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Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 pieces of Montreal street art from 2018 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 2018 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2018 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 pièces de street art produites en 2018 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 2018 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:
Retrospective 2018 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2018 graffiti


Adida Fallen Angel wheatpastes for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Adida also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

Wheatpaste/stencil combo by Cam.

Chat Perdu poster. I’ve encountered many variations of this, each one with a different caption.

I believe this paste-up is by Chat Perdu.

We were blessed with a visit by internationally renowned artist Clet this year.

Clet‘s take on a classic local traffic sign alteration.

Clet came up with a new design specifically for us Canadians.

Classic Clet in Montreal.

CSRK514 wheatpaste in a Plateau alley.

CSRK514 wheatpaste found in central Montreal.

CSRK514 wheatpaste found in Little Italy. Scroll down this list to ‘ROC514’ for a collaboration.

You can count on New York’s Elsol25 to pay us a visit during Mural Festival. Here’s some of the work he brought for us this year.

More pasted work by Elsol25, this one from another visit in July.

One more wheatpaste by Elsol25 from his July visit.

Elsol25 wheatpaste, drips by Mavi.

False Idols sticker.

Above 2 photos: Five Eight came out with new slick stickers this year. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti for more by this artist.

FKDL aka Franck Duval was in town during Mural and put up a few of his posters. Variations exist.

One more poster by FKDL, variations exist.

Futur Lasor Now is unfortunately not as active as he once was, but we still got treated to a few pieces around the time of Mural.

A Futur Lasor Now poster.

A new design for this Futur Lasor Now sticker.

A Futur Lasor Now poster.

Gascon created 2 new mosaic pieces honouring local legends this year. This one found in Ville-Marie celebrates Québec singer Diane Dufresne.

Germdee was very much into bootleg art this year and came out with this bootleg friends sticker. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

This installation in a Mile End alley is by Josef Helie.

Poster by Jasper for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Jest started putting up stickers in 2018, here’s one of the three designs I managed to find. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

Above 3 photos: Kat participated in the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival with these 2 posters (in situ and close-ups are shown above)

Labrona was very busy putting up ‘peatwastes’ (as he calls them) this year.

This Labrona wheatpaste comes with a calligraphic tag by Lorem Ipsum.

Nothing better than a Labrona wheatpaste to embellish a closed business front. Funny how the characters here seem to be pointing at the tags and litter.

One more Labrona wheatpaste in one of his regular spots. Labrona has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

The very active Lost Claws has become one of Montreal’s top pasters this year with a selection of bigger and wittier but often pessimistic pieces.

A touching wheatpaste by Lost Claws.

Lost Claws‘ death character likes its coffee black, what did you expect?

Commentary by Lost Claws next to a Sara Erenthal piece.

LSNR, who’s had a great year with participations in both Mural Festival and Under Pressure, also put up a bunch of hand drawn stickers in 2018. This is one example. This artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art as well as the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

A Madame Gilles poster from this year’s run.

Above 2 photos: Two angles of this clever fake security camera installation by Makenoize at the Lachine Canal. The installation stayed up for many weeks before it was finally taken down or stolen.

Makenoize got very busy again this year, this sticker is a new variation on one of his earlier designs.

MC Baldassari contributed an awesome combo of wheatpastes (top windows) and painted work (bottom right window) to the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Above 2 photos: This ‘sweet’ icing sugar piece by Shelley Miller (full piece and close-up shown above) was put up during Mural Festival. It was nice to watch its interaction with weather, graffers and insects over the weeks that followed its installation.

Mirov wheatpaste found in Mile End.

Mirov poster found in Mile End.

Mirov wheatpaste found in Plateau End.

Mirov wheatpaste found in Mile End.

Miss Me wheatpaste combo in a Mile End alley.

A set of Mono Sourcil wheatpastes for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art for more by this artist.

A National Zombi paste-up.

Nether410 spent some time in Montreal in September and put up a bunch of wheatpastes. This one was found in the Plateau.

Nether410 wheatpaste found in Petite-Patrie.

Nether410 wheatpaste found in Petite-Patrie.

One more Nether410 wheatpaste, this one in the Plateau.

Peau wheatpaste in a prime Plateau location. Scroll down to Le ‘Renard Fou’ for one more piece by this artist.

A wheatpaste montage by Rage5 in Côte des Neiges.

A cool wheatpaste by Jos Ramirez in a Mile End alley.

This wheatpaste found on a Mile End container appears to have been put up by someone working under the name Remains(?).

Above 2 photos: two shots of this great installation by Le Renard Fou found cemented in an empty lot in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou got a bit horny in his work this past year, here he is getting it on while Peau watches… Scroll up for one more piece by Peau.

This poster by Le Renard Fou is not about organic farming…

A naughty wheatpaste combo of Le Renard Fou and Lakos.

Ribambelle Nomade has kept busy this past year putting up these paste-ups showing vintage toys.

One more Ribambelle Nomade paste-up.

A paste-up by Ribambelle Nomade.

A Ribambelle Nomade paste-up.

ROC514 returned to Montreal this year and didn’t waste any time getting busy in our streets and alleys again. This is one of the new designs.

This is a collaboration sticker between ROC514 and CSRK514. Scroll up for more by the latter artist.

ROC514 loves collaborating with other artists, this paste up is with Pua (other character) and 6ara9e (van). Scroll down for more by ROC514 under ‘Starkey’.

Rope Love put up a bunch of paste-ups this past summer, here’s one of them.

One more paste-up by Rope Love found in central Montreal.

A Rope Love paste-up keeping company with this old sticker of mine.

Jessica Sabogal put up a series of different posters on this subject this year, but most of them were surprisingly and unfortunately defaced before I managed to photograph them.

A public service announcement by Shifty Cat.

Sinister Kid got busy with a bunch of mini-posters put up off-Mural.

Sinister Kid mini-poster found in the Plateau.

One more mini-poster by Sinister Kid found in the Plateau

A Sloast wheatpaste found in Mile End.

Sloast wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

An off-Mural Sloast wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

A wood-up collaboration between buddies Starkey and ROC514. Scroll up for more by ROC514.

A Stay Beautiful poster found in Central Montreal.

Two variations of this new poster design by Stay Beautiful.

Stikki Peaches‘s tribute to Bob Marley put up in a Mile End alley.

Freedom Frida wheatpaste by Stikki Peaches.

A huge Stikki Peaches wheatpaste of young Dali put up during Mural Festival.

Stikki Peaches in Little Italy.

Swarm out of one portal and into the next, in Hochelaga.

Swarm wheatpaste found in Plateau End.

Swarm wheatpaste found in central Montreal.

Swarm on fire in Mile End.

A funny wheatpaste by Tutanka found in a Mile Ex alley.

Above 2 photos: Waxhead created a handful of birdhouses this year. This one found in Chinatown is unfortunately the only one I managed to photograph before they were taken down or stolen…

A new sticker by Waxhead. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art for more by this artist.

A Zola wheatpaste found in Hochelaga.

A Zola wheatpaste found in Parc-Ex.

A more lightweight Zola wheatpaste found in Petite-Patrie/Rosemont.

A Zola wheatpaste somewhat different to the rest of her production, but still very relevent.

Unless Nietzsche is alive and living in Montreal, this wheatpaste found in Mile Ex is by an unidentified artist.

A few variations on this design by an unidentified artist were pasted around Mile End.

New street art and graffiti September-October 2014


Walls (and a few doors)

New Zoltan V mural in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Collaboration between Zoltan V (top) and Hary (bottom) in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet (it’s been a week since I took this photo and since then the bottom part has been graffitied over).

Mural by William Patrick and Adam Sajkowski on Savoie.

Mural by XRAY on Savoie.

Futur Lasor Now (left), FEone (centre) and Turtle Caps (right) under the Ville-Marie expressway.

Big piece by Zdey in central Montreal.

Piece by ROC514 – who’s been really active lately – in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Piece by ROC514 in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Labrona (bottom) and artist who asked to remain anonymous (top), in alley behind St-Denis.

Waxhead in Plateau End.

Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng in a Plateau alley.

Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Jerome Mesnager on wall next to Arsenal (where an expo called Current and featuring some of Montreal’s finest street artists was held in early October).

Piece by an unidentified artist on door in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.


Wheatpastes

Collaboration between Futur Lasor Now and Turtle Caps in Chinatown back alley.

Another collaboration between Futur Lasor Now and Turtle Caps, this one on St-Joseph (the FLN wheatpaste has also been found by itself in other locations in the neighbourhood).

WhatIsAdam (left) and Stikki Peaches (right), both just back from New York City. Wheatpastes are in Cité du Multimédia (1/3).

WhatIsAdam (left) and Stikki Peaches (right), wheatpastes are in Cité du Multimédia (2/3).

WhatIsAdam (left) and Stikki Peaches (right), wheatpastes are in Cité du Multimédia (3/3).

Makenoize (top) and Tava (bottom; previously seen elsewhere) in Cité du Multimédia.

Tava wheatpaste in Chinatown.

Wheatpaste by Bryan Keith Lanier (various locations).

Wheatpaste by XRAY.

Wheatpaste by XRAY, many locations in lower Plateau / Quartier des Spectacles.

Wheatpaste by Kat in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Wheatpaste by Lily Luciole in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Wheatpaste by Toronto’s Lovebot on des Pins.

Wheatpaste by Toronto’s Lovebot on in Plateau End alley.

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist in the McGill Ghetto.

Wheatpaste by Toest(?).


Stencils, graffiti, etc.

Stencils by an unidentified artist on the wall of the Arsenal (where an expo called Current and featuring some of Montreal’s finest street artists was held in early October).

One more stencil by the same unidentified artist as above.

Garbage Beauty are back from Paris and active again in the streets of Montreal.

One more by Garbage Beauty.

Futur Lasor Now beneath Ville-Marie expressway (in front of piece displayed near the top of this page).

ROC514 on in the Plateau.

A number of new diamond mirrors by Le Diamantaire have popped up in the streets of central Montreal over the past few weeks.


Stickers

Collaboration sticker between ROC514 and Waxhead.

Collaboration sticker between ROC514 and Zero Productivity.

Collaboration sticker between ROC514 and Sien514.

Variation on a classic by Futur Lasor Now.

Turtle Caps ahead of Halloween.

This is *not* WhatIsAdam.

Ether TFB has been very busy slapping different stickers around the Plateau and Mile End.

Ether TFB

Ether TFB

Ether TFB

Ether TFB

Mini-sticker by Beck.

Mini-sticker by Beck.

Mini-sticker by Beck.

Hand-drawn sticker by Meat.

Hand-drawn sticker by Meat.

Zdey has been active lately (see also graffiti higher up on this page).

One more sticker by Zdey.

New street art and graffiti September 2014 part 2

September was busy for Montreal’s street artists, so here’s a second post about new pieces that have popped up or that have finally been completed during the last month.

Les artistes street de Montréal ont été assez occupés pendant le mois de septembre, ce qui justifie la publication d’un second article présentant les créations apparues au cours du dernier mois et celles qui ont finalement été achevées après plusieurs mois de travail.


Walls

Mural by Dré, Dodo Osé and Zek for Ashop in Côte-des-Neiges.

Mural by Five Eight in the Plateau.

Mural by Rafael Sottolichio in Petite-Patrie.

Mural by Annie Hamel in the Village.

Mural by Botkin on Savoie (three more murals on Savoie are nearly completed or in progress, stay tuned).

Free5 (left), Waxhead and Turtle Caps in the Plateau.

Stela and Selena Gomez representing the Witch Gang, in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark (bottom left corner is by Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art).

Another piece was done by Stela on the Fairmount end of the same alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Oram 79 at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

IAmBatman at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Piece by Snipe from an Art Gang/123Klan prod in the Quartier des Spectacles.

The 123Klan‘s Scien from an Art Gang/123Klan prod in the Quartier des Spectacles.

The 123Klan‘s Klor from an Art Gang/123Klan prod in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Unidentified writer from an Art Gang/123Klan prod in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Greasy Jim piece in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

The Mathieu Connery installation on the corner of St-Christophe and Marie-Anne appears to be finished.

Labrona on the door of an abandoned building in Rosemont.

Abstract mural by Matt W Moore in Plateau End.


Wheatpastes, etc

New wheatpastes by Féfine (centre) and Futur Lasor Now (right) were added to an older one by Tava (left). In Mile End.

Futur Lasor Now poster, with older works by Pnda (top left) and Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art (bottom), in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Mono Sourcil (left) and Labrona (right) wheatpastes in the Quartier Latin.

Makenoize transformed pipes into urban dragonflies (photo © Makenoize).

One more by Makenoize (photos © Makenoize).

Stencil of Smiley face on board by Makenoize, between older graffiti murals by Grito Raices on the left and La Paria (Astro, Zema, Rage and friends) on the right. In Mile End.

Miss Me wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie.

Miss Me wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie.

Miss Me wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie.

Zola wheatpaste found in Mile End.

Wheatpaste by Albar on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Poster by Kat in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Paste-up by Stela in this Mile End alley.

National Zombi paste-up in Mile End.

National Zombi paste-up in Griffintown.

National Zombi paste-up in Griffintown.

Wheatpaste by Zu in this Mile End alley.

Wheatpaste by Zu in this Mile End alley.

Paste-upmontage by A in B here and there over central Montreal.

Paste-upmontage by A in B here and there over central Montreal.

Paste-upmontage by A in B here and there over central Montreal.


Stencils and hand drawn pieces

Waxhead in the Plateau.

ROC514 drawing. Also visible is a tag by Down as well as stickers by ROC514 and Robert Robert (commercial).

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

Stencilled New Regime tags have popped up all over the walls and sidewalks of the city; colours vary.

Small drawing by an unidentified artist in this Mile End alley.


Stickers

Sticker by Waxhead.

Sticker by Swarm.

New collaboration sticker by ROC514 with Arson.

New collaboration sticker by ROC514 with Ekro.

Stickers by Stela (purple Starchild), Selena Gomez, and friends.

Mini-poster by Il Flatcha.

This unidentified artist has been posting new variations on his/her mini-stickers.

Sticker by Ugly(?).

Sticker by Smegma.

Sticker by an unidentified artist.

New street art and graffiti September 2014


Walls

The first two murals below are part of the revitalization programme of rue Savoie, behind the Bibliothèque Nationale. More murals are in the works on that street, so stay tuned.

Les deux premières murales ci-dessous font partie du plan de revitalisation de la rue Savoie, derrière la Bibliothèque Nationale. D’autres murales sont en cours de production sur cette même rue, j’en parlerai lorsqu’elles seront complétées.

Gene Pendon mural on Savoie. The mural is a tribute to Innu women.

Mural on Savoie by Les Hommes De Lettres.

Mural by Zoltan V in the St-Denis|Drolet alley between Duluth and Roy.

Mural by En Masse featuring Dan Buller (woman in helmet), Cheryl Voisine (woman with hair), Turtle Caps (middle), Jeremy Shantz (top), Cryote (right) and of course Jason Botkin tying it all together, in an alley in Villeray. This mural, like the next two on this page, was created during the recent street fair titled “A pieds ou à vélo”.

Mural by En Masse featuring Dan Buller and others, in a Villeray alley.

Piece on garage door by MC Baldassari for En Masse, in a Villeray alley. It is found to the right of the mural above.

Mathieu Connery installation on the corner of St-Christophe and Marie-Anne. I was told the installation is not finished, but the artist has not worked on it for about a month.

Tribute mural to Oliver Jones by Dan Buller and Five Eight in Little Burgundy.

The Hsix tribute mural to Lea Roback in the Plateau appears to be finished. For Muralité.

Mural by Benjamin Picard, Mylène Chabrol, Mathias Vouters and Marie Gosselin in the Plateau. For Muralité.

This smaller piece by Emmanuel Laflamme for the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival was completed after the end of the festival.

Lith and Fezat at the Cabot x Gilmore walls in the South-West.

The 123Klan‘s Scien (left) and Klor (right) at the Cabot x Gilmore walls in the South West.

Five Eight piece in St-Henri.

Graffiti mural by Hary in the St-Denis|Drolet alley.


Wheatpastes and small painted/stencilled works

Miss Me has been taking her new ‘girls’ out on the town. This one was found in Mile End.

Miss Me wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

Miss Me wheatpaste found in Mile End.

Miss Me wheatpaste found in Mile End.

Tava‘s Screaming Hearts paste-ups now exist in new colour variations (see below for more).

One more new variation on Tava‘s Screaming Hearts paste-ups.

Wheatpaste by Nova in Mile End.

Labrona (right) and Mono Sourcil (left) wheatpastes in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Labrona (right) and Mono Sourcil (left) wheatpastes in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Painted construction sign found on the corner of St-Denis and Marie-Anne, by an unidentified artist who may be associated with Decolonizing Street Art.

Wheatpaste on wall in the alley behind St-Denis, presumably by the same unidentified artist as above.

Wheatpaste by Pyramid Oracle in Mile End.

Wheatpaste by Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Wheatpaste by Mono Sourcil in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Il Flatcha art on sticker sheet.

Makenoize stencilled in Mile End.

Makenoize pasted in Mile End.


Pétanque à la place d’Youville

The Old Montreal SDC has been setting up place d’Youville for a string of events called ‘Pétanque à la place d’Youville’. In the process they hired Montreal artist Tava to add some colour to the area. He has spray-painted his art on the concrete beams closing off Place d’Youville and on its picnic tables. The image gallery below shows five of the beams and two of the tables. Work was in progress at the time these photos were taken, so more is to come.

La SDC du Vieux-Montreal a réaménagé la place d’Youville pour une suite d’événements intitulée ‘Pétanque à la place d’Youville’. L’artiste montréalais Tava a été engagé pour mettre un peu de vie dans cet espace urbain. Il a peint à la cannette les blocs de béton délimitant la place ainsi que les tables de pique-nique qui s’y trouvent. La gallerie-photo ci-dessous présente cinq blocs de béton et deux tables de pique-nique. D’autres sont à venir, le travail étant en cours d’exécution au moment où ces photos furent prises.


Stickers

One of Tava‘s many new colour variations for his Screaming Hearts (see also paste-ups above).

Sticker by Homsik.

Futur Lasor Now

A new variation on an older design by Futur Lasor Now.

A new variation on an older design by Futur Lasor Now.

A new variation on an older design by Futur Lasor Now.

Mono Sourcil

Mouthful

The western Plateau/lower Mile-End has been plastered lately with variations of this hand drawn sticker by an unidentified artist.

One more variation on the above hand drawn sticker by an unidentified artist.