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Scan You Rock tribute wall

For about a week during the month of September 2018, nearly 100 writers and artists converged onto Cabot street in the South West of Montreal for the creation of a huge mural celebrating the graffiti writer and artist Scaner who had passed away a year earlier following a 8-year battle with cancer.

The 675 m2 (7250 sq. foot) mural is the creation of Scaner’s KG crewmates Zek (who wrote the letter outlines) and Stare, and features characters by Harry Bones and Axe Lalime. It was done on one of the two walls which had served as the canvas for the Scan You Rock mega-production 16 months earlier, a huge tribute to Scaner put together by his friends when they found out that he only had a short time left to live. Scaner’s own piece in the latter production was salvaged and has been integrated into the new mural which was designed around it. Barcelona artist and 4S crewmate Harry Bones created a Scaner-inspired character looming over the piece, and nearly a hundred of Scaner’s fellow writers and artists from Montreal and around the world filled the letters of his name with their own name pieces. Scan’s DA crewmate Axe Lalime created the end character, a clock reminding us that Time Is Gold.

The creation of the mural was organised by Scaner’s wife Karine ‘Kay’ Rogers and his friend Philémon (through the non-profit organization Mr CanDo) and made possible through the generous contribution of donors who thus helped pay for the rental of aerial work platforms, scaffoldings and safety equipment as well as the purchase of paint and the transportation of artists.

A tribute of this scale was unheard of in the world of graffiti and urban art before this. It is a testament to the love and respect that Scaner commanded from his peers, in Montreal and elsewhere in the world. The new mural is seen everyday by thousands of commuters on the Turcot Interchange, and photos and videos of it and its making have made it around the world through social media, cementing Scan’s place in local and international art and graffiti history.

The gallery below features photos of the complete wall as well as close-ups on various sections, including credits for all the artists involved. A few names are missing, any input is welcome.

Pendant 7 jours en septembre 2018, une centaine de graffeurs et autres artistes se sont rendus sur la rue Cabot dans le sud-ouest de Montréal pour la création d’une immense murale en hommage au graffeur et artiste montréalais Scaner, pour le premier anniversaire de son décès suite à une bataille de 8 ans contre le cancer.

La murale de 675 m2 (7250 pieds carrés) est une création de ses amis graffeurs Zek (qui a dessiné les lettres) et Stare, et inclut des personnages par Harry Bones et Axe Lalime. Elle a été créée sur un des deux murs qui, 16 mois plus tôt, avaient servi de canevas pour la mega-production Scan You Rock, un immense hommage à Scaner organisé par ses amis lorsque la communauté a appris qu’il ne lui restait plus que quelques temps à vivre. La contribution de Scaner dans cette production a été préservée et intégrée dans la nouvelle murale. L’artiste barcelonais et crewmate en 4S Harry Bones a créé un immense personnage inspiré par Scaner et une centaine de graffeurs et autres artistes de Montréal et d’ailleurs ont rempli les lettres de son nom avec leur propre pièce. Axe Lalime, qui faisait aussi partie du crew DA avec Scan, a créé le personnage au bout du mur, un réveil nous rappelant que le temps est précieux (Time Is Gold).

La création de la murale a été organisée par la conjointe de Scaner, Karine ‘Kay’ Rogers, et le bon ami de Scan Philémon (via l’OBNL Mr CanDo) et rendue possible grâce à la généreuse contribution de donateurs qui ont ainsi aidé à payer pour la location de plate-formes mobiles, des échafaudages et des équipements de sécurité ainsi que pour l’achat de la peinture et le transports d’artistes.

Il n’y a jamais eu d’hommage de cette ordre avant celui-ci dans le monde du graffiti et de l’art urbain en général. Ceci témoigne de l’amour et du respect que Scaner a inspiré chez ses pairs, qu’ils soient à Montréal ou à l’étranger. La nouvelle murale est vue chaque jours par les milliers de gens qui utilisent l’échangeur Turcot, et des photos et des vidéos de celle-ci et de sa création ont fait le tour du monde via les médias sociaux. Ainsi Scaner prend tranquillement la place qu’il mérite dans l’histoire artistique de notre ville et du milieu du graffiti.

La galerie ci-dessous présente des photos du mur complet ainsi que quelques gros plans sur ses sections, incluant des crédits pour tous les artistes qui y ont contribué. Quelques nom y manquent, vous êtes invités à combler ces lacunes en m’écrivant.


The complete wall. Scroll down for close-ups on the wall’s different sections. Click to view image in bigger size.

Close-up on Harry Bones‘ contribution around Scaner‘s own piece salvaged from the Scan You Rock production from April 2017 (a few months before he passed away). Harry Bones was Scan’s crewmate in the 4S crew.

Close-up on the S. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: Hoacs, Eskae
row 2: Risk, Sober, unidentified
row 3: Sear, Musa, Kemr
row 4: Skor, Roachi, Trace, Zema
row 5: unidentified, Morz, Kay (Scan’s wife), Vect, Jarus (partial)
row 6: Jat?, Narc, Sewk, Shok, unidentified

Close-up on the C. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: unidentified
row 2: Hyke, someone writing Jays
row 3: Smak, Fonki
row 4: Zema, Koal, Sewer
row 5: Jarus, Dige?, Nixon
row 6: Her?, Kers

Close-up on the A. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: someone writing Dock, Dré aka Earth Crusher
row 2: Arek, RCH
row 3: Senck, Block, Atwz
row 4: Sower, Tchug, Astro, Pask
row 5: Serak, Fomer, Zek (starts inside door recess), Dodo Osé, Nesar (partial)
row 6: Kwun, Mersh, Maysr (inside door recess), Fuser, Probe?

Close-up on the N. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: Pito, Tens, Axe Lalime, Pic Paquette, 123Klan, Jaber
row 2: unidentified, Some, Ewol?, Killa EF, unidentified, Fluke, Stare, Ware
row 3: Jaker, Kevin Ledo, unidentified, Tuna, Five Eight, Cemz, F.One
row 4: Legal, Acek?, Peace, unidentified, unidentified, Hsix
row 5: Sage, Guko, unidentified, Casp
row 6: Kemt, Rysk, Loes, Fleo, Maysr?

Close-up on the end section showing a clock character by Scan’s DA crewmate Axe Lalime. Artists in the fill are:
row 2: Ware, Soma
row 3: F.One (partial), Oper, Aper
row 4: Hsix, Otak
row 5: Snipes

Transco – other (small rooms, corridors, etc)

This post features all graffiti pieces done in the abandoned Transco’s smaller rooms, corridors, delivery spaces, etc.

See also:

Cet article présente les pièces de graffiti faites dans les petites pièces, corridors, espaces de livraison, etc, du complexe abandonné de la Transco.

Voir aussi:


the 203 / Pask / Bosny room

This room off the main corridor is a rather dark one with a second floor mezzanine where most of these pieces were found.

Cette pièce plutôt sombre accessible à partir du corridor principal inclut une mezzanine où se trouvent la plupart des pièces de graffiti montrées ici.

Pask

Bosny

Lyfer

Pask

Bosny

Bosny

Ekes

Algue

War

Blek


the POM / RCD / SIK room

This room off the main corridor is in fact a bunch of smaller inter-connected rooms over two and a half floors.

Cette pièce accessible du corridor principal est en fait un ensemble de petites pièces inter-connectées se trouvant sur deux étages et demi.

Aces (right) and EK Sept (top of the stairs)

Mask

Snok

Skorup the stairs backwards.

Shok

Arek

Narc

Hater

Someone representing Unc.

Scribe in one of the small rooms.

Scribe on an old fridge found in the same room where the piece above was done.

Haxan in another small room.

Elfu

War went over the Elfu piece above.

Aces at the back of a dark backroom.

EK Sept

Meor

Fokus


the old front room

Snok. This was soon after covered by the Simo and Fiuser pieces shown below, until Snok reclaimed the spot again with his piece shown further down this gallery.

Getsa

Tulip

Nesar

Pito

Kist

Dolar

Simo

Fiuser

Swarm

Snok reclaiming his spot taken by Simo and Fiuser above.

Beaf

Mask


the 203 ballroom

This rather small room with a red carpet may have just been an entrance hall. The carpet seems to have inspired Algue and his mates to come up with this festive theme.

Cette petite pièce avec tapis rouge était probablement un hall d’entrée. Le tapis semble avoir inspiré Algue et les autres à y donner un coté festif.

Algue representing the 203 crew.

Naimo

Ekes

Lyfer


the piano room

This room, which featured very little graffiti, was particularly loved by urbex photographers because of the unexpected presence of an old piano.

Cette pièce, où l’on ne trouvait que très peu de graffiti, était très prisée par les photographes d’urbex à cause de la présence inattendue d’un vieux piano.

Snok

Beo, War and Arcel.

unidentified artist

Tagged piano; tags include Nock for RCD, Rizek, Resok, Meth.


the machinery room

This was a large room, but most of it was rather dark and offered very little wall space good enough for graffiti. Some of material shown below was actually found inside small adjoining rooms.

Cette pièce était plutôt grande mais peu lumineuse et n’offrait que très peu d’espace intéressant pour y faire du graffiti. Certaines des oeuvres montrées dans cette section ont en fait été trouvées dans de petites pièces attenantes.

Shok (left) and Tuna (right).

Fokus

Serum

EK Sept

Wesh (letters) and le Renard Fou (characters) in a small adjoining room.

SBU One in a small adjoining room.

SBU One in a small adjoining room.

SBU One in a small adjoining room.

Jmoe

Jmoe’s Phantom Cat.


the mint green room

This small room was one of the more obscure ones, in terms of light as well as in terms of accessibility.

Cette petite pièce était une des plus obscures, autant en ce qui concerne la lumière que son accessibilité.

Lyfer

Naimo

Ekes

Resok

Oster


corridors

Lyfer, with the Ekes one below as a companion piece.

Ekes, with the Lyfer one above as a companion piece.

Ekes

Jmoe

Koes aka Kweso

Algue representing the 203 crew. Also visible is a tag by Yema.

Algue

KC Neuf

Arek done at a very advanced stage of demolition.

Snok

Yema


Janek’s backroom

This room was only accessible from the outside and wasn’t visited by graffers and photographers until late winter when the demolition teams made a hole in a wall of the orange room (in the middle of Janek’s piece, hence the name I found for this section) to access it from the inside.

Cette pièce était inaccessible autrement que par l’extérieur et est demeurée inconnue des graffeurs et photographes jusqu’à la fin de l’hiver quand les équipes de démolition ont créé une ouverture dans un mur de la pièce orange (dans le milieu de l’oeuvre de Janek) pour y accéder de l’intérieur.

Getsa

War

Sapo

Actor

Etos in red and Actor in grey. Partly visible on the right is the hole that finally made it possible to explore this room.

Two flops by Getsa.


other

This section brings together whatever doesn’t fit elsewhere: small rooms with only 1 or 2 pieces, storage or delivery areas, nooks, etc.

Cette section compile tout ce qui ne pouvait être présenté dans les autres sections: petites pièces avec seulement 1 ou 2 oeuvres, espaces de rangement ou de livraison, etc.

Shok

Arek

Arek

Snok

Mask

Pask

Ekes

Wonez

Debza

Dolar

Algue

Algue representing the 203 crew. Also visible are tags by Rizek and Meth.

KC Neuf

KC Neuf

Rizek

Rizek

Someone representing the SB Crew.

Home

Neack

Neack

Claude

Sapo

Sapo

Noce

Noce

Venon

Inuit

Inuit

Censure

Maek

Jaker

Pito

Abuse (right), and perhaps Sobez on the left.

New street art November-December 2014

Winter has arrived early so there isn’t much painted work to be shown in this ‘new works’ installment, but artists have still been busy pasting and slapping (some much more than others!).

L’hiver est arrivé tôt, ce qui signifie qu’il y a très peu d’oeuvres peintes à présenter dans cet article consacré aux nouveautés récentes. Par contre, les oeuvres collées y figurent en grand nombre.


Zoltan V replaced his three mural pieces on Rachel for Le Hachoir with three new ones.

Maik on Masson near des Érables

Intallation in front of Mont-Royal metro by Stéphanie Leduc and Manuel Baumann. Different angle shot below.

Different angle of the intallation in front of Mont-Royal metro by Stéphanie Leduc and Manuel Baumann.

Fake boxing day poster ad by Miss Me.

Fake boxing day poster ad by Miss Me. This photo © Miss Me.

This WhatIsAdam creation could be seen at Station 16 for some time now, but it became new street art when it was put outside.

Another discovered clay piece by Zenka. This one states “#dancepartyspot”. Scroll down to the stickers section for more by this artist.

Stencil by an unidentified artist, various locations.


Pasted art

The wall featuring the deteriorating wheatpastes by RR & DB done for the 2014 edition of Mural Festival was taken over by the Inside Out Project.

Wheatpastes by Lovebot (left) and Turtle Caps (right). I believe these were actually done in October.

One more wheatpaste by Toronto’s Lovebot. Scroll down to the stickers section for more by Lovebot.

We’re used to Citizan stickers, but this one is a larger paste-up.

More paste-ups by Citizan.

I thought Kashink was done in Montreal, but as her earlier paste-ups are either gone or slowly deteriorating, this one seems to have popped up on Mont-Royal.

Small paste-up by Stela.

Unidentified artist, found in the Plateau / Mile-End neighbourhood.

One more mini-poster by the same unidentified artist as above, again found in the Plateau / Mile-End neighbourhood.

Drawing by an unidentified artist found on the George General d’Auto Reparation

One more drawing by the same unidentified artist as above, also found on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Same unidentified artist as the two above, but found not very far on St-Dominique.

Pasted piece by an unidentified artist found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.


Stickers and smaller paste-ups

Futur Lasor Now has been coming up with new owls besides the one shown in the last ‘new work’ post.

One more new owl by Futur Lasor Now.

One more new owl by Futur Lasor Now.

This new Futur Lasor Now owl paste-up is keeping an eye on a sticker by Turtle Caps (scroll down for close-up).

Birds of a feather stick together. By Futur Lasor Now.

A new variation on an older Futur Lasor Now design.

Another new variation on an older Futur Lasor Now design.

Futur Lasor Now

Variation on the above Futur Lasor Now sticker.

Lovebot

Lovebot

Lovebot

Lovebot

Lovebot

Lovebot

Lovebot. See wheatpastes in the previous section of this post for more by Lovebot.

Nesar One was also very busy slappin’ around the Plateau.

Nesar One

Nesar One

Nesar One

New sticker by Tava in anticipation of the artist’s upcoming trip to Barcelona.

New sticker by Tava, a variation on a previously seen theme.

Zenka

Zenka

Zenka. Also see clay piece by the same artist near the top of this post.

Mini-paste-up by Turtle Caps.

Mini-paste-up by Turtle Caps.

Zola

Zola

Homsik

Swarm

This Waxhead sticker features a previously seen image on the left and a new one on the right.

Halloween variation of WhatIsAdam‘s Maple Sizzurp.

Sticker by XRAY.

Ether TFB

HoarKor aka HRKR

These Paul McCartney heads have popped up all over the Plateau / Mile-End neighbourhoods. Artist unidentified.


Hit and runs

Cryote and someone from the WC Crew have been busy repeating the following themes over central Montreal. Only a few presented here, but more were discovered.

Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng.

Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng, plus a stencil stating ‘Jesus Règne’.

Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng.

Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng.

Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng.

Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng, plus at the top something by Snail from WC.

Snail from the WC Crew.

Snail from the WC Crew.