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To see much more than what this spotlight features, and because most of Bonar’s best street work was done outside Montreal, check out olivierbonnard.com as well as his Instagram page.

Pour en voir plus que ce que ce profil de l’artiste Bonar présente, et parce qu’il est très actif hors de Montréal, vous êtes invités à visiter olivierbonnard.com ainsi que sa page Instagram.


In Rosemont.

In Petite-Patrie.

Temporary wall in the Village.

At the back of a downtown pub. This is Bonar’s second wall at this spot, scroll down for his first.

With Opire on the side of a Plateau house awaiting demolition.

Bonar on the left and Mathieu Connery on the right, for the Van Horne Station block party.

Rooftop piece over St-Laurent.

With Opire for the 2015 edition of Chromatic.

Bonar and Opire‘s contribution to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Bonar on character and Les hommes de lettres on calligraphy.

Bonar’s contribution to the Cabane à sucre secret gallery.

For the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Bonar (above) and Birdo (unfortunately partially obstructed) in a McGill Ghetto alley.

Bonar on wall, Algue (door, first garage) and Nixon (second garage).

At the back of a downtown pub. This is Bonar’s first wall at this spot, scroll up for his second.

Bonar’s wall for the 2013 edition of Mural Festival.

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Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017

This image gallery brings together 100 of the best murals and other painted street art pieces of 2017 in Montreal. The selection was done partly from my own personal favourites but mostly from those of my followers on Instagram. Of course this list was put together from what I was actually able to photograph, so keep in mind that it may lack some great work that just slipped between the cracks.

It was already difficult selecting 100 ceations, it was 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 a few very popular artists, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per artist.

See also:
Top 75 pasted street art of 2017
Top 200 graffiti pieces of 2017

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 des meilleures murales et autres pièces de street art peint de 2017 à Montréal. La sélection inclut mes pièces préférées mais surtout celles des gens qui me suivent sur Instagram. Cette liste a bien sur été créée à partir de ce que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et de photographier, ce qui signifie que quelques chef d’oeuvres de 2017 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

C’était déjà trop difficile de choisir 100 pièces, je n’ai pas été en mesure de les présenter en ordre de préférence et elles apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique. Pour que cette liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques artistes populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne.

Voir aussi:
Top 75 collages street art de 2017
Top 200 pièces graffitis de 2017


1010‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

Adida Fallen Angel‘s contribution to the Alley Cats prod in Rosemont.

Ankh One and Benny Wilding collaboration in Verdun. The white discs over the mural spell out the word MULTICULTUREL. Scroll down for more by Benny Wilding under his name and more by Ankh One under ‘Monk.e’. Both artists have also made it into the Top 200 graffiti pieces of 2017 (Benny Wilding is found there under ‘Cemz’).

Astro‘s tribute to Scaner at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.
(Also visible above is an older piece by Kare)

Astro in a Rosemont alley.

Axe‘s front wall for the RDV production which he curated in the Plateau.

A tribute to Scaner by Axe in the South West.

Axe piece in the South West. Scroll down for more by Axe under ‘Dodo Osé’ and under ‘K6A’. He has also made it into the Top 200 graffiti pieces of 2017.

MC Baldassari and Aude Maeva for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Birdcap in Petite-Patrie.

Elizabeth Blancas from the 2017 edition of Unceded Voices.

Bonar in Petite-Patrie.

Bonar in Rosemont. Scroll down for more by Bonar below under ‘Opire’.

Harry Bones in upper Plateau.

Harry Bones in Rosemont.

Harry Bones at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Harry Bones‘ contribution to the Scan You Rock mega-prod. Harry Bones has also made it into the Top 200 graffiti pieces of 2017 (under ‘Scaner’ and ‘Soten’).

Borrris and Arnold collaboration in the Plateau. The two of them have also made it into the Top 200 graffiti pieces of 2017 (under ‘203’).

A collaboration between Botkin, Borrris, Arnold and Marc Sirus in St-Henri. See below for 2 close-ups.

Close-up of the above long wall by Botkin, Borrris, Arnold and Marc Sirus in St-Henri.

Close-up of the above long wall by Botkin, Borrris, Arnold and Marc Sirus in St-Henri.

Botkin wall in Verdun, for Mu.

Jessica Canard and Dayna Danger for the 2017 edition of Unceded Voices in St-Henri.

Ricardo Cavolo‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

A beautiful piece in the plateau by Tel Aviv’s Dede.

Dodo Osé‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

Dodo Osé in Ville St-Laurent.

Dodo Osé and Axe collaboration in the South West. Scroll down for more by those two below under ‘K6A’. There’s also more Axe in solo above, under his name. Both artists have also made it into the Top 200 graffiti pieces of 2017.

Earth Crusher for A’Shop, downtown Montreal.

Earth Crusher from the RDV prod curated by Axe.

Elfu on truck side.

The most photographed mural in Montreal in 2017 is also the city’s biggest one ever. This is El Mac and Gene Pendon‘s tribute to Leonard Cohen downtown Montreal. Produced by Mu.

Ron English‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

2017 was a great year for Fluke. This mural is on a St-Michel school.

Tribute to Bad News Brown by Fluke in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Fluke‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of Mural Festival is a tribute to Jackie Robinson.

Flying Eric in a Rosemont alley.

Flying Eric on an abandoned Plateau house.

Germdee at Plaza Walls.

Germdee in a Plateau alley. Germdee also made it into the Top 75 pasted street art of 2017.

Mono Gonzalez in Villeray.

Above 3 photos: Mono Gonzalez over 3 sides of a Rosemont park building.

Gwan (left) and Eric Williams (right) in the Akira’s Alley prod. Gwan also made it into the Top 75 pasted street art of 2017.

Li-Hill‘s painted installation for the 2017 edition of Mural Festival. See below for close-ups.

Close-up of Li-Hill‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

Closer-up of Li-Hill‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

Hsix‘s contribution to the Scan You Rock mega-prod. Hsix also made it into the Top 200 graffiti pieces of 2017.

Everyone knows about the 2 huge tributes to Leonard Cohen by Kevin Ledo and El Mac+Gene Pendon. This one by Jee is much smaller in scale but still a great piece of art!

Jest in a central Montreal alley. Scroll down for more by Jest, under ‘Sloast’.

Jonathan Bergeron aka Johnny Crap in Hochelaga.

K6A‘s wall at the Festival de Canes in Longueuil, featuring Axe, Dodo Osé, Fleo, Saer, Serak, Monk.e and OstieOne. See below for 2 close-ups. There’s more by Axe, Dodo Osé and Monk.e in this yearly list under their respective names. The latter three as well as Fleo and Serak have also made it into the Top 200 graffiti pieces of 2017.

Close-up of the above K6A wall for the Festival de Canes.

Another close-up of the above K6A wall for the Festival de Canes.

Kor (cat) and Hoar (letters) in a Rosemont alley. Hoar has also made it into the Top 200 graffiti pieces of 2017.

Kor‘s part in the Alley Cats production in a Rosemont alley which he curated.

Korb over a background by Axe in the RDV production curated by the latter artist. Korb has also made it into the Top 200 graffiti pieces of 2017.

Above 2 photos: a segment of the Akira Alley prod in a Plateau alley, featuring
first photo: Labrona (left), Futur Lasor Now (middle) and Andy Dass (top right)
second photo: Cryote (left and bottom right) and Waxhead (door, around door and top right). Scroll down for more by the latter two artists under ‘Waxhead’. There’s also more by Waxhead under ‘SBU One’. Labrona, Futur Lasor Now and Waxhead also made it into the Top 75 pasted street art of 2017.

Labrona redid the base of one of his classic Plateau murals.

Kevin Ledo‘s huge tribute to Leonard Cohen from the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

Loyal in Rosemont.

Mad C‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

Mastrocola in a Plateau alley. Notice the garbage container in camouflage.

Mastrocola in the Plateau.

A long Mateo mural at the Marché Jean-Talon.

Mateo‘s tribute to Denise Pelletier in Centre-Sud, produced by Mu.

Monk.e, Fonki and Ankh One collaboration mural for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Scroll up to Ankh One’s name for more by this artist. Monk.e and Ankh One have also made it into the Top 200 graffiti pieces of 2017.

Monk.e‘s solo contribution for the Festival de Canes in Longueuil. He also participated in the K6A crew mural next to his, scroll up this list to ‘K6A’ to view.

Monk.e mural in a Rosemont alley.

Monk.e at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Mono Sourcil‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of Mural Festival. See below for close-ups in three segments.

Segment 1/3 of Mono Sourcil‘s long wall for the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

Segment 2/3 of Mono Sourcil‘s long wall for the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

Segment 3/3 of Mono Sourcil‘s long wall for the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

Mono Sourcil in a Rosemont alley. Mono Sourcil also made it into the Top 75 pasted street art of 2017.

Nelio mural for Mu in St-Henri.

Onur‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of Mural Festival, in Chinatown. This one was painted with blacklight-sensitive paint, see nighttime shots of it on the artist’s webpage.

Opire and Bonar collaboration on the wall of a Plateau house awaiting demolition. Scroll up to Bonar’s name for some solo work by this artist in this yearly rundown. Opire has also made it into the Top 200 graffiti pieces of 2017 (under ‘203’).

Paynt in a Rosemont alley.

Paynt in a Rosemont alley.

Le Renard Fou at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Le Renard Fou also made it into the Top 75 pasted street art of 2017.

Rouks at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel for the year’s final Sinojam.

Above 2 photos: Rouks‘ part in a collaboration mural with Monk.e on letters. The whole mural has made it into the Top 200 graffiti pieces of 2017.

Rouks at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Jessica Sabogal for the 2017 edition of Unceded Voices in St-Henri.

Ruben Sanchez‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

SBU One‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

2017 was a busy year for SBU One. Click to zoom in on this long alley piece found in Rosemont.

SBU One on a Plateau house.

SBU One (left) and Waxhead (right) collaboration in a Rosemont alley. Scroll down to ‘Waxhead’ and up to ‘Labrona’ for more work by Waxhead in this yearly list. The latter artist also made it into the Top 75 pasted street art of 2017.

Scribe in a Rosemont alley.

Scribe‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of Mural Festival. Scribe has also made it into the Top 200 graffiti pieces of 2017.

Off-Muralfest piece by Secret in a central back alley.

Seork piece in Rosemont.

Seork at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Sloast and Jest collaboration on a Plateau garage door. Scroll up to Jest’s name in this list for some solo work by this artist. Sloast also made it into the Top 75 pasted street art of 2017.

Striker‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Taka Sudo in St-Henri.

Tchekon in a Plateau alley, echoing the theme of a less-abstract mural of his found nearby.

Tiburon‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Turf One aka Jean Labourdette in a central Montreal alley, for Art Gang.

Stefan Vandal business front in Hochelaga.

We were spoiled in 2017 to have had great artist Vhils accept an invitation from Art Gang. Vhils has this unique and recognizable approach in which he first paints his piece, then etches/chisels out the painted areas, leaving a textured relief mural.

One of Ware’s contribution to the Time Is Gold prod, Scaner‘s last before he passed away.

Waxhead and Cryote‘s great collaboration in the Plateau.

Waxhead and Cryote‘s joint collaboration for the Alley Cats prod in Rosemont. Scroll up to ‘Labrona’ above for more work by these 2 artists. There’s also more Waxhead above under ‘SBU One’ as well as in the Top 75 pasted street art of 2017.

WhatIsAdam in Mile-Ex.

Benny Wilding‘s figurative segment on a long wall tribute to Scaner (also involving Stare and Zek – not pictured here).

Benny Wilding‘s nostalgia mural at Plaza St-Hubert. He has also made it into the Top 200 graffiti pieces of 2017 (under ‘Cemz’).

Sophie Wilkins in St-Michel.

Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015

This image gallery brings together my 100 favourite murals and other painted pieces of 2015. It was already difficult selecting 100 works, 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.

See also:
Top 100 pasted street art of 2015
Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2015

Cette galerie-photo présente mes 100 murales et autres pièces peintes 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.

Voir aussi:
Top 100 pièces collées de 2015
Top 100 graffitis de 2015


Family portrait in Plateau back alley featuring Shalak, Botkin, Kevin Ledo, Chris Dyer, Bruno Smoky, Lovebot, Turtle Caps, Linsey Levendall, Marina Capdevila, Labrona, Waxhead and Dave Todaro. Most of these artists have their own solo pieces in this year end list, scroll down to check them out. Lovebot, Turtle Caps, Labrona and Waxhead have also placed work into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2015.

Collective work featuring Waxhead (left and bottom right corner), Turtle Caps (above ladder), Futur Lasor Now (above door), Deadliest Rosa (middle bottom), Loks (right) and El Moot Moot (right wall).This can be seen in this alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Waxhead and El Moot Moot have solo painted pieces below in this list. Waxhead, Turtle Caps, Futur Lasor Now and Loks have also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2015.

2Alas‘ contribution to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

2Alas also gave us this piece whilst in town around Mural Festival.

A new year also brings a new wall by Phillips Adams at the Habitations Jeanne-Mance. This may actually be his best one so far.

By the AG Crew in Petite-Patrie. Check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2015 for a piece by the AG Crew’s Snipe.

Alber left a few masterpieces at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen during his stay in Montreal last summer.

Another one by Alber (bottom right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

One of the great new names on the streets this year was Apok from the Astred Collective. This piece, the first I ever encountered by Apok, was found at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Another one by Apok. The fascinating thing about this artist, besides being obviously incredibly talented, is that he does figurative work but still operates in the usual graffiti spots. As far as I know most if not all of his street work so far has been done alongside that of graffiti artist Eskro (see Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2015).

Another masterpiece by Apok, this one in the abandoned Transco.

Apok at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Above two walls: Astro‘s contribution to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Plateau park container by Astro.

Above are the four sides of another Plateau park container by Astro.

Astro doing it for the kids even where kids don’t hang out, in this case the abandoned Transco. Check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2015 for more by Astro.

Axe in the Old Port on a K6A commissioned wall. See K6A below for more by Axe.

Bicicleta Sem Freio‘s contribution to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Birdo for that ill-fated August edition of the Chromatic block parties. Unfortunately this piece was vandalised within hours of completion, so this image is © Birdo.

Besides this painted piece in the abandoned Transco, Borrris has also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2015 with some wheatpastes.

Botkin‘s contribution to the June edition of Chromatic.

Bird mural by Cens in this delivery/parking space completely redone last september by a bunch of great artists (from Montreal and elsewhere), an initiative of Turtle Caps. Cens has also placed a piece in the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2015. Also visible in this photo is a door by Labrona which incidentally also made it into this year-end list. Scroll down to Labrona below to see it in full size.

Four above: Crazy Apes wall produced during the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. From left to right this wall features
photo 1: Narc and Lith
photo 2: Korb and Narc
photo 3: Kred, Akuma One and Narc
photo 4: Crane, Korb and Fezat.
Narc, Korb and Crane have also made it into the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2015 with some other work.

Tribute by Dare to the deceased Bore.

Melissa Del Pinto‘s contribution to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Mural by FelixDTK and MiguelDTK with pieces by Pask and Koal at the bottom, in Little Italy. Pask has also made it into the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2015 with something else.

Chris Dyer repaired and modified his piece (left) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark (click on latter link to see the earlier piece). His brother Peru143 filled the space to his right.

Chris Dyer (left), his brother Peru143 (top right) and MSHL (bottom right). Chris’ part was started during the June Chromatic block party, and the whole thing was finished with Peru and MSHL a short while after.

Earth Crusher‘s contribution to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival, representing A’Shop.

Earth Crusher for the VHS – Van Horne Station block party.

Elfu at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. The piece to his right is by EK Sept who has made it into the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2015 with a different piece.

El Moot Moot and Waxhead on a garage door in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Scroll down this list for more by Waxhead.

Next to the above in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark is this other garage door featuring El Moot Moot alone.

Two adjacent walls by Epos, Fler and Crak in a Plateau alley

One of the best murals of the year is this huge one done over the summer by Five Eight in the Plateau.

Whilst in town early last summer, Grominator left this piece in Rosemont.

Another early summer production by Grominator, this time in the South West. Also visible at the bottom is a piece by Pask.

This building on Savoie was painted by Les Hommes De Lettres to look like a stack of books. The wall beneath the building was done by the same artists last year.

This huge mural by Hoarkor was produced late summer in a Petite-Patrie alley. Click on image to expand and better appreciate details and size.

Jaz‘s contribution to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

The main mural of the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival was this tribute to festival founder Sterling Downey. By K6A, featuring Axe, Monk.e, Fleo, Philemon, etc. Check out Fleo’s entries in the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2015 list.

This K6A wall in HoMa gets redone every summer by Axe and Monk.e. This is the 2015 creation. Scroll up and down for more by Axe and Monk.e in this year end list.

Knorke Leaf in a delivery/parking space completely redone last september by a bunch of great artists (from Montreal and elsewhere), an initiative of Turtle Caps.

This garage door on St-Laurent was done off -Mural Festival by Labrona and Gawd in June. Check out the Top 100 pasted street art of 2015 for more by both artists.

Labrona in a delivery/parking space completely redone last september by a bunch of great artists (from Montreal and elsewhere), an initiative of Turtle Caps.

Kevin Ledo‘s contribution to the same space as the Labrona piece found above it in this list.

Kevin Ledo for the VHS – Van Horne Station block party.

Lovebot piece in Rosemont, from May. See the Top 100 pasted street art of 2015 for more by this artist.

LSNR‘s contribution to the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Maddog and Namer on a HoMa alley garage door.

This Mile End garage door was done in early fall by Maliciouz.

Maliciouz also makes it into this year-end list with this piece left at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Mateo‘s main creation this year is this huge mural titled ‘Más’ (‘More’) in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie. See a video of the making of this mural on Vimeo.

Across the street from the huge mural by Mateo above in this list is this other by the same artist. Smaller in size (but still not small), it is titled ‘Menos’ (‘Less’) and acts as a counterpart to the big one.

Mateo also makes this year-end list with this mural in Petite-Patrie. Click on image to better appreciate the mural’s fine details.

MC Baldassari‘s contribution to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

MC Baldassari‘s contribution to the June edition of Chromatic.

MC Baldassari in Petite Patrie for the borough’s Tandem project.

MC Baldassari was really busy in the streets of Montreal this year and she also makes this year-end list with this smaller mural in Ville Emard.

Monk.e top creation this year is this great wall off a Hochelaga back alley.

Above three photos: front, back and side of a container in the Champs des Possibles by Monk.e.

Monk.e also makes it into this year-end list with this beautiful garage door off St-Laurent. See K6A above in this list for more by Monk.e.

These doors by Mono Sourcil were done in August off-Under Pressure Festival.

Plateau garage door by Mono Sourcil.

Mono Sourcil in a HoMa alley. Check out the Top 100 pasted street art of 2015 for more by this artist.

Back of truck redone by Ms Teri during the late summer’s Hip Hop You Don’t Stop Festival.

Nychos‘s contribution to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Omen for the VHS – Van Horne Station block party.

Opire and Bonar‘s contribution to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Back of truck redone by Opire during the late summer’s Hip Hop You Don’t Stop Festival.

Opire also makes this year-end list with this piece from the abandoned Transco.

The Santropol Roulant building which used to be covered with the work of multiple artists was completely redone in 2015 by Pantonio.

Stunning Gene Pendon and Bryan Beyung mural in Chinatown

Alex Produkt‘s contribution to the June edition of Chromatic.

Le Renard Fou at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Check out the Top 100 pasted street art of 2015 for more by this artist.

This is one of the handful of pieces done by the very obscure but very talented Riode this year.

One more by Riode.

After having contributed one of the most memorable Mural Festival murals in 2014, Seth returned to Montreal to give us this splendid wall on Papineau.

Whilst in town for some commissioned work, Shalak was invited by Turtle Caps to contribute to this delivery/parking space which was being completely redone by a bunch of great artists (from Montreal and elsewhere). This piece of hers is actually one of my very favourite creations of 2015.

This brilliant piece by Bruno Smoky was done at about the same time as the one above it in this list by his Clandestinos partner Shalak.

Bruno Smoky (right) and Cens (left) came up with this back alley mural in early June.

This mindblowing mural by Stare was also the last mural to be completed in Montreal in 2015.

Before starting on the latter mural Stare also spent many weeks working on this masterpiece.

This was a very busy year for Stare. His first major wall of the year was this one.

This Chinatown mural by Stare features a great piece of deconstructed graffiti calligraphy. Stare is the ultimate multi-faceted artist, having placed 4 murals into this list as well as 4 pieces into the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2015.

This collective wall was done off-Mural Festival by Montreal artist Stela (above and inside door) with the help of visitors Amanda Valdes (bottom left), Didi aka Diana Contreras (left of door) and Lulu107 (top left). Stela has also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2015.

Tava took a break from doing street art in 2015 but still accepted a few commissioned door pieces, like the three ones found in this year-end list. This particular one was done in the Plateau with the help of Detto.

This is another Tava / Detto collaboration, but in Little Italy.

One more Tava in Little Italy.

This is a piece by Tchug found in a well-hidden spot in upper Plateau.

Axel Void‘s contribution to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Waxhead‘s contribution to the June edition of Chromatic.

This Waxhead mural can be found in a back alley between the Plateau and McGill ghetto. Check out El Moot Moot above in this list for a collaboration with Waxhead. Waxhead has also placed work into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2015.

The front window space of this Plateau End house gets redone by Waxhead 2 or 3 times a year. This is one of the 2015 creations. You can see the evolution of this house over the last 3 years by clicking on the latter link which will bring you to the Waxhead wall2wallMTL spotlight. The piece above is an older one by Gawd.

WhatIsAdam‘s contribution to the June edition of Chromatic.

This wall was done off-Mural Festival by Gives and Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng in a back alley of St-Laurent.

Mural by Gives and Cryote from the then Wzrds Gng in an alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng on a garage door of the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Zek, Mark Esprit, Hsix, Dcae and Dekor’s mural for the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Zek in a Monkland Village alley. He has also placed some graffiti work in the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2015.

New murals and other painted works September 2015

Here’s a photo gallery of the new murals and other painted works of smaller scale finished during the month of September. Separate articles were just published featuring new pasted works (wheatpastes, stickers, etc) and new graffiti. If you want to see new works as soon as I photograph them, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet article présente les nouvelles murales ainsi que les autres pièces peintes de plus petite taille terminées au cours du mois de septembre. Les nouvelles oeuvres collées (collages, autocollants, etc) ainsi que les nouveautés graffiti font l’objet d’articles à part. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Stare mural in the Plateau.

Earth Crusher for the VHS – Van Horne Station block party.

Bonar (left) and Mathieu Connery (right) for the VHS – Van Horne Station block party. Unfortunately the piece created by Jeremy Shantz next to these two was vandalised before I had a chance to photograph it.

HoarKor aka HRKR in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie for the Tandem program of that borough. This is a very big mural, click on image to view bigger.

HoarKor aka HRKR in Mile End.

HoarKor aka HRKR inside delivery entrance in the Plateau.

More HoarKor aka HRKR at the same spot as above.

Knorke Leaf at the same spot as above.

Labrona on door at the same spot as above.

Stadium Art Movement aka Jonathan Himsworth (bottom) and Il Flatcha (on wooden beam) at the same spot as above, part 1/3.

Stadium Art Movement aka Jonathan Himsworth (bottom) and Il Flatcha (on wooden beam) at the same spot as above, part 2/3.

Stadium Art Movement aka Jonathan Himsworth (bottom) and Il Flatcha (on wooden beam) at the same spot as above, part 3/3.

Yolacocacola on house front next to the above spot.

More Yolacocacola on the same house as above.

Waxhead just redid the doors to the old coach entrance of the above house.

Waxhead on skateboard wedged into the railings of the above house.

This Duluth house front was just given its bi- or tri-annual face lift. The piece at the top by Gawd has been there for many years now, but the Waxhead piece in the bottom half is new. You can see the evolution of the front of his house by visiting the Waxhead spotlight at the latter link.

Maliciouz in Mile End.

The AG Crew in Petite-Patrie.

Earth Crusher (character) and Five Eight (letters) in Plateau End. The letters spell the name of Soma as a sign of respect for going over the latter writer’s spot.

Another more basic version of the Earth Crusher character was done at ground level on the door leading to the above rooftop piece.

Mateo in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie.

New A’Shop mural featuring Zek, Fluke and Benny Wilding, sponsored by Pasqua Wines.

Carlito Dalceggio in the South West.

The back door of the building with the Carlito Dalceggio mural above features a bit of extra work by the same artist.

Cyndie Belhumeur for the Tandem program of the Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie borough. Click to enlarge and check out details.

Zek, Fiuser, Simo and Swarm in the Plateau.

NK410 in Petite-Patrie.

K6A‘s Fleo and Dodo Ose on side of truck. This was done during Elementality’s Hip Hop You Don’t Stop event.

Monk.e and Mastrocola did the other side of the above truck.

Ms Teri did the back of the above truck.

Lyfer and Bosny on side of truck. This was done during Elementality’s Hip Hop You Don’t Stop event.

Opposite side of the above, showing Awe (letters) between Opire on the left and Bosny on the right.

Back side of the above by Opire.

MSHL in Pointe St-Charles. Above it are older throwies by Bank and Owk.

This very long piece was done by Arose on the board wall of a St-Laurent street construction site. Click on image to view bigger, or see individual details below.

Detail 1/3 of the above wall by Arose.

Detail 2/3 of the above wall by Arose.

Detail 3/3 of the above wall by Arose.

Unknown artist in Plateau/McGill ghetto alley.

Sutram in Plateau/McGill ghetto alley.

Ardua in Plateau/McGill ghetto alley (unfortunately tagged over before I had a chance to take a photo).

Shane Watt on garage door in Petite-Patrie.

Shane Watt on garage door in Petite-Patrie.

Shane Watt on doors in Petite-Patrie.

Shane Watt on door (left) and sign (right) in Petite-Patrie.

Wonez(?) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Algue on concrete block in abandoned lot in HoMa.


stencils

Three different stencils on sidewalk by G.Knight.

Stencil by Dookie3 in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Stencil by Dookie3 in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Stencil by Dookie3 in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.


figurative tagging

Naps (left) and Stela (right)

Stela (left) and Selena Gomez (right)

unidentified artist, many variations exist

New painted works May-June 2015

There has been so much new work since my last ‘new works’ installment that I must break this one into differents posts. The gallery below only features painted murals, pieces and stencil. Coming up very soon is a post presenting new stickers and small paste-ups. Already published are posts about new pasted works, the 2015 edition of Mural Festival and new graffiti.

Il y a eu un tel nombre de créations depuis mon dernier article présentant les nouveautés street art à Montréal que je dois découper celui-ci en sous-articles. La galerie-photo ci-dessous ne présente que les oeuvres peintes, que ce soit sous forme de murale, petite pièce ou pochoir. Les nouveaux autocollants feront l’objet d’un article d’ici quelques jours. Pour les autres nouveautés, voir ces articles récents couvrant les nouveaux collages, l’édition 2015 du Festival Mural et les nouveaux graffitis.


Chris Dyer for the Chromatic block party.

Alex Produkt for the Chromatic block party.

Waxhead for the Chromatic block party.

Waxhead (top) and El Moot Moot (bottom) for the Chromatic block party.

Bonar and Opire for the Chromatic block party.

Jason Botkin for the Chromatic block party.

MC Baldassari for the Chromatic block party.

Earth Crusher for the Chromatic block party.

Barrels painted into Pabst beer cans by Earth Crusher for the Chromatic block party.

WhatIsAdam aka WIA for the Chromatic block party.

The return of Tava, with Detto in Little Italy. See the bottom of this post for much more Tava.

This one also by Tava and Detto is in the Plateau. See the bottom of this post for much more Tava.

Off-Mural Festival group ‘autoportrait’ by:
top row: Shalak from Clandestinos, Jason Botkin, Kevin Ledo, Chris Dyer, Bruno Smoky from Clandestinos
bottom row: Lovebot, Turtle Caps, Linsey Levendall, Marina Capdevila, Labrona, Waxhead, Dave Todaro

Another group piece, this one featuring Waxhead (left and barely visible in bottom corner), Turtle Caps (above ladder), Futur Lasor Now (above door), Deadliest Rosa (middle bottom), Loks (right) and El Moot Moot (right wall). In alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

El Moot Moot in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

El Moot Moot (left) and Waxhead (right) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Waxhead off-Mural Festival work on St-Laurent.

Waxhead (top) and Lyfer (bottom) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark

Off-Mural Festival work by Labrona (bottom) and Gawd (top).

Monk.e near St-Laurent.

Off-Mural Festival work by Stela (top right and recess inner wall), Lulu107 (top left), Amanda Valdes (bottom left) and Didi aka Diana Contreras (bottom right)

The door recess at the above spot also has this extra piece by Lulu107.

Earth Crusher on the lateral wall of a new café in the Plateau.

Ella & Pitr in St-Henri; photo © Ella & Pitr. The smaller two pieces are on roofs, the bigger one is on a parking space.

Clandestinos did a new wall on Rachel over an older one of theirs from last summer.

Cens (left) and Bruno Smoky from Clandestinos (right) in a back alley of the Plateau.

Finally some official work for Kat, on St-Laurent.

More Kat on St-Laurent.

Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng in alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Gives and Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng in lower Plateau alley.

Ma Liciouz in Parc Lhasa de Sela.

Same as above, opposite angle.

“Le sage et la muse” by A’Shop for the Bibliothèque et Maison de la Culture Mercier. Photo © A’Shop.

Riode in abandoned industrial building.

Riode in abandoned industrial building.

Riode in abandoned industrial building.

Loks (left) and Riode (right) in abandoned industrial building.

Saten in Plateau back alley.

Zoofest ad mural on Ontario by Rouks, Crane, Hellp and Wonez who are more known for their graffiti writing.

Cyndie Belhumeur on St-Denis.

Homage to Beau Dommage’s landmark debut album, by Jerome Poirier in alley off St-Zotique.

Ktvert in Plateau back alley.

Waxhead on barrel found in that same alley as above.

Scaner above the LNDMRK offices. Also visible is a diamond by Le Diamantaire.

Scaner in alley off St-Laurent.

Off-Mural Festival work by Didi aka Diana Contreras on St-Laurent business storefront. See also next (same business).

Off-Mural Festival work by Amanda Valdes on St-Laurent business storefront. See also previous (same business).

Lulu107 piece in alley behind St-Laurent.

Stela representing the Witch Gang in alley behind St-Laurent.

Small piece by Homsik.

El Moot Moot by train tracks in upper Plateau.

El Moot Moot by train tracks in upper Plateau.

El Moot Moot by train tracks in upper Plateau.

El Moot Moot by train tracks in upper Plateau.

El Moot Moot by bike path in upper Plateau.

Unknown artist in HoMa.

Unknown artist on bin at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Concrete block painted by Porto near the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.


wood-ups

Waxhead and Starkey collaboration in Mile End.

Starkey in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Starkey in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Starkey in Plateau End.

Fake doorbell by Starkey on St-Laurent.

City Kitty in alley between St-Laurent and Clark


stencils

G.Knight (formerly known as Graffiti Knight) has been stencilling his shortened moniker on the walls, streets and sidewalks of the Plateau and Mile End. Four examples are shown below, but there are many others to be found.

G.Knight (anciennement Graffiti Knight) a imprimé au pochoir son nouveau nom raccourci sur les murs, trottoirs et rues du Plateau et de Mile End. Quatre exemples sont présentés ci-dessous, mais il y a en a plusieurs dizaines d’autres.


Tava’s Buck 15 Espresso tunnel

Tava was commissionned to paint the walls of the tunnel next to Buck 15 Espresso in Griffintown. The tunnel is quite narrow, which makes it rather difficult to take good photos.

Tava a reçu comme commande la décoration des murs du tunnel à coté du café Buck 15 Espresso dans Griffintown. Le tunnel en question est plutôt étroit, ce qui rend difficile la prise de bonnes photos.

Mural Festival 2015

This article features the new murals created during the 2015 edition of Mural Festival as well as the other temporary art found on the site (St-Laurent between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal) while it was closed to traffic. Missing is the mural planned by XRAY which was cancelled because of miscommunications with the owner of the wall originally assigned to the artist.

Only four earlier Festival murals have been replaced with new ones this year. These are the sponsored one by Kashink and the 123Klan mural from the 2014 edition, as well as the Omen and Caron murals from the 2013 edition. Last year’s RR & DB wheatpaste mural which had been destroyed by rain and winter was already gone; the space was therefore already freed up for something new. The Cyrcle mural from 2014 is also gone, that wall had to be rebuilt and it has not (yet) been covered with a new mural.

You may want to check out this walking tour which I have put together: starting from ‘mural central’ behind the LNDMRK offices, up St-Dominique and the eastern side of St-Laurent then down Clark and the western side of St-Laurent.

See also: Google’s Street Art Project feature on the Mural Festival. Better yet, Take A 360° Tour of the murals or download the tour in virtual reality for Oculus Rift Dk2 or Samsung Gear VR.

Cet article présente les nouvelles murales créées dans le cadre de l’édition 2015 du Festival Mural ainsi que les oeuvres temporaires trouvées sur le site (St-Laurent entre Sherbrooke et Mont-Royal). Il ne manque que la murale de XRAY qui n’a pas été produite suite à une confusion concernant la disponibilité du mur réservé pour cet artiste.

Seulement 4 murales ont été remplacées par de nouvelles cette année: celles de Kashink et du 123 Klan produites dans le cadre de l’édition 2014 ainsi que celles d’Omen et de Caron datant de l’édition 2013. La murale avec collage par RR & DB datant de l’an dernier était déjà détruite par la pluie et l’hiver. Cet espace était donc déjà disponible pour recevoir une nouvelle oeuvre. La murale de Cyrcle produite l’année dernière est aussi disparue, mais elle n’a pas été remplacée, le mur étant en cours de réparation.

Vous pourriez être intéressé par ce tour pédestre que j’ai créé: débutant à la ‘place des murales’ derrière les bureaux de LNDMRK, ensuite vers le nord le long de St-Dominique et le côté est de St-Laurent, puis vers le sud le long de Clark et le côté ouest de St-Laurent.

A voir aussi: expo sur le Festival Mural par le Google Street Art Project. Encore mieux: Prenez Un Tour 360° des murales, ou téléchargez le tour en réalité virtuelle pour Oculus Rift Dk2 ou Samsung Gear VR.


The walls / les murs

Bicicleta Sem Freio

Nychos

2Alas

Monk.e

Axel Void

Astro (wall 1/2)

Astro (wall 2/2)

Benny Wilding

Jaz