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New street art July-August 2015

Here’s a gallery of recent murals, wheatpastes, installations, stickers, etc, created in our great city in the past few weeks. Keep in mind that everything done in the context of the Under Pressure Festival is presented in its own separate post. If you want to see new works as soon as I photograph them, you can follow me on Instagram.

Voici une galerie-photo présentant les nouvelles murales, collages, installations, autocollants, etc, créés au cours des dernières semaines. Les nouvelles oeuvres produites dans le contexte du Festival Under Pressure font l’objet d’un article à part. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Murals and other painted pieces

Seth on Papineau for Mu.

Omen for the VHS – Van Horne Station event.

Kevin Ledo for the VHS – Van Horne Station event.

Zoltan V for the VHS – Van Horne Station event.

Mateo for Tandem Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie, on Papineau. You can see a video of the making of this mural on Vimeo.

This is the 2015 edition of this K6A wall in Hochelaga featuring Axe and Monk.e.

Ether aka Benny Wilding in Petite-Patrie.

Melsa Montagne mural in St-Henri.

Mono Sourcil for the Osheaga festival (photo is of work-in-progress but nearly finished).

Danae Brissonnet (right) with help from Ozmos for the abstract portion on the door on the left.

Axe in the Plateau.

Waxhead in Lachine; photo © Mocha Productions.

Astro on container in a Plateau park. This is not the same container as seen here, it’s in a different park.

Sophie Wilkins, Mael and Anik Favreau mural for Tandem Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie.

Monk.e and Marian Clem (left) and Rouks (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Mr Chose letters and figurative work at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Mr Chose in Mile End.

Oram79 at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Le Renard Fou at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. See wheatpastes section below for more by Le Renard Fou.

Presumably Karl Marks in Rosemont.

Gwan. at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Another one by Gwan. at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Yolacocacola in the graffiti alley behind St-Laurent.

Ogen (left) and Max (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Miow (left) and Bonie (right) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Mono Sourcil in an abandoned lot in Eastern Montreal.

Mono Sourcil in an abandoned lot in Eastern Montreal.

Mono Sourcil in an abandoned lot in Eastern Montreal.

Presumably Begor, under an expressway.

Pnda in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. See paste-up section below for more by Pnda.

Stencil by Dookie3 found in Plateau End.

Bicycle-eating car stencil by an unidentified artist, other variations have been spotted.

Swarm on a Petite-Patrie bike trail.

Gold-painted rock, one of at least a dozen, for the VHS – Van Horne Station event.


Wheatpastes and paste-ups

Kat poster in Plateau End.

Kat poster in Mile End.

Kat poster in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Kat poster in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Kat poster in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Kat poster in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

G.Knight poster in Mile End.

G.Knight poster in Mile End.

G.Knight poster in Mile End.

Futur Lasor Now wheatpaste in the Plateau.

Paste-ups by Futur Lasor Now (top 2) and Adida Fallen Angel (bottom) in the Plateau.

Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark

Le Renard Fou underneath the Van Horne expressway. See below for close-ups.

Close-ups of the 3 wheatpastes by Le Renard Fou from the previous photo.

Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

Borrris for the VHS – Van Horne Station event.

Another two by Borrris for the VHS – Van Horne Station event.

Swarm has been posting a bunch of new variations on previously seen designs.

Collaboration paste-up between Stela and Ambivalently Yours.

Stela paste-up.

A new paste-up by Mono Sourcil.

Another new paste-up by Mono Sourcil.

Solal Comics in the Plateau.

Solal Comics in the Plateau.

Poster by unidentified artist in Mile End.

Pnda paste-up.


Stickers

Futur Lasor Now vinyl paste-up.

Futur Lasor Now vinyl paste-up.

Futur Lasor Now sticker.

Futur Lasor Now sticker.

A new sticker by Waxhead.

Another new sticker by Waxhead.

One of a few new stickers mocking movie posters, by G.Knight.

One of a few new stickers mocking movie posters, by G.Knight.

ROC514 is back in town!

ROC514 in a collab with EightyADay.

ROC514

Free Willy

Stela representing the Witch Gang.

Sandy Cavallo.

Grim aka Grimjob69

Kems

Christophe Catelain

Christophe Catelain

Christophe Catelain

Christophe Catelain

Loks

Mono Sourcil (left) and an unidentified artist (right).

Same unidentified artist as above right.

Same unidentified artist as above.

Solal Comics?

Unidentified artist.


Other

HoarKor aka HRKR installation for the VHS – Van Horne Station event.

After her recent round of wheatpasting, Miss Me gave us a bit of ad-jacking.

More ad-jacking by Miss Me.

Painted wooden arrow, presumably by Danae Brissonnet.

Jiso drawing in Parc Jeanne-Mance.

New street art June-July 2015 part 2

Here’s a gallery of new street art that has appeared in the streets and alleys of Montreal during July 2015, with a few leftovers from June. Many murals and mural pieces were created over the past few weeks, and a lot of wheatpastes were put up. However, there has a been a surprisingly small amount of new stickers on traffic signs and other ‘urban furniture’. This is presumably because the city has been more pro-active in removing stickers lately, but also because our most active slappers are out of town or busy with personal projects. Again, there was enough graffiti to justify a separate post which will be published within the coming week.

Stay tuned for some very big murals which should be completed in time for my next ‘new works’ post. Meanwhile, you can follow me on Instagram and view the progress of these murals, or see photos of the best of new street art as soon as I discover it.

La galerie-photo ci-dessous présente les nouvelles pièces de street art apparues dans nos rues et ruelles en juillet 2015, avec quelques restes de juin. Ces dernières semaines ont été marquées par la création d’un grand nombre de murales et de pièces murales, ainsi qu’un grand nombre de collages. Etonnamment, nous avons trouvé très peu de nouveaux autocollants. Ceci est probablement dû à une action plus aggressive de la ville contre ce medium (panneaux nettoyés ou remplacés, poteaux repeints), mais aussi au fait que nos ‘slappers’ les plus actifs étaient à l’extérieur ou occupés par divers projets personnels. Il y a eu assez de nouvelles pièces de graffiti pour justifier la publication d’un article séparé, à paraitre au cours de la semaine qui vient.

Quelques murales de très grande envergure sont en cours de production en ce moment. Elles devraient être complétées à temps pour mon prochain article présentant les nouveautés. D’ici là, vous être invités à me suivre sur Instagram. Vous pourrez ainsi suivre l’avancement de ces murales et voir l’essentiel des nouvelles créations aussitôt découvertes.


walls

Dodo Osé for Ashop on St-Denis.

The Santropol Roulant building was given a new look by Pantonio.

Carlito Dalceggio on a temporary board wall next to Place des Arts.

Luc Bouchard (left) and Monk.e (right) in Hochelaga. See frontal photos of individual walls below.

Monk.e in Hochelaga.

Luc Bouchard in Hochelaga (although I expect this wall may be older than Monk.e’s).

Stare in Centre-Sud. Notice how the artist used the sign next to his wall to imitate the ID label (stating artist name, title, format, etc.) found next to art pieces in museum.

FelixDTK and MiguelDTK mural in Little Italy with officially sanctioned pieces by Pask and Koal at the bottom.

Nixon in Petite-Patrie, presumably done in June.


other painted pieces

Much noticed piece by Alber at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Is it graffiti? Is it figurative? Max representing his YMCA crew at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Another lettering/figurative hybrid by Max representing his YMCA crew at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Miow at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

More Miow at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen, with a piece by Skope on the right.

Waxhead (left), Starkey (centre) and Oram79 (right) for the percussion festival in the Old Port.

Royal (top left), Imp (bottom left) and IAmBatman (right) for the percussion festival in the Old Port.

Mr Chose for the percussion festival in the Old Port.

The second character from the left is by Waxhead. This panel was part of a workshop with kids.

Loks in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Bonie at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.


wheatpastes and large paste-ups

We were spoiled in July by treats from three of this city’s major pasting artists: Stikki Peaches, Miss Me and Turtle Caps. All three had been relatively quiet in Montreal so far this year. Miss Me returned with a mix of older and new designs. The older ones were offered in new colours while the new designs were picked from the work she had created for her “Saints Of Soul” indoors expo last winter. Turtle Caps returned with mostly older designs, but the ones shown below were new to Montreal, at least in these formats.

Nous avons eu la chance en juillet de voir le retour de trois des plus importants artistes de Montréal s’exprimant par collage: Stikki Peaches, Miss Me et Turtle Caps. Tous les trois avaient été relativement absents des rues de Montréal cette année. Miss Me nous est revenue avec un mélange de nouveaux et d’anciens designs. Les anciens nous ont été offerts dans de nouvelles couleurs tandis que les nouveaux provenaient principalement de l’expo intérieure “Saints Of Soul” de l’hiver dernier. Turtle Caps nous a resservi beaucoup d’anciens designs, mais ceux présentés dans la galerie ci-dessous étaient nouveaux pour Montréal ou offert en nouveau format.

This wheatpaste showing Marvin Gaye by Miss Me was found in St-Henri but another specimen found in Mile End was already featured in my previous ‘new works’ post. The small paste-up in the bottom right corner is an older one by Zu.

This Miss Me wheatpaste showing Nina Simone was found in Mile End.

Wheatpaste by Miss Me showing Tupac, found in Griffintown.

Wheatpaste by Miss Me showing Michael Jackson, found in the Rosemont neighbourhood.

Wheatpaste by Miss Me showing Helen Keller, found in the Plateau.

Wheatpaste featuring Miles Davis by Miss Me, found in Griffintown.

Another Miles Davis wheatpaste by Miss Me, this one in Mile End.

Stikki Peaches in Mile End.

Stikki Peaches in Old Montreal.

Stikki Peaches in Chinatown.

Stikki Peaches, photo © Stikki Peaches.

New G.Knight currency wheatpaste found on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Turtle Caps in Mile End.

Turtle Caps in Mile end, tickling’s Miss Me‘s thigh with its mustache.

Turtle Caps in Mile End.

We’ve seen this Turtle Caps design as a sticker, but presumably not in this format in Montreal.

Futur Lasor Now paste-up in Parc Jeanne-Mance.

Wheatpaste by Le Renard Fou, presumably put up at the same time as the ones I documented here and here.

Solal Comics

Solal Comics

Unidentified artist.

Unidentified artist.

Mary Mulderry.


stickers

Futur Lasor Now sticker.

Montage by Stela.

G.Knight

The design of this G.Knight sticker has previously been seen as a poster.

Shifty Cat

Brokovich

A Free Willy sticker found after publication of my previous ‘new works’ post.

Another Free Willy sticker.

Loks

Unidentified artist.

One more by the same unidentified artist as above.

One more by the same unidentified artist as above.


other

July also saw the return on the mountain of the garbage barrels made to look like ‘Maple Sizzurp’ cans by WhatIsAdam aka WIA. For a limited time only!

Starkey‘s ‘wabbit’ wood-ups are reproducing faster than rabbits, so it’s hard to figure out which ones are new and which ones are not. This one and the one below appear to be relatively new.

Starkey‘s ‘wabbit’ wood-up at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. This one was cut out of an old ‘no parking’ sign.

Stencil in St-Henri 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 Plus3 (blue character) and Fase 6 (door and letter piece).

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.