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Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 great murals and other painted street art pieces from 2016. 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/crew name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular writers, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two or more artists count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art
Retrospective of 2016 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 murales et autres pièces de street art peint créées en 2016 à Montréal. 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 d’artiste/crew. Pour que la liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques graffeurs populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Rétrospective 2016 street art collé
Rétrospective 2016 graffiti


Phillip Adams‘ annual mural for les Habitations Jeanne-Mance, produced by Mu.

The Art Gang‘s Snipes at Plaza Walls.

Another one by Art Gang aka the AG Crew, this one produced before Plaza Walls. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by the AG Crew.

Akuma One and Korb mural in Villeray. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by these two Crazy Apes.

Huge mural by Algue and Opire at Plaza Walls.

Two sides of a municipal building in the Port of Montreal by Ankh One for Ashop.

Ankh One and Fluke in Hochelaga. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti (under ‘K6A’ and ‘Zek’) for more from Fluke.

Ankh One and Shadow‘s contribution to a huge Ashop production in NDG. More from this huge production further down this list under ‘Five Eight’ and ‘Fonki’. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti (under ‘Ashop’ and under ‘Shadow’) for more by these two artists.

Apok in Rosemont.

Apok around letters by Eskro at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome. Eskro has made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

Astred Collective mural in Pointe St-Charles, featuring Eskro (letters) and Apok (figurative).

Astro in Petite-Patrie. This was on the Plaza Walls programme despite not being in the Plaza St-Hubert immediate neighbourhood.

(Two photos above) Two angles of these Plateau schoolyard sheds done by Astro at the beginning of the summer.

(Three photos above) This long wall on the side of a Hochelaga daycare was made more cheerful by Astro.

The side wall of this Taichi studio in Ahuntsic was embellished with this beautiful piece by Axe and Awe. Another bit by Axe on the right was from earlier than 2016. Monk.e also participated to this mural (he’s on the left), but his entries in this retrospective are featured below under his name and Tiburon’s. Both Axe and Awe have made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti, Axe under his own name, ‘K6A’ and ‘Naimo’; Awe under his own name and ‘Lyfer’.

Axe on a tin covered wall at Plaza Walls.

This is Jonathan Bergeron‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Bik Ismo was a last minute addition to the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival and produced one of the most loved walls this year.

A small but fascinating piece by Biko in an obscure spot beneath an overpass. Check the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art for more by Biko.

A garage door by Bosny in Plateau End.

This is a collaborative mural between Bosny and Koal for Plaza Walls. If you look closely, you’ll see that the white shapes are very stylized letters making the names of the two artists (Koal, then Bosny). Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by these two.

Botkin came up with 10 sidewalk pieces for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival. Three of these have made this retrospective, this one and the two below.

One more sidewalk piece by Botkin for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

One more sidewalk piece by Botkin for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Collaboration between Luc Bouchard (background) and Haks (robots) in Hochelaga. Scroll down for one more mural by Haks. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by Haks.

This is another mural by Luc Bouchard near the one above, but he’s solo on this one.

The internationally reknowned Buff Monster was on the programme of the Mural Festival this past year.

(Above two photos) Clandestinos, the duo of Shalak and Bruno Smoky, paid us a quick visit at the end of the summer and left us the two sides of this Rosemont park container.

Cryote had a busy year in 2016. This unofficial creation was found on sliding doors at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

It was the year of the dog in Montreal street art in 2016, in big part because of a controversial by-law banning pitbulls and other related breeds. Cryote is one of many artists who took the paintbrush and spraycan in protest of this cruel decision that will eventually lead to the euthanasia of many harmless dogs.

Cryote (central figures) and Waxhead (leafy figures and door) in a Mile End alley. Scroll down to ‘Waxhead’ for more by these two artists.

Melissa del Pinto was commissioned by Mu for this beautiful piece on the wall of the Museum of Fine Arts’ new pavilion.

There were a lot of famous international names from the street art circuit on the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival, including that of D*Face.

Dodo Osé‘s star took a leap in 2016; this little masterpiece in a Hochelaga alley is just one of many great works the artist produced this past year.

Dodo Osé also came up with this beautiful downtown tribute to his native city of Lyon.

Another Dodo Osé entry in this retrospective, this one was done in St-Henri. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti (under ‘K6A’) for more by this artist.

Off-Mural Festival work by Earth Crusher. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by Earth Crusher (under ‘Five Eight’).

Elfu makes this yearly roundup with this funny Oktoberfest piece. Next to it are letters by his POM crewmate EK Sept. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by those two, under ‘POM’.

This past year we were finally treated to a proper mural by Ella & Pitr. The duo had in the past produced a number of great pieces in Montreal, but these were always on roofs and parking spaces, therefore only visible to people flying above and could only be photographed with the help of a drone.

There were a lot of big international names on the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival, but Montreal is home to a lot of great talent and local artist Five Eight produced one of this year’s most loved murals. Have a look at the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by this artist/writer.

Five Eight and Rouks collaborated on this segment of a huge project put together by Ashop in NDG. More from this Ashop production above under ‘Ankh One’ and below under ‘Fonki’. Scroll down for more great collaborative work by Rouks.

This is Fonki‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

There were a log of dogs in Montreal street art in 2016, partly because of that anti-pitbull by-law, but also because two big murals were commissioned by owners in tribute to their dogs who had passed away. This is the one done by Fonki, scroll down to Kevin Ledo for the other one.

Fonki also collaborated with Ms Teri on a segment of a mega Ashop production in NDG. More from this huge production above under ‘Ankh One’ and ‘Five Eight’. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by Ms Teri.

A street art hotspot in a Mile End alley was completely redone in 2016 following construction on some of its walls. This one by Gawd is one of the new pieces found there.

Gawd (right) and Labrona (left) also make this retrospective with this unofficial combo on the wall of an abandoned building in Mercier. Scroll down for more work by these two, under ‘Labrona’. The two also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

Germ Dee is a new big addition to the local street art scene. He started being active late spring and within a few months he produced an impressive number of pieces in Plateau/Mile End alleys and beyond. His impact on the local scene is also felt through the numerous collaborations and productions he put together with many fellow artists and crewmates.

Some off-Mural Festival work by Carly and Nick Gregson.

Thanks to the buzz created by the Plaza Walls event this summer, Haks managed to get this commission from a Plaza St-Hubert business, his largest solo work to date. Scroll up for more by Haks under ‘Luc Bouchard’. Haks also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

French artist Hobz paid us a visit during the summer and this Plaza Walls creation is one of the two major pieces he left us before heading back home.

Hobz‘s other production during his stay in Montreal also made this yearly retrospective.

HoarKor aka HRKR were the ones commissioned to redo the terrasse wall of the Foufounes Electriques during this year’s Under Pressure Festival.

Another big project this past year for HRKR was the front wall of this Plateau bar. The duo have also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

Hsix hit a double whammy, he was on the programme of both the Mural Festival and Under Pressure this year. This is his contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Besides contributing to this city’s two major international street art and graffiti events this year, Hsix also contributed to Plaza Walls with this much noticed piece.

The front wall of this Plateau bookstore was redone by Hsix this past year.

One of the bigger walls of the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival features Hsix (character on the left), Sermob (bears), Bryan Beyung (horse) and les Hommes de Lettres (top letters), all tied together by Monk.e. Scroll down for more by Monk.e and Sermob under ‘Monk.e’, and more Sermob under his own name.

Here is Klone Yourself‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Labrona (humans) and Gawd (animals) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Scroll up for more by these two under ‘Gawd’. The two also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

Kevin Ledo was commissioned to produce this beautiful tall mural on Décarie as a tribute to someone’s deceased dog. The small piece at the base is an older one by John Kaye.

This is Kevin Ledo‘s tribute to local comedian/actress Janine Sutto. The mural was commissioned by Mu and is found in Centre-Sud.

One of the highlights of Plaza Walls this autumn was to witness the creation of this beautiful mural by El Mac.

Mateo‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

This is Mateo on the side wall of a church in Petite-Patrie. Mateo also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

A brilliant mural piece by MC Baldassari in a Plateau alley.

(Two photos above) MC Baldassari (top photo) and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine (bottom photo) set of garage doors in the Plateau.

Meggs‘ sponsored wall for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Some great work by Monk.e on the tin-covered side of a garage at Plaza Walls. More Monk.e can be found in the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti post, under ‘Ashop’.

(Three photos above) Monk.e was commissioned to embellish a number of city park containers this summer. This one stands out of the lot, in huge part because of the striking feline stare on its front (top photo). The two other shots are views of the sides and back.

Monk.e hosted Mexican artist Sermob for a few months during the summer and together they gave this K6A wall in Hochelaga its annual makeover. Scroll up for more by these two under ‘Hsix’. Monk.e is also featured in a collaboration with Tibuton further down this list.

This is Mono Sourcil on the side of a Plateau café. Mono Sourcil also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

Mono Sourcil in a Plateau End alley which was completely taken over this past summer under the supervision of Germdee. Visible in the background is a piece by Wzrds Gng.

Portrait of Gaston Miron by Omen on a wall of a Montreal Nord school. Bottom part is preemptive damage control by the artist himself.

This striking Julian Palma mural was commissioned by Mu for the 35th anniversary of the Montreal Alzheimer’s Society.

Another one of the big international names on the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival was Pantone‘s.

Mural in Petite-Patrie by La Parade (MngeLeKrak / Ludo Mio)

An eerie one from the mind of Alex Produkt.

This is a brilliant collaboration between Rouks (woman) and Lapin (head dress) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. If you look closely, you’ll see that the feathers on the woman’s headdress are actually graffiti letters by Speak (top feather), Capes (middle feather), Eskae (bottom feather). Also visible in this shot are pieces by Sirvis (above) and Cole (bottom right).

SBU One in Petite-Patrie.

SBU One in the Plateau. He also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

One of the highlights of Plaza Walls is this huge mural by Sen2 Figueroa which was created in parallel to a show of his work at the Art Gang gallery.

Sermob and Naimo collaboration in the Plateau. More by Sermob above under ‘Hsix’ and ‘Monk.e’. Naimo has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

Skor proved this year that he is more than just a brilliant writer. His first figurative piece (other than cartoon characters with his graffiti burners) is this impressive portrait of his grandfather on the anniversary of his passing away. Check out the full piece including letters by himself and crewmate Narc. Skor also has four entries in the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

Stela on a Rosemont wall.

Tava in Griffintown for the Montreal Heart Institute.

This tribute to the Goonies movie by Tchekon struck a nostalgic nerve with a lot of people this past summer.

(Two photos above) These two pieces by Tchug are part of a Hochelaga mural with Zek and Stare (check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for the parts of the latter two writers).

Tchug in Rosemont.

Tchug’s wall for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Tiburón (characters) and Monk.e (background) truck side collaboration. Scroll up for more by Monk.e under his name and under ‘Hsix’.

Tiburón‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

(Three photos above) Three entomological pieces by Tone. Click on images to zoom in and appreciate all the intricate details of the wings.

Turf One is one of the artists who took the brush and spraycan this past year in protest against the city’s ban on pitbulls and other related breeds. This huge mural was done for Plaza Walls.

Here’s another protest piece by Turf One, this one commissioned by the SPCA who were also against the city’s cruel pitbull by-law.

Turtle Caps on a Plateau alley garage door.

The production of the year (excluding festival-related ones) is without a doubt the one curated by Waxhead and Cryote on the wall of a Plateau End youth center. This shot shows one of the production’s three walls, it brings together Waxhead (2 cats, foliage), Cryote (pink dog and blue dog head), Peru143 (yellow letters), Meor (beneath pink dog), Gets (green letters), Pound Puppy (dog bottom right) and Mole Patrol (bottom left). Scroll up for more by Waxhead and Cryote under the latter artist’s name. Meor has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

Waxhead on a sliding door at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Waxhead on a Plateau door. Waxhead also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

XRAY‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival. XRAY also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

Zek in Montreal West. Zek has obviously also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

New painted street art May-June 2016

Here’s a collection of photos of painted street art found in the streets, alleys and abandoned buildings of Montreal in June 2016, including a few from the end of May. Posts have already been published for pasted 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-photo est une collection d’oeuvres peintes dans les rues, ruelles et édifices abandonnés de Montréal au cours de juin 2016 (incluant quelques unes datant de la fin mai). Des articles ont déjà été publiés couvrant les collages 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.


Zek in Montreal West.

Apok and Eskro from the Astred Collective in Pointe St-Charles.

Akuma and Korb from the Crazy Apes in Villeray.

Tava in the Plateau.

Tava in Petite-Patrie.

Astro on Plateau schoolyard containers, angle 1/2.

Astro on Plateau schoolyard containers, angle 2/2.

An off-Muralfest piece by Earth Crusher in an alley.

See a brief making of video of the above Earth Crusher piece by Greg Pistol.

Earth Crusher and Ether on the side wall of a Plateau café.

A pre-Muralfest piece by Hsix.

Off-Muralfest piece by Omen.

Tribute to Warshaw’s Mrs Levy by Omen, on the back wall of where Warshaw used to be.

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

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

HRKR redid the front wall of Barfly on St-Laurent. The door bottom right is by Labrona and is from a few years ago.

Off-Muralfest garage door by Monk.e.

Monk.e was commissionned to do the ‘containers’ of various city parks. This is the first one. Back shots below.

This is one of the back views of the park container redone by Monk.e seen above.

This is the other one of the back views of the park container redone by Monk.e seen above.

Cryote and Waxhead redid the front of Chez José on Duluth.

A bit more by Cryote in front of the dépanneur next to Chez José.

Cryote and Waxhead were also commissioned to do the front of this St-Laurent pet shop. More were added later, see Waxhead spotlight for final version.

Waxhead on a Plateau door.

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

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

Waxhead at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Cryote wall in the Plateau.

Small Cryote piece on a Rosemont graffiti wall.

AG Crew in Petite-Patrie.

Maliciouz on a Mile End park shed.

Maliciouz on a Mile End park shed.

Off-Muralfest work by SBU One on a St-Laurent garage door.

SBU One and MSHL in Mile End.

SBU One and MSHL in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark (see next).

Wzrds Gng crawling over the SBU One and MSHL wall seen above.

Wzrds Gng off St-Laurent.

Germ Dee wall in Mile End. Scroll down for a handful of smaller pieces by this artist.

Luc Bouchard wall in Hochelaga/Rosemont.

Katie Green repaired and redesigned the wall Danae Bissonnet did last summer near the Quartier des Spectacles.

Naimo wall in Centre-Sud.

Off-Muralfest piece by Nick Gregson.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

Turtle Caps on a garage door in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Also visible around are older pieces by Waxhead (left), Sake (top) and Peru143/Wastoids (right).

Turtle Caps at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Turtle Caps at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Futur Lasor Now at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Futur Lasor Now at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Futur Lasor Now in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Chris Dyer and Germ Dee both doing Bart Simpson in their own style.

Germ Dee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germ Dee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germ Dee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germ Dee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 1/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 2/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 3/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 4/4).

Scaner quickie on the abandoned George General d’Auto Reparation.

Sloast and Labrona on a parked train.

Hary in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Andrew The Alien in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Antonio in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Gwan at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Skol at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Charest at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Starkey at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

This is one of the handful of One Ton stencils found around the Mural Festival zone at the time the festival happened.

Two quickies by Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

RMZ at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

It’s Alive in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Miss Conduct in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Off-Muralfest piece by Quiz71.

Unidentified artist in Hochelaga.

Unidentified artist in the Plateau.

Same unidentified artist as above, again in the Plateau.


The Sun Youth front wall project

As the 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 figurative and graffiti artists. The pieces are presented below as they appear from left to right on the wall.

Alors que se tenait le 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. Les oeuvres sont présentées ci-dessous dans l’ordre où elles apparaissent sur le mur.

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

Before the SBU One piece seen above, the Wzrds Gng had done this smaller piece.

Meor, with a bit of Waxhead top left.

Getso

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).

Naimo

Arnold

Hitem with characters by Waxhead and Cryote.

Lyfer on letters and Cryote on character.

Mole Patrol around the corner.

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.

New street art May 2016

Here’s a photo gallery of the new street art having appeared on the streets of Montreal during May 2016. I am aware that at the time this post is published there is still one week left in the month of May, but I will be out of town on vacation for the rest of the month. Whatever else I find after I return will be added to this gallery if I know that it was done in May. The post is split into sections covering painted pieces, pasted pieces, wood-ups, stickers, and ‘other’. Graffiti done in Montreal during the same period is covered in a separate 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 article présente les nouveautés street art apparues dans les rues de Montréal au cours du mois de mai 2016. Je suis conscient qu’il reste encore une semaine au mois de mai, mais je serai à l’extérieur de la ville en vacances jusqu’à la fin du mois. Suite à mon retour, ce que je trouverai qui aura été fait en mai sera ajouté à cette gallerie. L.article est séparé en cinq sections: oeuvres peintes, collages, oeuvres en bois (wood-ups), autocollants, et ‘autre’. Les pièces de graffiti créées au cours de la même période sont présentées dans un article à part. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres de street art ou de graffiti aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


painted

Waxhead and Cryote in Mile End.

Waxhead on a 3rd floor door in the Plateau.

Tchug in Rosemont.

This is another sidewalk piece by Jason Botkin ahead of the upcoming edition of Mural Festival.

Yet another sidewalk piece by Jason Botkin ahead of the upcoming edition of Mural Festival.

Ekes at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Luc Bouchard and Haks in Rosemont.

HRKR on a wall of a youth centre in Rosemont.

Door 1/4 of a boxing center in Petite-Patrie, by HRKR.

Door 2/4 of a boxing center in Petite-Patrie, by HRKR.

Door 3/4 of a boxing center in Petite-Patrie, by HRKR.

Door 4/4 of a boxing center in Petite-Patrie, by HRKR.

SBU One in St-Henri.

Myshel aka MSHL in St-Henri.

Le Renard Fou at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Slick in Hochelaga.

Tava on one of 2016’s public pianos. Scroll down to the sticker section for more by Tava.

Flavor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.


wheatpastes and other paste-ups

The return of an older design by Miss Me in Mile End.

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

Collaboration between Lily Luciole and Swarm in Petite-Patrie.

Swarm in Petite-Patrie.

Swarm in Petite-Patrie. Variations have been found elsewhere.

Swarm and Chat Perdu in Mile End.

Very large Chat Perdu poster in Mile End

Gial in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Gial in Mile End.

Gial in the Plateau.

New variation on a previously seen design by Rey Midax. This was found in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou in the Plateau.

Labrona wheatpaste in Centre-Sud.

ROC514 in a Plateau End park.

ROC514 (top) and Flavor (bottom) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

ROC514 and Flavor in the Plateau.

ROC514 and Flavor in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

ROC514 and Flavor in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

ROC514 and Flavor in the Plateau.

Sloast in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Sloast in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Sloast in the Plateau.

Sloast in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark, partially over an old sticker from yours truly.

Sloast in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Sloast in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Sloast in the Plateau.

Sloast in the Plateau.

Sloast in Mile End.

Girl Plague in Mile End.

National Zombi in the Plateau.

National Zombi in the Plateau, over what appears to be an old laminate of a Monet painting.

National Zombi in Mile End.

National Zombi in Plateau End.

LP Montoya poster in Plateau End.

LP Montoya poster in Plateau End.

LP Montoya poster on Mont Royal.

LP Montoya poster on Mont Royal.

LP Montoya poster in Plateau End.

LP Montoya poster in the Plateau.

Madame Gilles poster in the Plateau.

Madame Gilles poster in the Plateau.

Madame Gilles poster in the Plateau.

Madame Gilles poster in the Plateau.

Unidentified artist in Mile End.

Unidentified artist in Mile End.

Unidentified artist in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Unidentified artist, various locations


wood-ups

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

Waxhead in Mile End.

Starkey in Mile End.


stickers

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Zola

Tava, ready for the upcoming summer heat. Scroll up to the ‘painted’ section for more by Tava.

ROC514

ROC514

ROC514

ROC514 and XRAY

ROC514 and XRAY

ROC514 and Frolk

ROC514 and Flavor

Flavor

Flavor

Flavor

Flavor

Collaboration sticker between Stela and Swarm, based on a wheatpaste they did last year.

Stela

Five Eight sticker.

Five Eight sticker.

Sloast


other

Stencils by Spud. This particular pair was found in St-Henri.

Canvas by Flavor tied to a post in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

This is another canvas by Flavor tied to a post. This one was found next to the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Fake sucker made out of resin by Flavor. This was also found next to the PSC legal graffiti wall.

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.