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Scan You Rock tribute wall

For about a week during the month of September 2018, nearly 100 writers and artists converged onto Cabot street in the South West of Montreal for the creation of a huge mural celebrating the graffiti writer and artist Scaner who had passed away a year earlier following a 8-year battle with cancer.

The 675 m2 (7250 sq. foot) mural is the creation of Scaner’s KG crewmates Zek (who wrote the letter outlines) and Stare, and features characters by Harry Bones and Axe Lalime. It was done on one of the two walls which had served as the canvas for the Scan You Rock mega-production 16 months earlier, a huge tribute to Scaner put together by his friends when they found out that he only had a short time left to live. Scaner’s own piece in the latter production was salvaged and has been integrated into the new mural which was designed around it. Barcelona artist and 4S crewmate Harry Bones created a Scaner-inspired character looming over the piece, and nearly a hundred of Scaner’s fellow writers and artists from Montreal and around the world filled the letters of his name with their own name pieces. Scan’s DA crewmate Axe Lalime created the end character, a clock reminding us that Time Is Gold.

The creation of the mural was organised by Scaner’s wife Karine ‘Kay’ Rogers and his friend Philémon (through the non-profit organization Mr CanDo) and made possible through the generous contribution of donors who thus helped pay for the rental of aerial work platforms, scaffoldings and safety equipment as well as the purchase of paint and the transportation of artists.

A tribute of this scale was unheard of in the world of graffiti and urban art before this. It is a testament to the love and respect that Scaner commanded from his peers, in Montreal and elsewhere in the world. The new mural is seen everyday by thousands of commuters on the Turcot Interchange, and photos and videos of it and its making have made it around the world through social media, cementing Scan’s place in local and international art and graffiti history.

The gallery below features photos of the complete wall as well as close-ups on various sections, including credits for all the artists involved. A few names are missing, any input is welcome.

Pendant 7 jours en septembre 2018, une centaine de graffeurs et autres artistes se sont rendus sur la rue Cabot dans le sud-ouest de Montréal pour la création d’une immense murale en hommage au graffeur et artiste montréalais Scaner, pour le premier anniversaire de son décès suite à une bataille de 8 ans contre le cancer.

La murale de 675 m2 (7250 pieds carrés) est une création de ses amis graffeurs Zek (qui a dessiné les lettres) et Stare, et inclut des personnages par Harry Bones et Axe Lalime. Elle a été créée sur un des deux murs qui, 16 mois plus tôt, avaient servi de canevas pour la mega-production Scan You Rock, un immense hommage à Scaner organisé par ses amis lorsque la communauté a appris qu’il ne lui restait plus que quelques temps à vivre. La contribution de Scaner dans cette production a été préservée et intégrée dans la nouvelle murale. L’artiste barcelonais et crewmate en 4S Harry Bones a créé un immense personnage inspiré par Scaner et une centaine de graffeurs et autres artistes de Montréal et d’ailleurs ont rempli les lettres de son nom avec leur propre pièce. Axe Lalime, qui faisait aussi partie du crew DA avec Scan, a créé le personnage au bout du mur, un réveil nous rappelant que le temps est précieux (Time Is Gold).

La création de la murale a été organisée par la conjointe de Scaner, Karine ‘Kay’ Rogers, et le bon ami de Scan Philémon (via l’OBNL Mr CanDo) et rendue possible grâce à la généreuse contribution de donateurs qui ont ainsi aidé à payer pour la location de plate-formes mobiles, des échafaudages et des équipements de sécurité ainsi que pour l’achat de la peinture et le transports d’artistes.

Il n’y a jamais eu d’hommage de cette ordre avant celui-ci dans le monde du graffiti et de l’art urbain en général. Ceci témoigne de l’amour et du respect que Scaner a inspiré chez ses pairs, qu’ils soient à Montréal ou à l’étranger. La nouvelle murale est vue chaque jours par les milliers de gens qui utilisent l’échangeur Turcot, et des photos et des vidéos de celle-ci et de sa création ont fait le tour du monde via les médias sociaux. Ainsi Scaner prend tranquillement la place qu’il mérite dans l’histoire artistique de notre ville et du milieu du graffiti.

La galerie ci-dessous présente des photos du mur complet ainsi que quelques gros plans sur ses sections, incluant des crédits pour tous les artistes qui y ont contribué. Quelques nom y manquent, vous êtes invités à combler ces lacunes en m’écrivant.


The complete wall. Scroll down for close-ups on the wall’s different sections. Click to view image in bigger size.

Close-up on Harry Bones‘ contribution around Scaner‘s own piece salvaged from the Scan You Rock production from April 2017 (a few months before he passed away). Harry Bones was Scan’s crewmate in the 4S crew.

Close-up on the S. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: Hoacs, Eskae
row 2: Risk, Sober, unidentified
row 3: Sear, Musa, Kemr
row 4: Skor, Roachi, Trace, Zema
row 5: unidentified, Morz, Kay (Scan’s wife), Vect, Jarus (partial)
row 6: Jat?, Narc, Sewk, Shok, unidentified

Close-up on the C. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: unidentified
row 2: Hyke, someone writing Jays
row 3: Smak, Fonki
row 4: Zema, Koal, Sewer
row 5: Jarus, Dige?, Nixon
row 6: Her?, Kers

Close-up on the A. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: someone writing Dock, Dré aka Earth Crusher
row 2: Arek, RCH
row 3: Senck, Block, Atwz
row 4: Sower, Tchug, Astro, Pask
row 5: Serak, Fomer, Zek (starts inside door recess), Dodo Osé, Nesar (partial)
row 6: Kwun, Mersh, Maysr (inside door recess), Fuser, Probe?

Close-up on the N. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: Pito, Tens, Axe Lalime, Pic Paquette, 123Klan, Jaber
row 2: unidentified, Some, Ewol?, Killa EF, unidentified, Fluke, Stare, Ware
row 3: Jaker, Kevin Ledo, unidentified, Tuna, Five Eight, Cemz, F.One
row 4: Legal, Acek?, Peace, unidentified, unidentified, Hsix
row 5: Sage, Guko, unidentified, Casp
row 6: Kemt, Rysk, Loes, Fleo, Maysr?

Close-up on the end section showing a clock character by Scan’s DA crewmate Axe Lalime. Artists in the fill are:
row 2: Ware, Soma
row 3: F.One (partial), Oper, Aper
row 4: Hsix, Otak
row 5: Snipes

Door 2 door MTL – garage edition

Last year’s post titled “Door 2 door Montreal” was a particularly popular one, so here’s a follow-up presenting some of the best garage and delivery doors in Montreal.

L’article de l’année dernière intitulé ‘Door 2 door Montreal” présentant les plus belles oeuvres de street art sur des portes de Montréal ayant été particulièrement populaire, voici une suite consacrée cette fois aux portes de garage et de livraison.


Tava and Detto in Little Italy.

Cryote, at the time in the Wzrds Gng, in alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Cryote modified this garage door in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet when he repaired it post-vandalism.

Five Eight (letters) and Earth Crusher (character) in the Plateau.

Kevin Ledo in the Plateau.

Labrona (bottom) and Gawd (top).

Monk.e

Monk.e on the same spot as above, one year later.

Monk.e for K6A in St-Henri.

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

Otak, Fleo and Oser aka Dodo Ose for K6A in St-Henri (next to above two).

Mono Sourcil in the Plateau.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 1/2.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 2/2.

Omen

SBU One

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

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

Peru143 in the Plateau.

Gawd, detail of a collaboration with Labrona (not visible in this detail) in Cité du Multimédia.

Omen downtown.

Waxhead over background by Mastrocola, on St-Dominique.

Jiso in Rosemont.

Koal and Bosny on abandoned warehouse.

Maniak (top) and Zek (bottom) graffiti at Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Peru143 for En Masse on St-Laurent.

Riode in abandoned industrial building.

Maliciouz

Futur Lasor Now in the Plateau.

Maddog and Namer in HoMa.

Unidentified artist in the Plateau.

Unknown artist in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou in upper Plateau.

Le Renard Fou in upper Plateau.

Unknown artist in the Plateau.

Unknown artist in the Plateau.

Collaboration between Waxhead (beige) and Birdo (green) in McGill ghetto.

Omen (main image) and Kashink (bottom corners) on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

MC Baldassari for En Masse in alley off de Castelnau.

Turtle Caps in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Turtle Caps in the same spot as above, but one year later. Also visible around are older pieces by Waxhead (left), Sake (top) and Peru143/Wastoids (right).

Raes in Mile End.

123Klan in the fashion district.

Promethee Huard in Petite-Patrie.

Shane Watt in Petite-Patrie

Nixon in Plateau-End.

Shok in the abandoned Transco.

Kidrok in Mile End.

Unknown artist in Mile End.

Andy Dass in Plateau/Rosemont.

Stape and Fabu, Plateau.

Striker in Hochelaga.

Swaz on St-Dominique.

Skam in Petite-Patrie.

Omen in the Plateau.

Royal Kingbee at the Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Penar (top) and Boes (bottom) on abandoned warehouse.

Peru143 in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Trife Life crew in the Plateau.

Nixon in a Plateau back alley.

Scaner in abandoned industrial building.

Tava in Little Italy.

Nestor inside abandoned shed in Mile End.

MSHL in St-Henri.

Zoids in St-Henri.

unidentified artist

Stela (in blue) next to creature by Haunty or Frig, in HoMa.

Vhat in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Soma (top), Beast (middle) and tribute to Dock (bottom) at Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Unknown artist in the Plateau.

A great piece by Omen in the Plateau.

David Farley in the Plateau.

Peru143 helped by Fiefo in Monkland Village.

Plus and Keos in Mile End.

Unidentified artist at Plaza Walls.

Monk.e (between doors) with Bruno Smoky and Shalak in HoMa.

Unknown artist in Mile End.

Waxhead at the time representing the Wzrds Gng in alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

These garage doors in HoMa look like they are from Mateo‘s hand, but they are actually from a friend of his using some of his stencils.

Fiefo in Monkland Village.

Footloose Yooth Crew, left half.

Footloose Yooth Crew, right half.

Unknown artist in Plateau-End.

Unc in Griffintown.

Cabot x Gilmore MPC Papers walls

The 4 walls of the MPC Papers industrial building on the corner of Cabot and Gilmore in the Southwest are sometimes referred to as being legal graffiti walls, but they are not. These walls have been used in the past in the context of various graffiti festivals such as Meeting Of Styles/Can You Rock and are not really for anyone to do their thing. This explains why the pieces here are often quite big in size and they are usually by big names in the local and international graffiti scene.

The photo gallery below shows works created over the years 2013-2016. The spot was in April 2017 the site of an event unofficially titled Scan You Rock, celebrating the work of Scaner, one of Montreal’s best and most respected writers. The pieces created during the latter event are presented in this Scan You Rock post. In September 2018 a huge 100-artist tribute to Scaner was done on the Cabot wall, see all those photos here.

Les 4 murs de l’édifice industriel logeant Les Papiers MPC, situé au coin des rues Cabot et Gilmore dans le sud-ouest de la ville, sont parfois appelés ‘murs légaux’ mais ils ne le sont pas. Ces murs ont par le passé été utilisés dans le cadre de divers festivals du graffiti tels que Meeting Of Styles/Can You Rock et ne sont pas vraiment offerts aux graffeurs qui veulent venir y exercer leur art. Ceci explique pourquoi les pièces qui y sont produites sont souvent de très grande taille et par de grands noms des scènes locale et internationale du graffiti.

La galerie-photo ci-dessous présente les pièces qui y ont été créées de 2013 à 2016. En avril 2017 le site a été choisi pour l’événement Scan You Rock célébrant Scaner, un des meilleurs et des plus respectés artistes graffitis de Montréal. Les pièces créées au cours de cet événement sont présentées dans un article consacré entièrement à Scan You Rock. En septembre 2018 une immense murale hommage à Scaner impliquant une centaine de graffeurs et autres artistes a été créée sur le mur Cabot. Toutes les photos se trouvent ici.


general view

General view. Click to enlarge, then click ‘view full size’ in bottom right corner to view larger.

Artists at work in the summer of 2014.


Cabot side

Sen2 (top), AG Crew (bottom left) and Geser (bottom right)

Bacon (left) and Scaner (right)

Scaner (left) and Kemr (right)

Sewk (left) and Brong (right)

Omen (left) and unknown artist (over door and right)

Tchug (left), Dfek (top right) and Timer (bottom right).

Royal Kingbee

Rubin (top) and Deem One (bottom)

Sen2 (top left), Logek (bottom left) and Hsix (right).

Maniak (top left), Zek (bottom left), Axe and Fluke for K6A and A’Shop (right)


Gilmore side

K6A portion of the building, featuring Serak (top), Fleo (middle) and Dodo Osé (bottom).

Earth Crusher

AG Crew

123Klan‘s Scien (left) and Klor (right).

Unidentified artist.

Lith and Fezat from the Crazy Apes.

Guko

Oreks at the top and Some at the bottom.

Soma (top), Beast (middle) and tribute to Dock (bottom).


side and back walls

The side and back walls are covered in more unofficial work.

Les murs latéraux et de derrière sont recouvert d’oeuvres moins officielles.

Jaber

Fonki

Art Gang‘s Snipe and Senck.

Axe (left), Smak (bottom right) and what’s left of Pito (top).

AG Crew

Serak (top) and Sewk (bottom).

Unidentified artist.

Zonek on truck, Senck and the bottom, Sore at the top edge of building. Other writers are unidentified. Photo © Guillaume Couture.

AG Crew on truck, Sore at the top edge of building.

Unidentified artist (bottom left), Jaber (bottom right) and someone from the KP10s (top).

Senk (bottom right), Snipes (partial on the left) and unidentified artists.

Otak

Unidentified artist.


nearby on Eadie

3-wall mural by ThaPhlash on Eadie (only first two walls visible in this shot, see below).

3-wall mural by ThaPhlash on Eadie (only last two walls visible in this shot, see above).

De Rouen legal graffiti tunnel 2015 part 1

Here is a photo gallery of graffiti pieces found at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel in Hochelaga between January and June 2015. Separate posts cover the periods
August-December 2014
July-December 2015
January-June 2016
For information about this Montreal open air gallery, see the tunnel’s welcome/information page.

Help with the identification of some uncredited artists displayed in the image gallery below is welcome.

Voici une galerie-photo des pièces de graffiti trouvées au mur légal sur de Rouen dans Hochelaga de janvier à juin 2015. Des articles à part couvrent les périodes
août-décembre 2014
juillet-décembre 2015
janvier-juin 2016
Pour plus d’information au sujet de cette galerie à ciel ouvert, voir la page d’accueil et d’information du tunnel.

Si vous reconnaissez les artistes responsables de certaines pièces non-créditées dans la galerie-photo ci-dessous, vous êtes invités à m’en faire part.


Northern wall / mur nord

Photos in this image gallery are displayed from the left end to the right end of the wall, then in chronological order within the same spot.

Les photos de la galerie ci-dessous sont présentées de l’extrémité gauche à l’extrémité droite du mur, et ensuite en ordre chronologique pour un même endroit.

Crane (middle and bottom), Lovebot (top wheatpaste), etc.

Debza (bottom left), Sewer (bottom right), Crane (middle), Lovebot (top wheatpaste), etc.

Noper

Hornok aka Horeo and Noks (bottom), Crane (middle), Lovebot (top wheatpaste), Waxhead (far right middle, sideways; scroll down for close-up), etc.

Monk.e (bottom), Lovebot (top wheatpaste), etc.


Waxhead on the narrow edge.


Porto (bottom right), Arose (middle), someone representing VHS (top), etc.

Rouks (bottom with other piece over the left part), Arose (middle), someone representing VHS (top), Kaner (work-in-progress bottom right).

Morz (bottom left), Piba (bottom right), Arose (middle), someone representing VHS (top), etc.

Debza

Rouks, work-in-progress.

unidentified artist (bottom), Hoper (middle), someone representing VHS (top), etc.

Work-in-progress by Rouks.

Rouks (bottom left), Hellp (bottom right), Hoper (top).


Rouks

Kaner (work-in-progress bottom left), Skope (bottom right), Crane (middle), etc.

Nese (centre letters), Elfu (characters left and right).

Wonez (bottom left) and Crane (middle and bottom right) , etc.

Opek (bottom left), Nese (bottom right), etc.

Nems (left), Akym (right), Crane (top), etc.

Unidentified artist.


Skor (bottom, over what’s left of Max), Acro (top), etc.

Orgzm (bottom), Acro (top), etc.

Ratek (bottom left), Penar (throwie bottom right), Acro, etc.

F.One from the HSP crew.

Ogen (bottom letters), Max (bottom ends), Acro (top).

Korb from the Crazy Apes.

Skor (bottom), Mr Chose (pink cat), etc.

Crane and Royal (bottom), Reabs (middle), Mr Chose (pink cat), etc.

Akym (bottom left), Rouks (bottom right), Reabs (top left), etc.


Max (bottom), Dock tribute (middle), etc.

Ratek (bottom), Rave (top), etc.

Zek (bottom), Rave (middle), etc.

Max (bottom left), Aner (bottom right), Rave (middle), etc.

Fokus and Empty (bottom), Rave (middle), etc.


Southern wall / mur sud

Photos in this image gallery are displayed from the left end to the right end of the wall, then in chronological order within the same spot.

Les photos de la galerie ci-dessous sont présentées de l’extrémité gauche à l’extrémité droite du mur, et ensuite en ordre chronologique pour un même endroit.

Debza (bottom left), Apashe (middle), Saner (top), etc.

Maliciouz (bottom left) and Gsup (bottom right), Hers (middle), Saner (top), etc.

Maliciouz (bottom left) and Volpe (bottom right), Hers (middle), Saner (top).

Saner (top and bottom centre), Koni (bottom ends), Skope (middle), Saner (top), etc.

Pask (bottom left), Meor (bottom right), Skope (middle), Saner (top), etc.


Naimo

Wonez (bottom left), Crane (bottom right), Veak (top), etc.

Max (bottom left), Veak (top), etc.

Secs (bottom), etc.

Chef (bottom left), Skope (bottom right), etc.

Rouks (bottom), etc.

Royal (bottom), etc.

Lith from the Crazy Apes.

Nese, etc.

Noper, etc.


Aces (bottom left), Serum (bottom right), etc.

Kapten (bottom left), Desk (bottom right), etc.

Thief! (top right) and Lilie Lavie (bottom).

Crane

Serum

Serum

Wonez (left), Rouks (right), etc.

Nask (bottom writing), Rouks (woman), etc.


Noper (bottom left), Wonez (bottom right), Serum (middle left), Aces (middle right), Kelen (top), etc.

Crane (bottom left), Rouks (figure), Noper (bottom right), Serum (middle left), Aces (middle right), Kelen (top), etc.

Jinx (bottom left), Elfu (bottom right), Serum (middle left), Aces (middle right), Kelen (top), etc.

Serum (bottom and middle left), EK Sept (bottom right), Aces (middle right), Kelen (top), etc.

Koni from HTU (bottom left) and Oser aka Dodo Ose from K6A (bottom right)

Elfu (left), EK Sept (right), etc.

Eskro (bottom), Aces (top), etc.

Paste-up by unidentified artist.

Two pasted posters by unidentified artist.

Rouks (left), Crane? (right), etc.

Nems (left), Rouks (right), etc.

Korb from Crazy Apes.

Rouks (left), someone from Orgzm (right), etc.

Rouks, etc.

Rouks, etc.


Zaz and Soze (bottom, over an older Debza), Lyfer (middle), Soma (middle), etc.

Empty (bottom, partially covered in petty tagging).

Dré aka Earth Crusher (bottom left), Nems (bottom right), Sec (top), etc.

Wesco (bottom), Reabs (middle), etc.

Sewer (bottom left), Axe (character), Fone (bottom right),


more / plus

Deep on the opposite sides of the above posts.

Lyfer next to tunnel.

Kaner next to train tracks above tunnel.

Unknown artist on bin.

Yarn bombing next to tunnel.

Concrete block painted by Porto.

De Rouen legal graffiti tunnel 2014 part 2

Here is a photo gallery of graffiti pieces found at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel in Hochelaga between August and December 2014. Separate posts cover the periods
January-June 2015
July-December 2015
January-June 2016
For information about this Montreal open air gallery, see the tunnel’s welcome/information page.

Help with the identification of some uncredited artists displayed in the image gallery below is welcome.

Voici une galerie-photo des pièces de graffiti trouvées au mur légal sur de Rouen dans Hochelaga entre août et décembre 2014. Des articles à part couvrent les périodes
janvier-juin 2015
juillet-décembre 2015
janvier-juin 2016
Pour plus d’information au sujet de cette galerie à ciel ouvert, voir la page d’accueil et d’information du tunnel.

Si vous reconnaissez les artistes responsables de certaines pièces non-créditées dans la galerie-photo ci-dessous, vous êtes invités à m’en faire part.


Northern wall / mur nord

Photos in this image gallery are displayed from the left end to the right end of the wall, then in chronological order within the same spot.

Les photos de la galerie ci-dessous sont présentées de l’extrémité gauche à l’extrémité droite du mur, et ensuite en ordre chronologique pour un même endroit.

Star Two (bottom left), Veak (middle and top), Cafe (top right), Sirvis (bottom right), etc.

Max (bottom), Crane (middle), Veak (top), etc.

Skor (bottom), Crane (middle), Lovebot (top wheatpaste), etc.


Horno (left), Ankh? (right).

Oram 79

IAmBatman

Unidentified (bottom), Haze (top).

Crane (bottom), Haze (middle), someone from VHS (top), etc.


Seker (bottom), Intak (top).

Nese

Resok representing YU8.

T96 (bottom), Intak (top), etc.


Apashe (bottom), Acro (top), etc.

Ratek (bottom), Acro (top), etc.

Unidentified artist, perhaps IAmBatman.

Clima, etc.


Astro (bottom), Dock tribute (middle), etc.

Brake (bottom), Dock tribute (top), etc.

EK Sept (bottom centre), Max (bottom ends), Dock tribute (middle), etc.


Southern wall / mur sud

Photos in this image gallery are displayed from the left end to the right end of the wall, then in chronological order within the same spot.

Les photos de la galerie ci-dessous sont présentées de l’extrémité gauche à l’extrémité droite du mur, et ensuite en ordre chronologique pour un même endroit.

Apashe (middle), Saner (top), Penar (bottom left throwie), etc.

Apashe (top) and unidentified (bottom).

Zrey Li (bottom), Apashe (middle) and Saner (top).

Sewer (bottom left), F.One (bottom right), Apashe (middle), Saner (top), etc.


Max from the YMCA crew (in yellow), Neon (3 stencils), etc.

Skope (bottom), Veak (top).

Warek

Unidentified (bottom left), Frame (bottom right), Veak (top), etc.

Kwun (bottom left), Aces (bottom right), Veak (twice above), etc.


Skor and Kemt (bottom left), Fluke (top left), Cenos (bottom right), Kelen (top right).

Max from YMCA crew (bottom), Penar (top right), etc.

Aces (bottom left), Serum (bottom right).


Denos? (bottom), Kelen (top right).

Crane (bottom left), Wonez (bottom centre), unidentified (bottom right), a throwie by Penar (middle), Kelen (middle right and top right), etc.

Noper (bottom left), Wonez (bottom right), Serum (middle left), Aces (middle right), Kelen (top).


Zek (bottom left), Earth Crusher (bottom right), Lyfer (top), throwies by Acro and Penar (middle), etc.

Ratek (bottom), Lyfer (top), etc.

Dask (bottom left), a throwie by Penar (bottom right), Lyfer (middle), etc.

Stare (bottom), Mr Chose (pink cat), Lyfer (middle), Soma (middle), etc.


more / plus

Lyfer (left) and RBH (right) on posts next to tunnel.

Sticker by unidentified artist next to tunnel.