Top 100 pasted street art of 2015

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).

See also:
Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015
Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2015

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).

Voir aussi:
Top 100 murales et autres pièces peintes de 2015
Top 100 graffitis de 2015


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.

Painted wheatpaste by C-215 for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Painted wheatpaste by 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.

Wheatpaste by 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.

Poster/wheatpastes montage by Dayna Danger with the help of Jessica Canard for Decolonizing Street Art 2015 – Unceded Voices.

Wheatpaste set by Amanda Di Genova.

This Futur Lasor Now poster spent the 2015 electoral period on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

A few variations on this 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.

2015 saw this new variation in Futur Lasor Now‘s illuminati sticker series.

‘Self-portrait’ poster by 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.

Wheatpastes by 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.

Wheatpastes by Gawd and Labrona; photo © Labrona.

Wheatpaste by 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.

These cat head paste-ups by Kafka were found all over central Montreal during this year’s Mural Festival.

A Kafka poster put up off-Mural Festival.

Another Kafka poster put up off-Mural Festival.

This is one of about a dozen posters put up by Kat over the summer of 2015. Notice the fake brick making it blend into the background, in this alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Another poster by Kat raising awareness about animal rights. Found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Another poster by 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.

Wheatpaste put up in HoMa during autumn by Labrona. See the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Labrona.

Wheatpaste put up in HoMa during autumn by Labrona. Check out ‘Gawd’ above in this list for more pasted art by Labrona.

Wheatpastes by Labrona and Mono Sourcil found in Centre-Sud.

Wheatpastes by 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.

That other poster by Lily Luciole.

Wood-up by Loks.

Another wood-up by Loks. See the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Loks.

Clever wheatpaste montage by Toronto’s Lovebot.

This 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.

A handful or two of 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.

A socio-political wheatpaste montage by Mimi who I wish was more active in the streets of Montreal.

During September 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.

This Marvin Gaye wheatpaste by 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.

This is another one of these pasted cardboard heads by Mono Sourcil. See the whole dozen I was able to photograph in this earlier post.

Wood-up by Mouthful.

Posters signed by Muesli were found here and there in central Montreal following the Charlie Hebdo shooting at the beginning of 2015.

This is one of many stickers put up around Montreal by 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.

This 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.

Another Pony wheatpaste found in Cité du Multimédia.

This wheatpaste by 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.

Another colourful wheatpaste combo by Le Renard Fou.

Another wheatpaste by 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.

This crazy sticker is a collaboration between ROC514 and Zombiac.

ROC514 and Purplesmoke17 (Rupert Plinkerton) collaboration sticker.

Sticker collaboration between ROC514 and EightyADay

This is one of a few mock-fire alarm stickers by 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.

Three wheatpastes by 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.

Sticker by Timmy Drift.

Solal Comics wheatpaste.

Solal Comics wheatpaste.

After working for others like Waxhead, Starkey came up with his own wood-ups this year. This one was found in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Another wood-up by Starkey.

Wood-up combo by 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.

This is a 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.

This is a collaboration wheatpaste between Stela and Swarm. See below for more by Swarm.

A year-end list would not be complete without some Stikki Peaches wheatpastes.

These Stikki Peaches wheatpastes are quite impressive in size as well as coolness.

These Stikki Peaches wheatpastes popped up a few months before the Star Wars crazyness began.

Wheatpastes and hubcaps(!) by 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.

It was the year of wood-ups and Xray also got into the game. This one was a splash of colour found near Chinatown on a grey spring day.

This Xray wood-up was found downtown.

This Xray wood-up was found on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

This Xray wood-up was found off Viger.

Zola wheatpaste put up during the spring student strikes.

Another wheatpaste by Zola.

Zola wheatpaste found in HoMa.

This pair of wheatpastes by an unidentified artist were found in HoMa.

This great poster is by some unidentified artist (unless Michelangelo is still active and into street art).

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist put up in an alley off St-Dominique last summer.

This paste-up is by an unidentified artist.

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4 thoughts on “Top 100 pasted street art of 2015”

  1. Hey !!
    Ces rétrospectives annuelles S-A_Mtl sont simplement géniales. Elles donnent le pouls de Montréal et de sa scène Street Art. Bien des gens en ont parlé aux cours des dernières années et finalement c’est vous qui avez réussi le coup ! Vous êtes devenu LA référence en Street-Art à Mtl sur le Web.
    Bravo à toute l’équipe
    National Zombi

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