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New street art June-July 2015

This post features works which appeared in the streets of Montreal in June and the first week of July 2015 (and that I was lucky enough to catch, of course). Our artists have been very busy and a lot of others were in town for Mural Festival, so this post is another big one! Graffiti was left out, there’s so much of it that it deserves its own separate post.

Cet article présente des oeuvres apparues dans les rues de Montréal en juin et pendant la première semaine de juillet 2015 (ce que j’ai eu la chance de trouver, bien sur). Nos artistes ont été très occupés et plusieurs autres de l’extérieur étaient en ville pour le Festival Mural, cet article est donc très chargé! Les pièces de graffiti seront traitées dans un article séparé.


painted and drawn

Earth Crusher for K6A in St-Henri.

Monk.e for K6A in St-Henri (next to above).

Unidentified artist for K6A in St-Henri (next to above).

Axe for K6A in Old Montreal.

SBU One in Old Montreal (next to above).

Unidentified artist in Old Montreal (next to above).

Unidentified artist in Old Montreal (next to above).

This is a close-up of the piece shown in the image above. Click image to see details of this piece’s incredible texture.

Tava in Little Italy.

Astro on container in a Plateau park (other sides below).

Astro on container in a Plateau park (other sides above and below).

Astro on one end of a container in a Plateau park (other sides above and below).

Astro on one end of a container in a Plateau park (other sides above).

Mono Sourcil in Hochelaga.

Mono Sourcil in the Plateau.

Mono Sourcil in Hochelaga.

The Chris Dyer piece (left) done last month for Chromatic 2015 has since been ‘extended’ with contributions from his brother Peru143 (top right) and MSHL (bottom right).

Around the corner from the above is a contribution by Wastoidz (Peru143‘s ‘crew’) and George S Blott. A bit of the MSHL from the other side is also visible bottom left).

Same location as above, George S Blott piece wrapped around an older Lovebot wheatpaste on the building’s chimney.

Benny Wilding with Hsix (Gilles Duceppe – 3 blue face characters) in the Plateau.

New Mathieu Connery piece over an old one from last year’s Mural Festival.

Another new Mathieu Connery piece over an old one from last year’s Mural Festival.

MngeLeKrak on Rachel. Also visible on the door are wheatpastes by Miss Me and Kafka, and lots of stickers.

MSHL near the PSC legal graffiti wall in Pointe St-Charles.

Lovebot (right) and presumably Grominator (left) on St-Marc. The Lovebot portion was vandalised before I could photograph this wall, so I’m showing this photo © PiaMTL.

Mandala piece by Ali on the ground in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Mr Chose is taking over the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen, literally.

Mr Chose on bin at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

El Moot Moot on front of a Plateau house.

Timmy Drift (left) and Swarm (right) on a parked train in Petite Patrie.

Painted sidewalks on de Castelnau.

Painted sidewalks on de Castelnau.

Painted sidewalks on de Castelnau.

Fasi (left) and Naia (right) beneath expressway.

Many new occurrences of the Phantom Cat by Jmoe have popped up here and there in central Montreal.

One more by the Phantom Cat aka Jmoe.

This is actually from slightly earlier than the period covered within this blog post, but I thought it was a one-off joke until I found more. Artist unknown.

More by the above unidentified artist.


wheatpastes

A giant new piece by Stikki Peaches in the fashion district.

Stikki Peaches with Dain from NYC in Plateau/Mile End.

Turtle Caps is back in action. The piece on the left appears to be new, at least for Montreal, while the other one is not. Many other previously seen designs by this artist have been pasted around the Plateau and Mile End in the same week.

Finally some new Miss Me, with Turtle Caps in Mile End.

Poster by Enzo Sarto and Jilly Ballistic in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Le Renard Fou

More from Le Renard Fou that did not make it into my previous post.

Lovebot wheatpaste which has probably been pasted in Toronto, but this was new for Montreal.

A huge poster by Chat Perdu. Sorry, this is hard to do justice in a photo; click on image to view bigger.

Poster by Chat Perdu.

Poster by Madame Gilles.

Large paste-up version of a previously seen sticker by Swarm. Also visible on its left is a new sticker by Loks.

Paste-up by Swarm. Other variations have been found. Also visible in this shot is a slightly older sticker by Clovis.

New ‘dripping’ version of a paste-up by Starkey.

Paste-up by an unidentified artist.


wood-ups, wood cut-outs

Huge wood cut-out created by XRAY for the MTL En Arts event. This piece was interactive as people would mount the skateboard to be photographed as if they were being pulled by the revving ship.

Collective wood-up featuring Starkey‘s Wabbit (top), anonymous (middle left), Waxhead (middle right), Kind (bottom left) and IAmBatman (bottom right)

At the speed rabbits reproduce, it’s no surprise that Starkey‘s Wabbits are evolving.

Another one by Starkey, this one in alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Unidentified artist over wooden piece.


Garbage Beauty

July 1st is moving day in Montreal, which means a lot of old furniture is left on the sidewalks and a lot more opportunities there are for Garbage Beauty to do their thing. Below is just a small fraction of what they did in our streets in the past few weeks. Their best work does not remain outside very long before it gets picked up and given a new home (or the same home from whence it came!).

Le 1er juillet est jour de déménagement à Montréal, donc beaucoup de vieux meubles se retrouvent sur les trottoirs et deviennent des canevas pour Garbage Beauty. Seulement une infime fraction de ce que Garbage Beauty a fait au cours des dernières semaines est présenté ici. Le meilleur de leur travail ne reste pas sur les trottoirs très longtemps avant d’être récupéré par de nouveaux (et parfois les anciens) propriétaires.


stencils

Unidentified artist in St-Henri.

Unidentified artist in St-Henri.


stickers

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

ROC514

G.Knight

Collaboration between Waxhead and El Moot Moot.

As above, different colours.

As above, different colours.

Collaboration between Waxhead and El Moot Moot.

As above, different colours.

As above, different colours.

El Moot Moot

El Moot Moot

El Moot Moot

Loks

Loks

Lovebot

Shifty Cat

Shifty Cat

Shifty Cat

Shifty Cat

Shifty Cat

Shifty Cat

New sticker by WhatIsAdam.

New sticker by WhatIsAdam.

MC Baldassari contributed a wall to the most recent edition of Mural Festival and she also left one of her stickers.

Caratoes also contributed a wall to the most recent edition of Mural Festival and left a sticker.

Many handmade stickers by Free Willy appeared all over central Montreal and beyond. Above and below is a selection of what I found. Free Willy tags have also been spotted.

More Free Willy.

More Free Willy.

More Free Willy.

More Free Willy.

More Free Willy.

More Free Willy.

Night Fairy

Two Sev

Two Sev

Deux Ben

Tits(?)

Unidentified artist.

Unidentified artist.

Stikki Peaches

Stikki Peaches is a very successful studio artist based in Montreal but his reputation extends outside our city. He is also very successful in our streets as a wheatpaste artist.

This interview published in Complex lets us inside the mind of the artist. To see more than what is presented here, have a look at his Tumblr website as well as his Instagram page.

Stikki Peaches est un artiste de studio très populaire à Montréal et à l’étranger. Il est aussi très connu dans nos rues pour ses collages.

Cette interview publiée chez Complex nous en apprends un peu sur l’artiste. Pour voir plus que ce qui est présenté ici, vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à ses pages Tumblr et Instagram.


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 que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

In Little Italy.

In Mile End.

In Little Italy.

Downtown.

In the South West.

In Mile End.

Off St-Laurent.

In Little Italy.

On the wall of a Plateau restaurant.

In the Fashion District.

In Little Italy.

In the Fashion District.

In the Plateau.

In Mile End.

In Old Montreal.

In Plateau End.

In Mile End.

In Little Italy.

In Little Italy.

In Little Italy.

This is probably the largest wheatpaste Montreal has ever seen. Stikki Peaches put it up in the Mural zone one night during the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Pre-Muralfest2016 wheatpaste in the Mural zone.

Stencil(?) in the Fashion District.

Stikki Peaches (top) and WhatIsAdam (kids) in the Fashion District.

In the Fashion District.

In the Fashion District.

In the South West.

In Old Montreal.

In Old Montreal.

In the Quartier des Spectacles.

In Mile End.

In Old Montreal.

In Chinatown.

This photo © Stikki Peaches.

Huge wheatpastes in the Fashion District.

Collaboration with Dain from NYC found in Plateau End.

In Mile End.

In Mile End.

In Little Italy.

In Mile End.

WhatIsAdam (left) and Stikki Peaches (right) wheatpastes in Cité du Multimédia (1/3; see below).

WhatIsAdam (left) and Stikki Peaches (right) wheatpastes in Cité du Multimédia (2/3; see above and below).

WhatIsAdam (left) and Stikki Peaches (right) wheatpastes in Cité du Multimédia (1/3; see above).

Near Parc Jeanne-Mance.

This piece in Mile End as well as the one below are covered in stickers from other local and international artists.

This piece in Mile End as well as the one above it in this gallery are covered in stickers from other local and international artists.

One more wheatpaste covered in stickers by other artists, this one in Little Italy.

In the Old Port. Photo © Guillaume Couture.

In Plateau End.

In the Plateau.

In Outremont.

In Mile End.

This one found in an alley between St-Denis and Drolet is said to be from Stikki Peaches, but confirmation is needed.

This wheatpaste was found near the one above it in this list, and is also only rumoured to be from Stikki Peaches.

In Mile End.

Stikki Peaches’ iconic BatBond in the Plateau.

In the Plateau.

In Little Italy.

Stikki Peaches (head) with hipster chimpanzee by Graffiti Knight in Mile End.

Stikki Peaches (head) with hipster chimpanzee by Graffiti Knight in the Mile End alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In the Plateau.

In Plateau End.

In Plateau End.

In a Mile End back alley.

In the Plateau.

In a Mile End alley.

In Plateau End.

In the Fashion District.

In the Fashion District.

In the Fashion District.

Collaboration with someone else for Instagrafite in the Fashion District.


Stikki stickers

A bit of sense of humour here…