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Retrospective of 2015 pasted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 pieces of Montreal street art from 2015 that were created in a studio, then pasted, glued, screwed in or cemented into a public place. It is not necessarily the best of the year because taste is a subjective thing and I was obviously not able to photograph everything. 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.

The pieces are shown here in alphabetical order of artist name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular artists, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per person. Collaborations by two or more artists count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2015 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 pièces de street art produites en 2015 à Montréal, créées en studio avant d’être collées, vissées ou fixées dans le ciment dans un endroit public. Cette liste n’a pas la prétention d’être un best of de l’année puisque les goûts sont personnels et je n’ai évidemment pas eu la chance de tout photographier. La sélection s’est faite en partie parmi mes pièces favorites, mais surtout parmi les préférées de mes abonnés 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 2015 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique de nom d’artiste. Pour que cette liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques artistes populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Rétrospective 2015 murales et autre street art peint
Rétrospective 2015 graffiti


Above two photos: Borrris wheatpastes put up at the August VHS – Van Horne Station event on two sides of a corner.

Borrris wheatpaste in Mile End. See the Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art post for more by Borrris.

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. Scroll down to ‘Labrona’ for more pasted art by this artist and see the Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art for more by both 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 Hochelaga by Labrona. See the Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art for more by Labrona. Also visible in the above shot is a drawing by Lapin.

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

Wheatpastes by Labrona and Mono Sourcil found in Ville-Marie.

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 Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art.

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 Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art for more by this artist.

Clever wheatpaste montage by Toronto’s Lovebot.

This Lovebot wheatpaste was put up at the abandoned Canada Malting Plant. See the Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art 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 for this retrospective 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 Hochelaga 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 the 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 Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art 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. Also visible on the right are mini-posters by Aura Fallu.

Another wheatpaste by Le Renard Fou.

Le Renard Fou wheatpastes. See the Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art 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 this yearly retrospective, but more can be seen in this earlier post.

Three wheatpastes by Sinister Kid. The central one in this photo is the one making this yearly retrospective, variations were found here and there in central and eastern Montreal.

Sticker by Timmy Drift.

Solal Comics paste-up.

Solal Comics paste-up.

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 Stela piece is a wheatpaste but the design also exists as a sticker. See the Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art 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 in a Plateau alley.

Swarm wheatpaste. Scroll up to Stela for a collaboration with Swarm.

Turtle Caps paste-up.

Waxhead wood-up in collaboration with Starkey, found in Mile End. Scroll up this list for some 100% Starkey wood-ups.

Waxhead wood-up in collaboration with Starkey. Found in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Waxhead wood-up in collaboration with Starkey, found in St-Henri.

Waxhead wood-up in collaboration with Starkey found in Hochelaga. Check out the Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art 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 in the Quartier des Spectacles.

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 Hochelaga.

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

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.

New pasted 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 wheatpastes and larger paste-ups. Coming up very soon is a post presenting new stickers. Already published are posts about the 2015 edition of Mural Festival, new painted works 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 grand collages, que ce soit sous forme de wheatpaste, poster, etc. Les nouveaux autocollants feront l’objet d’un article à part d’ici quelques jours. Pour les autres nouveautés, voir ces articles récents couvrant l’édition 2015 du Festival Mural, les nouveautés peintes et les nouveaux graffitis.


Wheatpaste version of a previously seen sticker by G.Knight.

Another currency wheatpaste by G.Knight.

Another currency wheatpaste by G.Knight. Sticker version exists (see upcoming post on new stickers).

G.Knight on a mock-stamp wheatpaste.

Fake movie poster by G.Knight.

Wheatpaste by Enzo Sarto.

Wheatpaste by Enzo Sarto on the corner door of the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Another Enzo Sarto wheatpaste.

Enzo Sarto wheatpaste again, but the googly eyes were very likely added by someone else.

Poster by Kafka.

Poster by Kafka.

Poster by Kafka.

Poster by Kafka.

Kafka paste-up.

Kafka paste-up.

Kafka paste-up.

Lily Luciole poster.

Lily Luciole poster.

Zola wheatpaste.

Cousin_It wheatpaste.

Cousin_It wheatpaste.

Cousin_It wheatpaste.

Cousin_It wheatpaste.

Cousin_It again, but these are plastic letters pasted on a tree (for the full message, see previous image).

Le Renard Fou est back in town indeed.

Le Renard Fou wheatpaste.

Le Renard Fou wheatpaste; sorry I got to this one after it was slightly damaged…

Le Renard Fou wheatpastes.

Le Renard Fou wheatpaste.

Le Renard Fou wheatpastes.

Le Renard Fou poster.

Le Renard Fou poster.

Lovebot wheatpaste in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

The Grominator wheatpaste on St-Laurent.

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist in an alley off Duluth.

Madame Gilles poster.

Mono Sourcil paste-up.

Mono Sourcil paste-up.

Mono Sourcil paste-up.

Mono Sourcil paste-up.

Mono Sourcil paste-up.

Mono Sourcil paste-up.

Stela paste-up.

Stela paste-up.

Stela paste-up.

Stela paste-up.

Stela paste-up.

Stela paste-up.

Il Flatcha.

Pasted flower print by an unidentified artist.

More National Zombi from last month’s slapping campaign.

National Zombi paste-up.

Another National Zombi paste-up.

A large paste-up by Futur Lasor Now on St-Laurent.

A paste-up by Fasi. Many other similar variations have been found.

It’s OK Project pasted on a wooden support.

It’s OK Project mini-poster.

It’s OK Project mini-poster on wooden support in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Starkey known for his ‘wabbit’ wood-ups has also been pasting.

Chat Perdu

Paste-ups by an unidentified artist.

Door 2 door Montreal

Painted, pasted over, stencilled, tagged, here are over 100 great doors found in Montreal, in as many different styles as possible. Pieces are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top. Click on any image to see in full size, and enjoy!

If you like this post, you may also want to check out Door 2 door Montreal – Garage edition.

Peintes, collées, faites au pochoir, taggées, voici plus de 100 belles portes de styles très différents trouvées à Montréal. Les pièces sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille. Cliquez sur les images pour voir en grand format, et bon porte à porte!

Si vous aimez cet article, vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à Door 2 door Montreal – édition garage.


Waxhead on a Plateau door.

Wheatpaste by Tutanka in Mile-Ex.

Zola wheatpaste in Parc-Ex.

Wheatpaste by CSRK in a Plateau back alley.

Wheatpaste by Nether410 in Petite-Patrie.

Labrona (greyscale) and M’Os Geez (green) on a Hochelaga door.

Labrona (bottom) and Jaxx aka Jaclyn Martinez (top) in Petite-Patrie.

Labrona (bottom) and Jaxx aka Jaclyn Martinez (top) in Petite-Patrie.

Wheatpastes by le Renard Fou in Mile End.

Labrona for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Paulie Heart for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. It may not look like a door at first, but if you look closely you can see the hinges.

Alex Produkt for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

542 for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Zola wheatpaste in Hochelaga.

Wheatpaste by Elsol25 in central Montreal.

Wheatpaste by Elsol25 in central Montreal, with drips by Mavi.

Waxhead on a central Montreal door.

Lost Claws wheatpaste in Little Italy.

Macadam Monkey on door in a graffiti alley

Waxhead in Pointe St-Charles.

Wheatpaste by CSRK in central Montreal.

Sara Erenthal on a Plateau door.

Labrona wheatpaste on the main.

Sloast (character), Melis (purple tag) and more on a Plateau alley door.

Labrona wheatpaste on a on door in a Plateau alley.

Zola wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie.

Francisco Garcia wheatpaste in Mile End.

Rage5 wheatpaste in Hochelaga.

Shelley Miller icing art, over an old wheatpaste by an unidentified artist, downtown.

Sloast on the back door of a central Montreal business.

Adida Fallen Angel on and in between 2 doors for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Striker for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Waxhead in Old Montreal.

Labrona on a Plateau door for a 2017 memorial jam for Akira.

Gawd (above) and Labrona (below) wheatpastes found in the Plateau.

Elsol25 wheatpaste in a Plateau door frame.

Elsol25 wheatpaste on a Plateau door.

Elsol25 wheatpaste on a Plateau door.

Elsol25 wheatpaste on a Plateau door.

Labrona wheatpaste in a Plateau back alley

Wheatpastes by Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

Labrona wheatpaste in a Plateau alley.

Swarm wheatpaste on a Plateau door.

Labrona wheatpaste on a Plateau alley door.

Alex Produkt in Mile End.

Alex Produkt in Plateau End.

Waxhead on a Plateau End door.

Kat wheatpaste behind bars.

Deuxben de Rennes wheatpaste in the Plateau.

Germ Dee in a Plateau alley.

Germ Dee (left) and unidentified artist (right) at Plaza Walls.

Collaboration between Germ Dee and Mono Sourcil on the Plaza.

Germ Dee at Plaza Walls.

Sloast in a graffiti alley.

Labrona (humans) and Gawd (animals) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Miss Me wheatpaste in Little Burgundy.

Mono Sourcil‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

M’Os Geez‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Ocboo23? in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Mademoiselle Kat wheatpaste in the Plateau.

Stela on the door in a Hochelaga alley.

Waxhead in the Plateau.

L7M in the Cité du Multimédia.

Le Renard Fou wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie.

Enzo Sarto wheatpaste in the Plateau.

Waxhead on St-Laurent.

Lovebot over a set of alley doors in central Montreal.

Le Renard Fou wheatpaste in the Plateau.

Zola wheatpaste on door in a Hochelaga alley.

Waxhead on St-Laurent.

Waxhead on St-Laurent.

Carlito Dalceggio in the South West.

Earth Crusher on Mont-Royal West.

Labrona in the Plateau.

Shane Watt in Petite-Patrie.

Ozmos in the Plateau.

Wheatpastes by unidentified artist, in Hochelaga.

Miss Me wheatpaste in St-Henri. Also visible bottom right is a small paste by Zu.

Miss Me wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

Le Renard Fou wheatpastes.

Stikki Peaches wheatpastes in Old Montreal.

Cousin_It wheatpaste in central Montreal.

Cousin_It wheatpaste in central Montreal.

Cousin_It wheatpaste in central Montreal.

Deep in a graffiti alley.

Christian Guemy wheatpaste for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Ktvert in a Plateau alley.

Enzo Sarto wheatpaste on the corner door of the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Enzo Sarto wheatpaste on a St-Dominique door.

Dookie stencil.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste with friends’ stickers, off Laurier.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste with friends’ stickers, off Laurier.

Zen in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

A wood-up by XRAY found in Hochelaga.

Wheatpaste by Zola.

LMNOPI wheatpaste in St-Henri.

Ben from Le Monstr and LSNR in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Scaner in the Fashion District.

Waxhead in central Montreal.

LMNOPI wheatpaste, paste-ups by Red Bandit (top left) and Swarm (bottom), in Mile Ex. All these artists were associated with Decolonizing Street Art at the time of creation.

Tava wheatpaste in the Fashion District.

One of Miss Me‘s contributions to the Cabane à sucre secret gallery.

Laurence Vallières at the Cabane à sucre secret gallery.

Lapin and/or Maddog for the 2014 edition of Under Pressure.

Minimalism, presumably by Zaki.

Miss Me wheatpaste near St-Laurent.

Queer Sprayers (EHT, Zilch, Sad Punx, Listen; plus paste-up by Swarm). In Plateau End.

Waxhead for a Plateau business.

Alec Monopoly on a door in the Cité du Multimédia.

Wheatpastes by Enzo & Nio (middle), Miss Me (left) and ROC514 (birds) on and around the door of the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Labrona on St-Laurent.

Labrona near St-Laurent.

Zilon for Mural Festival (detail of a bigger project).

Unidentified artist in the Plateau.

Labrona on Duluth.

(presumably, to be confirmed) Stikki Peaches wheatpaste in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Tava wheatpaste in Mile End.

WhatIsAdam wheatpaste in Plateau End.

Swaz in the Plateau.

Alex Produkt in a Plateau alley.

Labrona in the South West.

Alex Produkt (top), Cryote (bottom left) and, presumably, Waxhead (bottom right) in a Plateau alley.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste.

Unidentified artist, a detail from a larger wall from the 2013 edition of Under Pressure.

Miss Me wheatpaste found in Mile End, with many stickers from various artists.

Two regular doors and a carriage door set by Waxhead over Mastrocola background on a Plateau house.

Gawd in Mile End.

Unidentified artist on a Plateau door.

Mateo stencil.

En Masse, detail of a larger work on St-Laurent.

Letter piece by Scaner, a detail from a bigger wall in the Plateau.

Clever Octopus in the Plateau.

Unidentified artist in the Plateau.

Vesk in the Plateau.

Mathieu Connery and Carlito Dalceggio next to Théâtre St-Denis.