-end list, but to be honest any of the others could have been picked instead. Rey Midax returned to the streets this year with a few series of wheatpastes. The best series were these Madonnas, each one ‘dressed’ differently. I picked this particular one as my favourite but any other could have been shown here as they are all quite impressive when seen in person. Rey Midax also put up a series of Oscar Wilde wheatpastes over central Montreal and HoMa during the autumn. Rey Midax‘s other series of wheatpastes showed Alan Turing. Miss Me covered this UQAM building with wheatpastes of images and text for Leave Out Violence. As I was out of the country at the time, I have borrowed this photo © Miss Me. Check out this earlier post for more photos of other sides of the building. Miss Me came up with new Musical Saints wheatpastes during summer. This one showing Billie Holiday was particularly impressive. Miss Me was seen here and there over town, but this particular specimen was picked to be shown in this year-end list because of the brilliant spot the artist found to display it. Photo © PiaMTL. Miss Me also revisited her Portrait Of A Vandal wheatpaste series in the latter half of the year and came up with new variations. I picked this one to be shown here, but you can see others in this earlier post and this one. Mono Sourcil put up a series of these pasted cardboard heads this autumn. See also Labrona above in this list for more pasted work by Mono Sourcil. Check out the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Mono Sourcil. Mono Sourcil. See the whole dozen I was able to photograph in this earlier post. Mouthful. National Zombi this year. I picked this one to represent the whole series. Many can be seen in this earlier post, and a few more here. National Zombi sticker stands out from the rest and is cute enough to make this year-end list! Pony wheatpaste found in Cité du Multimédia. Pony wheatpaste found in Cité du Multimédia. Le Renard Fou appropriately states “Le Renard Fou est back in town” and marked the beginning of a series of similar and very colourful wheatpastes put up by this artist in Mile End, the Plateau and Petite-Patrie. Le Renard Fou. Le Renard Fou. Le Renard Fou wheatpastes. See the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Le Renard Fou. ROC514 sticker. ROC514 and Zombiac. ROC514 and Purplesmoke17 (Rupert Plinkerton) collaboration sticker. ROC514 and EightyADay Enzo Sarto. Enzo Sarto also put up a few wheatpastes whilst in town for Mural Festival. This one made the Top100, but more can be seen in this earlier post. Sinister Kid. The central one in this photo is the one making the Top100, variations were found here and there in central and eastern Montreal. Timmy Drift. Solal Comics wheatpaste. Solal Comics wheatpaste. Starkey came up with his own wood-ups this year. This one was found in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet. Starkey. Starkey (top), anonymous (middle left), Waxhead (middle right), Kind (bottom left) and IAmBatman (bottom right). Starkey actually managed to fool quite a few people with these fake doorbells. Stela wheatpaste but the design also exists as a sticker. See the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Stela. Stela and Swarm. See below for more by Swarm. Stikki Peaches wheatpastes. Stikki Peaches wheatpastes are quite impressive in size as well as coolness. Stikki Peaches wheatpastes popped up a few months before the Star Wars crazyness began. Stikki Peaches. Swarm wheatpastes. Swarm wheatpaste. Swarm wheatpaste. Check out Stela above in this list for a collaboration with Swarm. Turtle Caps paste-up. Waxhead wood-up in collaboration with Starkey, found in Mile End. See above in this list for some 100% Starkey wood-ups. Waxhead wood-up in collaboration with Starkey found downtown. Waxhead wood-up in collaboration with Starkey found in St-Henri. Waxhead wood-up in collaboration with Starkey found in HoMa. Check out the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Waxhead. Xray also got into the game. This one was a splash of colour found near Chinatown on a grey spring day. Xray wood-up was found downtown. Xray wood-up was found on the George General d’Auto Reparation. Xray wood-up was found off Viger. Zola wheatpaste put up during the spring student strikes. Zola. Zola wheatpaste found in HoMa.