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Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 pieces of Montreal street art from 2016 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.

It was a rather quiet year for stickers. Many of our slappers were out of town for extended periods of time or were just busy with work and the rest of their life. Also, the city was more quick in removing and painting over stickers. Meanwhile, the medium of wheatpasting was more popular than before, particularly during the period of May to July. Consequently, the list this year features many more wheatpastes and fewer stickers than before.

See also:
Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2016 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 pièces de street art produites en 2016 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 2016 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.

2016 a été une année tranquille pour les autocollants. Plusieurs de nos artistes s’adonnant à ce medium ont été absents une bonne partie de l’année et d’autres étaient occupés à autre chose. De plus, la ville s’est donnée en 2016 une politique plus aggressive contre cette forme d’expression artistique. Entre-temps, beaucoup d’artistes locaux se sont mis aux collages et plusieurs colleurs étrangers sont passés par Montréal, particulièrement de mai à juillet. Conséquemment, cette année cette liste inclut beaucoup plus de collages et moins d’autocollants que d’habitude.

Voir aussi:
Rétrospective 2016 murales et autre street art peint
Rétrospective 2016 graffiti


52Hz wheatpastes (fish). Also visible on the right is one by Swarm, scroll down for her entries in this retrospective under ‘Futur Lasor Now’ and under ‘Swarm’.

Arnold for MTL En Arts. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by Arnold (under ‘203 Crew’).

A few of these heads by Biko were found on information panels and art boards during Mural Festival. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art for more by Biko.

A Chat Perdu wheatpaste on one of this year’s most heated debates.

CSRK wheatpaste.

CSRK wheatpaste. Variations exist.

CSRK wheatpaste.

D7606 paste-up, variations exist.

D7606 paste-up montage, variations of each one exist.

Deuxben de Rennes paid us a visit this year and left about a dozen wheatpaste around the city, including this much photographed one.

Another well-positioned wheatpaste by Deuxben de Rennes.

Deuxben de Rennes wheatpaste.

Deuxben de Rennes wheatpaste.

A Dial M wheatpaste over a painted door, done during the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Dolly Deals paste-up; many variations have been found.

Elsol25 put up a few posters during Mural Festival, including this one and the 2 below. The wheatpaste on the right is one of the year’s variations on Miss Me‘s Portrait Of A Vandal. Scroll down to ‘Miss Me’ to find her own entries in this yearly retrospective.

Elsol25 poster put up during Mural Festival.

Elsol25 poster put up during Mural Festival.

This Mural Festival installation was put together by Fafi.

Flavor wheatpaste, sticker versions also exist. Scroll down for more by Flavor under ‘ROC514’.

Wheatpastes by Futur Lasor Now (left) and Swarm (right). Scroll down for more by Swarm.

Futur Lasor Now wheatpaste also found as a sticker.

GBomb ‘tribute’ to the new American first lady.

Gial wheatpaste.

Gial wheatpaste.

Gial wheatpaste.

Kafka Is Famous wheatpaste.

Kafka Is Famous and Virgilio Aponte collaboration wheatpaste. Scroll down this list for a collaboration with Enzo Sarto.

Kat poster installation.

Kat poster.

A very powerful Kat poster installation. Notice the red ‘blood’ stains.

Kat poster.

Labrona wheatpaste found in a Plateau alley.

Labrona poster in Hochelaga.

Labrona (top left) and Gawd (bottom right) wheatpastes. Both of these artists have also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

Leyla Is On Fire wheatpaste, variations exist.

Lily Luciole has unfortunately left Montreal for Paris this year, but we still got some great work of hers before her departure.

Lily Luciole poster.

Lily Luciole poster.

Lily Luciole poster.

Mademoiselle Kat wheatpaste.

Mademoiselle Kat wheatpaste.

Mateo poster for MTL En Arts.

Mateo wheatpaste in Mile End. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art for more by Mateo.

Rey Midax paste-up.

(Above three photos) Rey Midax wheatpastes. At least seven different variations have been spotted, they all count as one entry. Only three are displayed here, check out this earlier post for the whole series.

For this year’s edition of Under Pressure, artist Shelley Miller created this mural piece from azulejo tiles made out of sugar. The tiles were prepared and painted beforehand, then pasted to the wall using a sugar mix.

This is Miss Me‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, one of two huge wheatpastes put up this year (scroll down to Stikki Peaches for the other one).

Miss Me wheatpaste from her ‘Don’t Tell Me What To Wear’ series.

Miss Me wheatpaste from her ‘Don’t Tell Me What To Wear’ series.

Brilliant montage by Miss Me for MTL En Arts.

Mono Sourcil wheatpaste in Hochelaga. Mono Sourcil has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art list.

Mr Chose wood-up found in Mile End.

National Zombi wheatpaste.

National Zombi wheatpaste.

National Zombi wheatpaste.

Nessie aka Nese sculpture installed in the Festival Mural zone during the festival. Hundreds have actually photographed the Earth Crusher piece next to it and only noticed this little sculpture in their shot later on.

A wheatpaste signed by Ocboo23(?).

Renard Fou wheatpaste.

Renard Fou wheatpaste.

Renard Fou wheatpaste.

Renard Fou wheatpaste. Also visible over the piece are two of Swarm‘s portals. Scroll up/down for her entries in this retrospective under ‘Futur Lasor Now’ and under ‘Swarm’.

ROC514 (right) and Flavor (left) wheatpaste combo found in Mile End.

A much noticed and much photographed well-placed Enzo Sarto wheatpaste.

Enzo Sarto / Kafka Is Famous collaboration wheatpaste. Scroll up for more by Kafka Is Famous.

Enzo Sarto poster.

Enzo Sarto paste-up found in a few locations.

SBU One and MSHL collaborative wheatpaste installation. Many other variations have been spotted in various parts of the city. SBU One has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

Sloast wheatpaste (in white). The aqua green paste-up in the top corner is an older one by Zola, scroll down to the bottom of this post for the latter artist’s own entries in this yearly best of list.

Sloast wheatpaste.

Sloast wheatpaste.

So Free So paste-up found in the Cité du Multimédia.

Starkey (left) and Waxhead (right) wood-ups found in Mile End. Scroll down for another wood-up and two stickers by Waxhead.

Starkey wood-up.

Starkey wood-up.

Stay Beautiful posters (top). Many variations exist, but I chose to display these two because of the nice pairing with this Detto wheatpaste (bottom).

Stay Beautiful poster, variations exist.

Huge Stikki Peaches wheatpaste installed overnight during Mural Festival.

Another Stikki Peaches wheatpaste which popped up in the Mural Festival zone during the festival.

This new variation on a previously seen Stikki Peaches design was much noticed when it went up in Little Italy this autumn.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste found around Little Italy.

Swarm wheatpaste in a Mile End alley.

Swarm wheatpaste found in Mile End. Scroll up for one more by Swarm under ‘Futur Lasor Now’.

Toxic Theriac paste-up.

Toxic Theriac paste-up.

Toxic Theriac sticker. This design was also spotted as a wheatpaste.

Waxhead wood-up created with some help from Starkey. More from these two under ‘Starkey’ above.

Waxhead sticker.

Waxhead sticker. Waxhead has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

Benny Wilding paste-up montage found in a Mile End alley. Wilding has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

XRAY wood-up found near the Quartier des Spectacles. XRAY has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

Swiss artist Ygrek was in town during the month of July and produced at least 30 of these tape tags (as well as a few painted pieces) during his stay here. This one and the three below are the best of these original creations in which tape is woven into the mesh of fences to create the artist’s name, words, logos or abstract designs.

Ygrek tape tagging.

Ygrek tape tagging.

Ygrek tape tagging.

A Zola wheatpaste about one of the year’s biggest social causes.

Another militant wheatpaste by Zola. The skull wheatpaste visible on the right is by Rey Midax who also made it into this yearly best of (scroll up to the latter artist’s name for info).

Set of wheatpastes by an unidentified artist.

This mosaic next to a Petite-Patrie bike path was not signed.

The Christmas wheatpaste on the left makes it into this yearly list. The artist has not been identified, but it is not Stikki Peaches as many have speculated. The wheatpaste on the right is one of the year’s variations on Miss Me‘s Portrait Of A Vandal. Scroll up to ‘Miss Me’ to find her own entries in this yearly retrospective.

New stickers and other media May-June 2016

Here’s a collection of photos of whatever doesn’t fit in the recently published posts about painted street art and pasted street art in late May and the whole of June 2016. The post is split into chapters about stickers, wood-ups, fence-tagging and ‘other’. If you want to see new Montreal street art and graffiti as soon as I photograph it, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cette galerie inclut des photos de tout ce qui ne faisait pas partie des récents articles présentant les nouveautés peintes et les nouveaux collages de la fin mai et du mois de juin 2016. Cette galerie est séparée en chapitres dédiés aux autocollants, aux wood-ups, au fence-tagging, et ‘autre’. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres de street art ou de graffiti aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


stickers

Waxhead

Waxhead

Waxhead

Waxhead

Turtle Caps‘ brief return to Montreal around Mural Festival meant we got new stickers from this artist (more below).

Turtle Caps

Turtle Caps

Turtle Caps

Emmanuel Laflamme finally started making stickers, a great idea considering the sense of humour in his art. Another one is shown below. More have been spotted, but I did not get a chance to photograph them.

Emmanuel Laflamme

Every year around Mural Festival Enzo Sarto comes to Montreal with his wheatpastes, posters and stickers. More below.

Enzo Sarto

Enzo Sarto

Enzo Sarto

A hand-drawn one by Enzo Sarto.

This one and the ones below are just a few of the dozens of stickers by Il Flatcha to have been slapped in the streets of Montreal during the period covered by this post.

Il Flatcha

Il Flatcha

Il Flatcha; there are so many of these construction signs around Montreal, it makes sense that someone would poke ‘fun’ at them.

Il Flatcha, also seen in other colour variations.

Zek came up with 3 new sticker designs, this one and the 2 below.

Zek

Zek

Sloast

Sloast

Elsol25

Gial

Unidentified artist.

A hand-drawn one by Mono Sourcil.

Naia

Naia (fly) and Fasi (cow).

Naia (bottom left) and Fasi (top right).

Pink

Christophe Catelain

D*Face?

It’s Alive

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

unidentified artist

Zdey

Full Course


wood-ups

Starkey wood-up found in Hochelaga.

Wzrds Gng wood-up in the Plateau.

Wzrds Gng wood-up in the Plateau.

Wzrds Gng wood-up in the Plateau.

National Zombi has been putting up old laminates which he painted partially, leaving areas showing the old print. These are technically not wood-ups, but I’m still showing them in this section… More below.

Painted laminate by National Zombi.

Painted laminate by National Zombi.

Painted laminate by National Zombi.

Painted laminate by National Zombi.


fence-tagging

Montreal is blessed to have Swiss artist Ygrek in town for some time this summer. This artist’s medium is tape which he weaves through the mesh of fences to write his name tag-style, or to create abstract patterns. Here are a few photos of his work.

L’artiste suisse Ygrek est en ville pour un certain temps cet été et il y a déjà laissé sa trace. Son medium est le ruban adhésif industriel et ses canevas sont les clotures de la ville. Il tisse ainsi son nom (comme un tag) ou crée des motifs abstrait. Voici quelques photos des pièces que j’ai réussi à trouver avant détérioration.


other

Small sculpted head by Biko found on an art panel for the Mural Festival.

Another small sculpted head by Biko found on an art panel for the Mural Festival.

Nessie aka Nese.

Mosaic by some anonymous artist in Petite-Patrie.

Another mosaic by the same anonymous artist as above on a different side of the concrete block.

Painted tarp or canvas stripe by Ryan The Wheelbarrow.

Another painted tarp or canvas stripe by Ryan The Wheelbarrow. Many other variations not shown here have been found.

New pasted street art May-June 2016

Here’s a collection of photos of pasted street art found in the streets and alleys of Montreal in June 2016, including a few pieces from the end of May. Posts have already been published for painted street art and stickers and other media during the same period as well as for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival and the 2016 edition of MTL En Arts. For graffiti during the same period, see this post. If you want to see new Montreal street art and graffiti as soon as I photograph it, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet galerie présente des photos de collages apparus dans les rues et ruelles de Montréal au cours de juin 2016 (incluant quelques uns datant de la fin mai). Des articles ont déjà été publiés couvrant les oeuvres peintes et les autocollants et autres mediums pendant la même période ainsi que ce qui a été créé pour l’édition 2016 du Festival Mural et le festival MTL En Arts. Pour les graffitis durant la même période, voir cet article. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres de street art ou de graffiti aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


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

Pre-Muralfest wheatpaste by Stikki Peaches in the mural zone.

Miss Me wheatpastes (top right and bottom left) in Mile End around a mural by SBU One and MSHL.

Miss Me wheatpastes in Mile End.

Miss Me wheatpaste in the Mural zone.

Miss Me wheatpaste in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

A new version of Miss Me‘s Portrait Of A Vandal in Mile End.

Lily Luciole poster in Mile End.

Lily Luciole poster in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Lily Luciole poster in Mile End.

Lily Luciole poster in Mile End.

Swarm wheatpaste in Mile-Ex.

Swarm wheatpaste in Mile End.

Swarm wheatpaste in Mile-Ex.

Swarm wheatpaste in Mile End.

Swarm wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie.

Swarm wheatpaste in Mile End.

Swarm wheatpaste in Mile-Ex.

Collaboration wheatpaste between Swarm and Chat Perdu in Petite-Patrie. Scroll down for a few more by Chat Perdu.

Swarm wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie. A companion piece by Le Renard Fou is visible below. Scroll down for a close-up of the National Zombi paste-up.

Le Renard Fou‘s Fox The State wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie, a companion piece to Swarm’s Swarm The State seen above.

Le Renard Fou wheatpaste in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou wheatpaste in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie.

Le Renard Fou wheatpaste in Mile-Ex.

Off-muralfest poster by Elsol25. Also visible bottom left is a small paste-up by Gwan (scroll down to view full size).

Off-muralfest poster by Elsol25.

Off-muralfest poster by Elsol25. Also visible on the right is a Portrait Of A Vandal by Miss Me.

Off-muralfest wheatpaste by Enzo Sarto.

Off-muralfest wheatpaste by Enzo Sarto in collaboration with Kafka.

Off-muralfest wheatpaste by Enzo Sarto.

Off-muralfest wheatpaste by Enzo Sarto.

Off-muralfest wheatpaste by Enzo Sarto.

Off-muralfest wheatpaste by Enzo Sarto on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Off-muralfest poster by Enzo Sarto.

Off-muralfest poster by Enzo Sarto.

Off-muralfest poster by Enzo Sarto.

A new variation on a well known Futur Lasor Now paste-up.

Labrona poster in Hochelaga.

Labrona wheatpaste in the Plateau.

Wheatpastes by Labrona and Gawd in the Plateau.

Wheatpastes by Labrona and Gawd in Plateau End.

Gawd wheatpaste in the Plateau.

Mono Sourcil wheatpaste in Hochelaga.

Mono Sourcil paste-up.

Mono Sourcil paste-up.

Mono Sourcil paste-up.

National Zombi paste-up.

National Zombi paste-up, with a Waxhead sticker bottom right.

Zola and Cam (Decolonizing Street Art) wheatpaste found in Mile End.

Zola and Sloast wheatpastes in Hochelaga. The Sloast one is new while the Zola one is from a while back.

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

Sloast wheatpaste. This one was found in Hochelaga.

Sloast wheatpaste in Hochelaga.

Sloast paste-up.

Wheatpastes by Sloast (right), Sinister Kid (left) and Gwan (middle).

Sinister Kid paste-up found in Verdun.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Gwan paste-up; colour variations exist.

Stay Beautiful posters found in Verdun.

CSRK wheatpaste found on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

CSRK wheatpaste found on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

CSRK wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

CSRK wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

CSRK wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

Dolly Deals paste-up in Mile End.

Dolly Deals paste-up in Mile-Ex.

Dolly Deals paste-up in Mile-Ex.

Girl Plague paste-up, various locations.

Girl Plague paste-up, various locations.

Chat Perdu poster.

Chat Perdu poster.

Wheatpaste by unidentified artist found in Mile End.

Poster by unidentified artist found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Poster by unidentified artist found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Paste-up by unidentified artist found in Hochelaga.

Paste-up by unidentified artist found in Hochelaga.

These wheatpastes found in the Plateau are apparently by Thundercunt.

Bad Luck Jealousy paste-up.

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 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.