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St-Laurent|Clark back alley between Laurier and St-Viateur

The back alley that runs behind the western side of St-Laurent is one of Montreal’s great hotspots for commissioned and non-commissioned street art. Two stretches of that alley are particularly interesting: the one from Duluth to Des Pins (subject of a different post) and the one from Laurier to St-Viateur which is covered here. Some of this city’s greatest artists have left their mark there in the form of murals, smaller figurative pieces, graffiti, wheatpastes, stencils and of course the unavoidable stickers.

Each segment of the alley has a different feel, so this post is divided accordingly: Laurier to Fairmount, Fairmount to St-Viateur, and above St-Viateur. Pieces were photographed from the summer of 2014 to the summer of 2016.

La ruelle se trouvant derrière le coté ouest de la rue St-Laurent est une des meilleures galeries à ciel ouvert à Montréal. Deux portions de cette ruelle sont particulièrement intéressantes: celle comprise entre Duluth et Des Pins (le sujet d’un article à part) et celle comprise entre les rues Laurier et St-Viateur, que nous traitons ici. Plusieurs parmi les meilleurs artistes à Montréal y ont laissé leur marque (commandée ou non) sous forme de murales et pièces figuratives de plus petite envergure, graffitis, collages, pochoirs, et évidemment les inévitables autocollants.

La gallerie-photo ci-dessous est divisée en chapitres reflétant le caractère différent de chaque segment de cette ruelle: Laurier à Fairmount, Fairmount à St-Viateur, et nord de St-Viateur. Les pièces présentées ont été photographiées de l’été 2014 à l’été 2016.


Between Laurier and Fairmount

Nixon in alley north of Laurier.

Los Keos in alley north of Laurier.

Fore / Los Keos in alley north of Laurier.

The AG Crew featuring Snipe and Senck.

Vhat, part 1/3.

Vhat, part 2/3.

Vhat, part 3/3.

Door featuring mainly a wheatpaste by Lily Luciole, stickers by Tik Tok, Cif and Meat and lots of tagging including Tik Tok in bottom right corner. Close-ups of various parts below.

Close-up of Lily Luciole wheatpaste. Stickers on the left are by Tik Tok and Cif.

Close-up of the Meat sticker on door above.

Alex Produkt amongst lots of tags.

Sloast paste-up.

Sloast paste-up.

ROC514. Also visible on the right is an earlier stencil by Dookie (scroll down a bit for close-up).

ROC514

Pnda over tags.

Pnda and lots of tags.

Graffiti by Olo.

Nesko.

Drawing by Other, with tags by House and Hirok amongst others.

Stencil by Dookie3.

Koni HTU

Greasy Jim

Stencil for Pro-Can Ibalizm.

Unidentified artist.

Stickers by Tik Tok (top left), National Zombi (top right), 52Hz (fish) and Fleb (bottom right), plus pasted card by Pnda (blue).

Tava sticker.


Between Fairmount and St-Viateur

Anna Meinong / Zoids?

Five Eight (left) and Peru143 (right).

Closer view of the Peru143 portion.

Gawd

Screm, Visual Pollution, Toast.

Toast

Visual Pollution

Waxhead, Cryote and perhaps other members of the then Wzrds Gng. For the paste-ups visible beneath the stairs, scroll down.

Same location as above, one year earlier, just Waxhead.

Turtle Caps

Tava (hearts at the top), Futur Lasor Now (bottom) and unknown artist in between. A close-up of the mini-sticker in the top left corner is shown further down in this gallery.

Alex Produkt, plus Pnda paste-up in the top corner.

Collaboration wheatpaste between ROC514 and Mr Chose.

Lily Luciole poster.

Le Renard Fou wheatpastes.

Miss Me wheatpaste (left) and Pnda (right).

Futur Lasor Now wheatpaste.

Futur Lasor Now (left) and 52Hz (right) wheatpastes.

52Hz wheatpaste.

Swarm paste-ups.

Naps, plus what’s left of a Graffiti Knight wheatpaste.

Stela, at the Fairmount end of this alley.

Stela again, this time at the St-Viateur end of the alley. With Selena Gomez, together representing the Witch Gang. Flags in bottom left corner are by Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art.

Collaboration wheatpaste between ROC514 and 69 aka 6ara9e.

Swarm (left) and Futur Lasor Now (right).

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist.

Wheatpasting collaboration between Lily Luciole and Swarm.

Gial wheatpaste.

Wheatpastes by Futur Lasor Now (centre), Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art (bottom) and paste-up by Pnda (top). See next photo for close-up of stickered piece in the bottom left corner.

Close-up of stickered piece in previous photo.

Wheatpastes by Turtle Caps (left) and Toronto’s Lovebot (right).

Zola.

Kat wheatpaste.

Kat wheatpaste.

Kat wheatpaste.

Kat wheatpaste.

Pasted cardboard by Mono Sourcil.

Pasted cardboard by Mono Sourcil.

Sloast wheatpaste.

ROC514 and Flavor wheatpastes.

Sloast wheatpaste.

Sloast, partially over an old sticker from yours truly.

Starkey wood-up.

Wheatpaste by Graffiti Knight.

Poster by Muesli.

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist.

Pasted bagel prints at the St-Viateur end of the alley, artist unknown.

Unidentified artist.

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Other

Gawd (left) and Labrona (right).

In white/blue: Alex Produkt.

Alex Produkt (in white/blue). All white character is by unknown artist.

ROC514 in bottom left corner. Also shows tags by Five Eight and others.

ROC514 in bottom left corner. Also shows drawings by Cryote (in black) and Monkey King (in blue) and paste-ups by Stela and Swarm in the bottom right corner. See next photo for close-up of the latter paste-ups.

Paste-ups by Stela (left) and Swarm (right).

Paste-ups by Zu (left) and Swarm (right).

Paste-up by Zu (top) and Monkey King sticker (bottom).

Paste-up by Zu.

Stela on pasted doilie.

Stela on pasted doilie.

Stela on pasted doilie.

Stela on pasted doilie.

Paste-ups by Stela and Selena Gomez presumably vandalised by someone who disapproves of their message.

Paste-up for Decolonizing Street Art.

Paste-up for Decolonizing Street Art.

Presumably by Bubz.

Graffiti by Sayko, and paste-up by Baubô in top left corner.

Greasy Jim graffiti.

Graffiti by House.

Grams throw.

A quick one by Gawd.

Stencil by Dookie3.

Stencil by Dookie3.

Stencil by Dookie3.

Pnda

Pnda

Clay piece by Zenka at the St-Viateur end of the alley.

Waxhead

Waxhead in red, amongst lots of tags.

Waxhead in red, amongst lots of tags. Artists responsible for the blue piece and the white character above it is unknown.

Unidentified artist.

Bubz?

Swarm paste-up in air vent.

Same air vent as above, Pnda in blue, stickers by unidentified artist (black) and Tik Tok (white and purple).

Unidentified artist.

Yolacocacola

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Sam.

Toobad, with tags from Greasy Jim, Nestor, Hitem, etc.

It looks this is Pnda’s playground. White character is by unidentified artist.

Meat.

Artist unknown.

Chalk tag by You Go Girl.

Chalk tag by You Go Girl.

Stickers and drawings by unidentified artists.

Paste-ups and stickers by Bird (top), ROC514 and Sien514 (pumpkins), Swarm (right of pumpkins), Waxhead (bottom left), Turtle Caps (bottom centre) and Fortin Marchand (bottom right).

Stickers by unidentified artists.


Above St-Viateur

Wheatpastes by Stikki Peaches (left) and Graffiti Knight (right). Mock ‘record and needle’ on the far right is by unknown artist.

Wheatpaste by Graffiti Knight.

Wheatpastes by WhatIsAdam aka WIA.

Poster by Muesli.

This is presumably by Snail from the WC Crew.

Wheatpaste by G.Knight.

Kat poster.

Unknown artist.

Unknown artist.

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Stickers by Tik Tok (left) and unidentified artist (right).

Alex Produkt

Alex Produkt’s main means of expression on the streets of Montreal is painting and drawing. He’s also pasted some of his work, but I’ve unfortunately never been able to photograph any of it. There are therefore no wheatpastes in the gallery below. He shines on canvas even more than he does on city walls, a rare thing among our street artists in my opinion. Actually, I love his studio work so much, I can only imagine what he could come up with if he was given a big wall and enough time to cover it with scenes and characters from his crazy imagination. Meanwhile, learn more on the artist and check out his studio work on his Facebook, Instagram (Alex Produkt) and Instagram (Ricky Tuesday) pages. See him at work in “End Orphans”, a 10-minute short film directed in 2014 by Ian lagarde (scroll down a bit to view).

Dans les rues et ruelles de Montréal, Alex Produkt crée surtout des pièces murales et des dessins. Il a aussi pratiqué le collage, mais je n’ai pas encore eu la chance de prendre une de ses oeuvres collées en photo, ce qui explique l’absence de collage dans la galerie ci-dessous. Il brille encore plus sur canevas que sur les murs de notre ville, un phénomène rare parmi nos artistes street selon moi. En fait, son travail en studio me fascine tellement que je ne peux qu’imaginer ce qu’il en serait si on lui donnait un grand mur et assez de temps pour le couvrir de scènes et personnages issus de son imagination. D’ici là, vous pouvez en apprendre un peu sur l’artiste et voir de quoi il est capable sur toile en visitant ses pages Facebook, Instagram (Alex Produkt) et Instagram (Ricky Tuesday). Vous pouvez aussi le voir à l’oeuvre dans “End Orphans”, un cours film réalisé par Ian Lagarde en 2014.


Contribution to the 2019 edition of Under Pressure.

On a Mile End alley door.

For the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

On a Plateau End alley door.

In a Mile End alley.

Semi-official contribution to the 2014 edition of Mural Festival, in narrow alley behind Duluth. Unfortunately this piece was painted over by the owner of the wall within a month or two of its creation.

Contribution to a Chromatic block party.

In St-Henri.

Contribution to the Cabane à sucre secret gallery (sorry, I didn’t manage to get a great shot of this). Also visible top left: Citizan.

Produkt (left) and Tyler K Rauman (right) for the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

From left to right: Mono Sourcil, Labrona, Turtle Caps, Produkt. For the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Contribution to the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Labrona (top and bottom centre), Gawd (bottom right) and Produkt (bottom left) in alley off St-Denis. See close-up of Produkt’s contribution next.

Detail of above mural showing Produkt’s contribution.

In alley between St-Laurent and Clark, near Fairmount. Blue paste-up in the top right corner is by Pnda.

Produkt (white bovine head in top half), Rage5 (bottom right wheatpaste), Waxhead (bottom left drawing) as well as piece by unknown artist (centre left) and lots of tags. In alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Produkt (top half), Labrona (bottom half) and a quickie by Snail from the WC Crew in the top left corner.

Produkt (left) and Labrona (right).

Produkt’s contributions (in white/blue) to this door are surrounded by pieces from Labrona (bottom), Other (top right), Gawd (centre left) and unidentified artist (top left).

Produkt (centre creature plus text) and Meat (little pink worm).

Produkt (top half) with Cryote (bottom left) and, presumably, Waxhead (bottom right).

In alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Produkt (main piece in white/blue) and unidentified artist (bottom right) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In a Mile End alley.

Produkt (in white/blue plus text above) and unidentified artist (all white) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

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

Back of information panel for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

For the 2017 edition of MTL En Arts.

Echoes of what once was, on Beaubien.

Zola

Zola is one of Montreal’s most politically and socially involved artists. She describes her art as “Anti-oppressive street art”. She has been involved in the Decolonizing Street Art convergence of artists and in OffmuralEs, a collective aiming to offer a non-corporate alternative to the Mural Festival. She was voted by Complex as one of the 15 Emerging Street Artists to Watch in 2015 (that’s not just in Montreal but internationally).

For more information on Zola, see this interview given to Complex (in English) and this interview published in La Presse (in French), or visit her Facebook and Tumblr pages. Photos of her work, including a lot of off-street creations, are up on Instagram. She sells stickers, patches, posters, zines, t-shirts, etc through Storenvy.

Zola est une des artistes les plus politiquement et socialement engagé.e.s à Montréal. Elle décrit son art comme étant du “street art anti-oppression”. Elle est impliquée dans la convergence d’artistes Decolonizing Street Art ainsi que dans OffmuralEs qui propose une alternative non-commerciale au Festival Mural. Elle a été votée parmi les 15 artistes émergents à surveiller en 2015 par Complex (pas seulement à Montréal, mais internationalement).

Pour plus d’information sur Zola, lire cette entrevue (en français) publiée dans La Presse et cette entrevue (en anglais) donnée à Complex, ou visitez ses pages Facebook et Tumblr. Des photos de son art, incluant beaucoup de créations off-street sont disponibles sur Instagram. Zola vend des autocollants, patches, affiches, zines, t-shirts, etc via Storenvy.


wheatpastes / collages

With Swarm on the left.

Collaboration with Swarm.

A cheeky one…

Probably Zola’s smallest wheatpaste!

This photo © Zola

Skull on the right is by Rey Midax.

Collaboration between Swarm (portal) and Zola (person).

Another collaboration with Swarm (slightly damaged in this shot). A sticker variation of this piece also exists, scroll down to the stickers section.

Also visible top right: Stela

Also visible bottom left: Stela; this photo © Zola

Underneath balcony of industrial office building.

This photo © Zola

Also visible, stickers for Decolonizing Street Art and by Waxhead, Stela, Tik Tok, ROC514

In alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Also visible, paste-ups by Red Bandit (beneath Zola) and Meat (bottom).

This photo © Zola

This photo © Zola

This photo © Zola

This photo © Zola

Zola for OffmuralEs.


stickers / autocollants

This one’s a holographic sticker.

Collaboration with Swarm.

Collaboration with Swarm. This design originally existed as a wheatpaste (scroll up this gallery to view).

This one is presumed to be from Zola.

Zola, Riot Apologist.

Decolonizing Street Art stickers distributed by Zola.

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

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

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.