Lost Claws

Lost Claws is a street artist mainly into wheatpasting, but he also has some painted work to his credit. He has been active in the streets and alleys of Montreal since approximately June 2017. The artist wittily expresses his dark, pessimistic or sarcastic views on the world, life and relationships through various characters, some recurring (teeth, skeletons, Death) and some one-offs (often animals).

The artist is extremely prolific and I have been able to find only a fraction of his work before it got destroyed. You should therefore check out his Instagram page for a lot more work than what I am presenting in the gallery below.

Lost Claws est un artiste de rue dont le medium préféré est le collage, mais qui peint aussi à l’occasion. Il est actif dans les rues et ruelles de Montréal depuis approximativement juin 2017. A l’aide d’une panoplie de personnages, certain récurrents (dents, squelettes, la Mort) ou non (souvent des animaux), il exprime sa vision sombre, pessimiste ou sarcastique, du monde, de la vie et des relation humaines.

Cet artiste est extremement prolifique et je n’ai eu la chance de photographier qu’une fraction de son oeuvre avant qu’elle ne soit détruite. Vous êtes donc invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à sa page Instagram si vous voulez en voir beaucoup plus que ce que je suis en mesure de présenter dans la galerie ci-dessous.


wheatpastes

Pieces in this section are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille.

“That’s life”, in St-Henri.

“Ewe suck”, in Plateau End.

“I don’t wanna pray”, in Mile End.

“We’ll never be those kids again”, in the Plateau.

“You can be so cold”, an off-Mural piece.

“Happiness is temporary”, in the Plateau.

“I believe it’s faith I lack”, in the Plateau. See below for a close-up

Close-up of the above Plateau piece.

“I won’t remember you”, in the Plateau.

In the Plateau.

“Are we having fun yet?”, in Petite-Patrie.

“Everything is cool”, in the Plateau.

“Trapped in my head”, in Mile End.

“Love is not enough”, in Mile End for Valentine’s Day.

“How you act is who you become”, in the Plateau.

“Nothing comes back”, in the Village.

“There’s no surprises in hell”, in Mile End.

“Empty together”, in the Plateau.

“I am my father’s son”, in the Quartier des Spectacles.

“What am I doing with my life?”, in the Quartier des Spectacles.

“I feel so small”, a big wheatpaste on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

“Pas d’sucre, pas d’crème”, as Death likes its coffee black, what did you expect? Found in the Plateau.

“D.T.F”, apparently standing for “donairs taste fantastic”… This was found in the Plateau.

This one was captioned “If it’s not on Instagram, did it even happen?”, but the caption was lost before I got a chance to photograph this piece found in Mile End.

“LOL”, in the Plateau.

In the Plateau.

“Everybody else is an asshole”, in the Plateau.

“Give me darkness”, in Mile End.

“It gets easier”, in the Plateau.

“Just give me what I want”, in the Plateau.

“No one mourns the last to die”, in Mile End.

“My life is a mess”, in Little Italy.

“We really are alone aren’t we?”, in the Plateau.

“You’ll never see yourself like I see you”, in Mile End.

“The vague positive quote you needed”, in Mile End.

“Hot as heck”, in Mile End.

“Just fuckin’ super”, in Little Italy.

“Worth ≠ worth”, off Mural Festival.

“What’s it like being cool?”, on St-Laurent.

“It’s so cheesy”, in a conversation with Sara Erenthal.

“Only hard things break”, in the Quartier des Spectacles.

“Life sucks”, in the Quartier des Spectacles.

“The magic’s gone”, in the Plateau.

“You’re not special”, off St-Laurent.

“Time passes always has always will”, in Little Italy.

“Nothing ever changes” / “Everything is changing”, in Petite-Patrie.

“Share the burden”, in Mile End.

“Living quickly, dying slowly”, in Mile End.

“I’m familiar with the cold”, in Plateau End.

“We only hurt the ones we love”, in the Plateau.

“Same in the end”, in the Plateau.

“The loss of friends you never had”, in Mile End.

“We were never meant to stay”, in Mile End.

“New and interesting rock bottoms”, in St-Henri.

“Everybody leaves too soon”, pasted in the Plateau beneath one of Scaner‘s iconic characters, presumably as a tribute after the latter writer passed away.

“It’s only worth what you’re willing to lose”, in Petite-Patrie.

“We change”, in the Plateau.

“Life of the party”, in Mile End.

“Let the rain fall”, in the Plateau.

“We always know what’s right”, in Mile End.

“There’s plenty…”, in Mile End.

“No one is listening”, in the McGill Ghetto.

“Don’t wait too long to come home”, in Mile End.

“Nobody cares what you did, right?”, in Mile End.

“There is nothing we can keep”, in Plateau End.

“Remember to forget”, in Mile End.

“How you act is who you become”, in Mile End.

In the Plateau.

“I only loved you with my head anyways”, in the Plateau. The sticker above is by Ella & Pitr.

“Free to a good home”, in Mile End.


painted, drawn, etc.

Pieces in this section are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille.

This collapsable sign was put up in the village in early August, not quite near the end of summer…

On a Mile End rooftop.

On a Mile End rooftop.

On a Mile End rooftop.

On a Mile End rooftop.

“Break a leg!”, in a Mile End skatepark.

“Put a skull on it!”, in Mile End.

In a Plateau alley.

In Mile End.

In Mile End.

“I’m fine”, in Petite-Patrie.

“Dirt don’t hurt”, in Mile End.

“There’s no surprises in hell”, in Little Italy.

“I feel nothing”, in the Plateau.

“You’re not special”, retaliating against Worm after he did this huge chrome throw for his crew MG over Lost Claws’ huge “I feel so small” mouse wheatpaste (scroll up this gallery to view).

“You’re only young forever once”, in Mile End.

In a central graffiti alley.

“Alone is all we were”, in Mile End.


stickers

Collaboration with ROC514.

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