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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 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.

Waxhead

It’s almost impossible to find a back alley between Avenue du Parc and St-Denis without something painted or drawn by Waxhead on some wall or door. Big colourful murals are interspersed with smaller, quickly drawn figures. But his work is not all underground, as a good amount of commissioned art can also be found on storefronts and walls of Plateau/Mile End businesses.

It’s also almost impossible to walk the length of a street between Parc and St-Denis without finding at least a handful or two of stickers with the art of Waxhead on them. Two different types of stickers can actually be found. The stickers of the first type usually are post office forms or “Hello My Name Is” labels with small variations of his usual characters drawn or painted over them. Some are in black and white, others are in colour. Because they are not mass-printed, each one encountered is a unique creation.

The stickers of the other type appear to be printed but this doesn’t mean that they are less original, to the contrary. They actually are my favorites. They show small reproductions of old black and white or sepia-toned photos on which Waxhead re-did in his own recognizable style the head of one or some characters. In some cases he has added new colourful characters to the ones already found in the black and white original. This fusion (or should I say clash) of very stiff old-fashioned photos with the crazy world of Waxhead is never boring, sometimes funny or freaky and always makes me wish for a larger version.

This Main MTL interview from 2013 lets us inside Waxhead’s head. A bit of Waxhead at work can see seen in this trailer for a film on the Montreat street art scene that never came to be. You can also see a lot of Waxhead’s art on his Instagram and Flickr pages.

Il est impossible de trouver entre l’avenue du Parc et la rue St-Denis une ruelle sans oeuvre peinte ou dessinée par Waxhead. Les grandes murales très colorées y alternent avec des dessins effectués rapido. Son art n’est pas seulement underground, puisque des pièces commandées se trouvent aussi sur les devantures et murs latéraux de plus d’un commerce du Plateau ou de Mile End.

Il est aussi impossible de marcher le long d’une des artères du même quartier sans y trouver un autocollant créé par Waxhead. L’artiste produit en fait deux types d’autocollant. Ceux du premier type sont habituellement des formulaires postaux ou des étiquettes “Bonjour mon nom est” sur lesquels a été dessiné ou peint un des personnages typiques de Waxhead. Certains sont en noir et blanc tandis que d’autres sont en couleur. Puisque ceux-ci n’ont pas été imprimés commercialement, chacun est unique.

Les stickers du second type sont imprimés, mais ceci ne veut pas nécessairement dire qu’ils sont moins originaux, bien au contraire. Ce sont en fait mes préférés. On y voit d’anciennes photos en noir et blanc ou dans des tons sepia sur lesquelles les têtes des personnages ont été repeintes par Waxhead, dans son style inimitable et coloré. Dans certains cas l’artiste a même ajouté de ses personnages colorés à ceux qui figurent déjà dans la photo. Cette rencontre entre le style rigide des photos anciennes et le monde coloré de Waxhead n’est jamais ennuyante. Le résultat est en fait souvent drôle ou déconcertant. En fait à chaque fois que je découvre un nouveau sticker de ce type, ma seule déception est de ne pas être en mesure de voir l’image en plus grand.

Pour un peu d’information sur les origines de Waxhead et sur sa vision du street art, vous êtes invités à visionner cette entrevue pour Main MTL faite en 2013. On peut aussi voir un peu de Waxhead en action dans cette bande-annonce pour un documentaire sur la scène montréalaise du street art qui n’a jamais vu le jour. En plus de la galerie d’images ci-dessous, il est possible de voir une très grande quantité d’oeuvres de Waxhead sur ses pages Instagram et Flickr.

murals / murales

Murals in this section are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les murales 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.

On the wall of a Rosemont high school. See below for close-ups.

On the wall of a Rosemont high school, left half. See above for full wall.

On the wall of a Rosemont high school, right half. See above for full wall

Waxhead and Cryote on the side wall of a Plateau book store.

Cryote and Waxhead collaboration mural. Waxhead supplied the purple character with the cake and the background foliage.

Cryote (left) and Waxhead (right) in a Villeray alley.

Waxhead (left) and Cryote (right) collaboration on a Plateau wall.

For the 2018 Canettes de Ruelle production in a Rosemont alley.

Waxhead’s contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival. Includes letters by Ekes in the bottom right corner. See below for two close-ups.

Close-up of the St-Laurent side of Waxhead’s contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

Close-up of the Marie-Anne side of Waxhead’s contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival. Includes letters by Ekes in the bottom right corner.

Cryote (left) and Waxhead (right) in Plateau End.

Cryote and Waxhead mural in a Rosemont alley, part of the Gatos Callejeros production.

SBU One (left) and Waxhead (right) in a Rosemont alley.

Cryote and Waxhead redid the front of Chez José in early summer 2016.

Cryote and Waxhead were also commissioned to do the front of this St-Laurent pet shop at about the same time as above.

Mural in alley behind St-Laurent featuring Waxhead (left), Ether (centre) and Turtle Caps (right).

Mural in the Cité du Multimédia.

Mural by Waxhead, Cryote and perhaps other members of the then Wzrds Gng in a Mile End alley.

En Masse‘s contribution to the 2013 edition of Mural Festival features Waxhead (head on the left) alongside Dan Buller (tennis player), Five Eight (central letters), Scaner (top letters), Beeforeo (below Five) and Nixon (bottom, top and far right). Photo © Infant Wisdom.

alley pieces / ruelles

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 a small Plateau street.

In a small Plateau street.

In a small Plateau street.

In a Plateau alley.

Cryote (left and bottom right) and Waxhead (door, around door and top right) from a tribute prod to Akira in a Plateau alley.

Waxhead (door, bottom right) and Cryote (top right) in a Mile End alley.

Waxhead (middle, foliage and cat), Tiburon (2 heads) and Cryote (above) in Plateau End.

Cryote (central figures) and Waxhead (leafy figures and door) in a Mile End alley.

In a Mile End alley.

Cryote (left) and Waxhead (right) in Mile End.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Also visible in the top left corner of the photo is a wood-up by Loks.

Same spot as above, but featuring a new piece after the previous one had been vandalised.

2015 group ‘autoportrait’ by:
top row: Shalak from Clandestinos, Jason Botkin, Kevin Ledo, Chris Dyer, Bruno Smoky from Clandestinos
bottom row: Lovebot, Turtle Caps, Linsey Levendall, Marina Capdevila, Labrona, Waxhead, Dave Todaro.

Another group piece, this one featuring Waxhead (left and barely visible in bottom corner), Turtle Caps (above ladder), Futur Lasor Now (above door), Deadliest Rosa (middle bottom), Loks (right) and El Moot Moot (right wall). In alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

From a 2015 Chromatic block party.

Waxhead (top) and El Moot Moot (bottom) at a 2015 Chromatic block party.

Waxhead (top) and Lyfer (bottom) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In alley behind St-Laurent.

Free5 (left), Waxhead and Turtle Caps in alley off Hotel de Ville.

Waxhead (left) and Camille (right) in alley off Napoleon.

Piece in alley between St-Laurent and Clark

Piece in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark in 2013, see below for the evolution of it. Photo © Mr Mocha.

Piece in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark in 2014, see above for earlier version.

Small piece in the McGill Ghetto.

Entrance of a Plateau alley.

At the back of a Plateau alley.

Waxhead (left), Cryote (top), Gives (grey letters) and VSOP (right letters).

In alley behind St-Laurent.

Waxhead representing Wzrds Gng in alley off Duluth.

Waxhead (right), Gawd (left) in alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Waxhead and Cryote on Fairmount near St-Laurent (wheatpastes by Futur Lasor Now and unidentified artist as well as painted doors by Turtle Caps also visible).

Same location as above, but one year earlier.

In downtown alley behind Ste-Catherine.

Big mural piece in the Quartier des Spectacles.

doors / portes

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.

On St-Laurent.

On St-Laurent.

On a Plateau alley door and 2 bollards.

Waxhead on garage doors and Bosny above, in Villeray.

A garage door in a Plateau alley.

In the Plateau.

In the Plateau.

Collaboration with Cryote in Hochelaga.

Off-Mural door piece.

In Pointe St-Charles.

On a Plateau alley door.

In Old Montreal.

On a Plateau End door.

On a Plateau End door.

On a Plateau door.

On a Plateau door.

On a Pointe St-Charles door.

On a Plateau door.

On the doors of a St-Laurent business (see also next photo).

On the doors of a St-Laurent business (see also previous photo).

On a 3rd floor door in the Plateau.

On a St-Laurent door.

Same St-Laurent door as above.

In the Plateau.

In the Plateau. Scroll down for an earlier Waxhead piece on this set of doors.

In a dark nook on a Plateau End door.

In Lachine; photo © Mocha Productions.

Waxhead (top) in Plateau End; also visible at the bottom is an older piece by Cryote.

Yolacocacola (top) and Waxhead (bottom) in Plateau End alley.

Yolacocacola (top) and Waxhead (bottom) in Plateau End alley.

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

Two for the price of one behind an industrial building in Mile End (actually three if you count the small drawing in the bottom right corner). This wall was later redone as a much larger mural with Cryote, keeping the door intact. Scroll up this page for photo.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark

Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki in McGill ghetto.

On a door in a small Plateau alley.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark

Plateau door.

Plateau door.

St-Laurent door.

St-Laurent door.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Commissioned work for Sophie Sucrée on Des Pins.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Waxhead on doors of a house on St-Dominique painted over background by Mastrocola. The central done were later redone, scroll up to see.

Collaboration between Waxhead (beige) and Birdo (green) in alley behind St-Urbain, near Prince-Arthur.

Two garage doors by Waxhead from his Wzrds Gng days in alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

In alley between St-Laurent and Clark, with a creature by Cryote (in blue).

On a door in a small Plateau alley.

Representing the Wzrds Gng in St-Henri.

other small pieces / autres petites pièces

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.

On an abandoned shed.

On an abandoned shed.

Collaboration with Pedro Amos during the 2019 edition of Mural Festival.

For the Ru street fair on Mont-Royal.

In Hochelaga.

On an electrical box.

On canal Lachine.

On canal Lachine.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

On a sidewalk panel on Amherst for the 2016 edition of the MTL En Arts festival.

On St-Laurent, presumably a collaboration with someone else.

Yolacocacola (left) and Waxhead (right) on train.

Waxhead (left) and Yolacocacola (right) on train.

Waxhead (left) and Starkey (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Contribution to the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

On St-Laurent.

On St-Laurent.

Rooftop piece above restaurant in the Plateau.

Small piece at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Waxhead (in blue) and Futur Lasor Now (top left) on Montreal Plateau rooftop.

Commissioned work for Chez José on Duluth.

Waxhead (right) and Andy Dass (left) at the Cabane à sucre secret gallery.

At the Cabane à sucre secret gallery, between pieces by Miss Me (left), Alysha Farling (right) and M. Abstrakt (around).

Piece done on board wall during the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Waxhead (left) and Pound Puppy (right) in the Plateau.

Small piece on St-Laurent.

On a Plateau house.

More by Waxhead next to the house mentioned above.

Small piece at the Cabane à sucre secret gallery (but done earlier than the rest of the Cabane works).

Mural Festival 2019 street pieces

Waxhead was commissioned to do 13 sidewalk pieces for the 2019 edition of Mural.

Waxhead a reçu la commande de 13 pièces sur trottoir pour l’édition 2019 du festival Mural.

Sun Youth prod

As the 2016 Mural Festival was kicking off, a bunch of mostly local artists were invited by Waxhead to participate in a major production on the front wall of the Sun Youth building. The work that was done is striking, but the other great thing about it is that it brought together street artists and graffiti writers. Only sections involving Waxhead are shown here. To view to complete prod, see the bottom of this post.

Alors que se tenait l’édition 2016 du Festival Mural, une douzaine d’artistes surtout locaux étaient invités par Waxhead à contribuer à une production majeure sur le mur de devant de l’édifice logeant Jeunesse Au Soleil. L’oeuvre globale qui en résulte est extraordinaire, mais elle se démarque aussi par son mélange de pièces figuratives et de graffitis. Seules les sections impliquant Waxhead sont présentées ici. Pour voir l’ensemble de cette production, voir cet article.

SBU One, with creature by Waxhead above and small critter by Starkey at the far left.

Meor, with a bit of Waxhead top left.

unidentified artist, with a bit of Waxhead and Cryote above.

Ekes with some Waxhead above and Cryote at the far left.

Marc Sirus on letters with creatures by Cryote (left) and Waxhead (right and on doors).

Hitem with characters by Waxhead and Cryote.

This wall shows Waxhead top left around letters by Getso, Cryote in pink top right, Meor in the middle beneath Cryote, Peru143 middle right, Mole Patrol bottom left, <Cryote bottom middle and Pound Puppy middle right.

Another Waxhead/Cryote combo at Sun Youth.

Duluth house

Waxhead has been doing and redoing the front of this Plateau house since 2012. See its evolution below in chronological order.

Waxhead a plusieurs fois fait et refait le devant de cette maison du Plateau depuis 2012. Les photos ci-dessous apparaissent en ordre chronologique, vous permettant d’en voir l’évolution.

Earliest photographed version, from 2012.

Later in 2012. Addition of Gawd in the upper part and Waxhead redid the window. Scroll down for more.

2013 edition, still with Gawd at the very top.

The first of two 2014 remakes.

The second of two 2014 remakes.

The first of three 2015 remakes.

The second of three 2015 remakes.

The third of three 2015 remakes.

After an extended break Waxhead finally redid the window of the above house in late 2017. Gawd is still visible above. Drawings in the window are by Waxhead and Sloast.

The 2019 edition of the house has Waxhead on and below the window, Cryote over the door and Gawd remains above them both.

other painted work / autre art peint

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.

On public piano. See other angle below.

On public piano. See other angle above.

A ‘Your Face Here’ board done during the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

Reverse side of the above ‘Your Face Here’ board from the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

Cement blocks from the 2017 edition of Mural Festival, Sherbooke street end, side 1.

Cement blocks from the 2017 edition of Mural Festival, Sherbooke street end, side 2.

Cement blocks from the 2017 edition of Mural Festival, Mont-Royal street end, side 1.

Cement blocks from the 2017 edition of Mural Festival, Mont-Royal street end, side 2.

Cement blocks from the 2017 edition of Mural Festival, Mont-Royal street end, close-up.

Cement blocks from the 2017 edition of Mural Festival, Mont-Royal street end, close-up.

Cement blocks from the 2017 edition of Mural Festival, Mont-Royal street end, close-up.

Cement blocks from the 2017 edition of Mural Festival, Mont-Royal street end, close-up.

Found in a schoolyard, this was done for a street sale on Mont-Royal at the end of Summer 2016.

Skateboard.

Waxhead (left), Starkey (centre), Oram79 (right) for the 2015 percussion festival in the Old Port.

Street installation for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival (angle 1/3).

Street installation for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival (angle 2/3).

Street installation for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival (angle 3/3).

Back of information panel for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Chromatic production from the summer of 2015.

A side-treat from the above edition of Chromatic.

Next to volleyball field in Parc Jeanne-Mance

This was done during the 2014 edition of Mural Festival and ended being hung in the Cabane à sucre secret gallery.

On wall where eventually would be created the Cabane à sucre secret gallery; photo © Toest

Waxhead art in motion.

hand-drawn work / art dessiné

In a Mile End back alley.

In a Plateau alley.

In a Plateau alley.

In a Mile End back alley.