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New street art and graffiti winter 2014-2015

After a break of 2 months, here’s the first ‘new works’ post of the year. Now that spring is at the door and our artists are going to hit the streets again, I should be able to go back to posting one or two of these every month.

A few murals and painted pieces were produced during the unusually warm final week of 2014. Then January and February were bitterly cold so not much happened besides stickers and tags. It takes a lot to stop Futur Lasor Now and Stela, so the ‘stickers’ section of the image gallery below includes a lot of their stuff. Waxhead is another of the braver ones. He probably nearly froze his fingers off making sure we got our fix of new painted pieces during the time of the year when others hibernate or go work in warmer climates.

Après un répit de 2 mois, voici le premier article de l’année présentant les nouveautés apparues dans les rues de Montréal. Maintenant que le printemps est à notre porte et que nos artistes vont reprendre la rue, je devrais être de nouveau en mesure de publier un ou deux de ces articles par mois.

Le temps doux que nous avons connu au cours de la dernière semaine de 2014 a rendu possible la création de quelques murales et autres pièces peintes de plus petite envergure. Ensuite les températures se sont maintenues sous les normales pour la majorité de janvier et février, et conséquemment les découvertes ont surtout été des autocollants et des tags. La section ‘stickers’ de la galerie-photo ci-dessous inclut beaucoup de pièces par Futur Lasor Now et Stela parce que rien ne semble arrêter ces deux irréductibles. Waxhead est aussi parmi nos plus braves artistes. Alors que la plupart ont plutôt décidé d’hiberner ou d’aller travailler sous des ciels plus cléments, il s’est gelé les doigts pour que les accros comme moi puissent recevoir leur dose de nouvelles pièces peintes.


Murals and smaller painted pieces

This mural on Sherbrooke is credited to SoRaw and @SamyBaichy, but a search returned nothing for those names.

This small house on Duluth was given its bi- or tri-annual facelift by Waxhead. Also visible at the top is an older piece by Gawd. Check out the evolution of the house in Waxhead’s spotlight.

This new creation by Waxhead is a tribute to Hayao Miyazaki and was found in the McGill ghetto.

New Waxhead found in an alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

This huge graffiti by the 1017 Crew popped up on an abandoned gas station on Mont-Royal.

A quick throw by Nixon dedicated to Scaner, next to the Jean-Talon market.

Graffiti from early in the winter by an unidentified artist (left) and Listen (right), off St-Laurent.


Wheatpastes

This poster credited to Muesli appeared here and there in central Montreal in the week following the events at Charlie Hebdo. This particular one was found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Swarm (left) and Stela (right) in phone booth on Ontario.

This sign on Parc bears Ms Teri‘s name, but it is not clear whether or not she is the one who put up the arrow wheatpaste beneath it. Also visible is a sticker by Crue.

Above and below: wheatpastes of bagels recently popped up all over Bagelhood, mostly on St-Viateur, Parc and Fairmount. Artist unknown.

This particular creation was found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

More bagels.

More pasted bagels. Also visible are stickers by Tik Tok (top) and Greasy Jim (bottom).

One more pasted bagel.


Stickers and small paste-ups

Waxhead

Waxhead

G.Knight

G.Knight

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

New variation on an older theme by Futur Lasor Now.

Futur Lasor Now

Stela

Stela

Stela

Stela

Stela (top) for Queer Sprayers (bottom).

Stela times two.

Stela

Stela (middle and bottom), Homsik (middle right), Naps (top centre), Futur Lasor Now (top left), Yunotdoc? (middle left) and other unidentified friends

Stela

Stela

ROC514

ROC514 collaboration with Purplesmoke17 (Rupert Plinkerton).

Turtle Caps

Sien514

Above and below: 4 variations by Five Eight were found around the St-Laurent x Mont-Royal corner.

Five Eight

Five Eight

Five Eight

Shifty Cat

Spoof of protest stickers found on buses and police cars; this is for the time being to be credited as having been created by #jairiencollé.

Tag paste-up by Scaner.

Bezoman

Bezoman

El Moot Moot

El Moot Moot

El Moot Moot

Many new stickers have been found from this unidentified artist who slaps mostly around Mile End.

Two more by the above unidentified artist.

It looks like Mony Zakhour was in town.

One more by Mony Zakhour.

Chris RWK aka Robots Will Kill

Ekro

Zenka. See ‘Other’ section below for more by this artist.

SBU One

Unidentified artist.

Yunotdoc (?)

Serum

Greasy Jim’s stickers have evolved from being only pasted tags.

Two more by Greasy Jim.


Tags and drawn pieces

More than just a hit-and-run by Scaner.

Five Eight

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Snail/Coz from the WC Crew (left) and someone from the Wzrds Gng (right) in Parc Jeanne-Mance.

Snail/Coz from the WC Crew on St-Dominique.

Snail/Coz from the WC Crew.

Greasy Jim’s tags are getting bigger. Not shown in this gallery are the hundreds of tags of his name that have popped up all over the city this winter.

One more by Greasy Jim.

Many Maturnin tags have popped up around the lower Mile End in February. A few have text (as above) but in most cases it’s just the symbol seen below.

Maturnin

Maturnin

Maturnin

Chalk tag by You Go Girl in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

One more chalk tag by You Go Girl in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.


Other

Waxhead on a thick wood cut by Starkey put up on Bernard on the night of the opening of their joint exhibition.

One more wood-up by Waxhead and Starkey on Bernard.

Clay piece by Zenka found on Mont-Royal.

Yarn bombing found on de Gaspé. Artist(s) unknown.

Swarm

Swarm is originally from Toronto but now living in Montreal. Her favourite media in the streets is currently wheatpastes and stickers, but the artist is also the creator of small painted pieces and even a few murals.

For more information on Swarm, have a look at her Facebook and Instagram pages.

L’artiste d’art public Swarm est originaire de Toronto mais vit maintenant à Montréal. Elle semble préférer s’exprimer via les collages et les autocollants, mais elle est aussi l’auteure de pièces peintes et même quelques murales.

Pour plus d’information sur Swarm, voir ses pages Facebook et Instagram.


Painted work

Swarm for the 2020 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Swarm’s contribution to the 2018 edition of Canettes de Ruelle in a Rosemont alley. See below for an alternate angle.

Swarm’s contribution to the 2018 edition of Canettes de Ruelle in a Rosemont alley, alternate angle.

Mural done in the context of the 2014 Decolonizing Street Art event

Red Bandit wheatpaste (left) over Swarm‘s mural for Decolonizing Street Art 2015 – Unceded Voices. This is the left section of a larger collaborative mural.

In Rosemont.

High under an overpass.

Valerie Bastille and Swarm collaboration (left) and Alysha Farling (right) for Cabane à sucre secret gallery August 2014

Well hidden portal in Mile End.

Painted floor piece at the Omnipac building. Photo © Swarm.

Painted piece at the Omnipac building. Photo © Swarm.

Two painted pieces at the Omnipac building. Photo © Swarm.

Portal underneath a concrete bollard.

Timmy Drift (left) and Swarm (right) on a parked train in Petite Patrie.

Next to a Petite-Patrie bike trail.

In Petite-Patrie.


Wheatpastes and paste-ups

Combo with Zola on the right.

With Girl Plague on the right.

Collaboration with Zola.

Collaboration wheatpaste with Chat Perdu.

Collaboration wheatpaste with Chat Perdu.

Collaboration with Zola (person).

Another collaboration with Zola (slightly damaged in this shot). A sticker version also exists, scroll down to the stickers section to view.

Swarm (top) and Girl Plague (bottom).

With small painted piece by Timmy Drift bottom left.

Futur Lasor Now (left) and Swarm (right)

Futur Lasor Now (left) and Swarm (right)

Small paste-up bottom left is by National Zombi.

Montage of stickers/paste-ups.

In a window of the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Kat (left) and Swarm (right)

Stela (left) and Swarm (right) on St-Laurent.

Amongst tags from the Queer Sprayers (Zilch, Listen, EHT, Sad Punx).

Tava (top), Futur Lasor Now (centre) and Swarm (bottom) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Stela (left) and Swarm (right) on St-Dominique.

With a doilie paste-up by Stela.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Swarm (left) and Futur Lasor Now (right) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Collaboration between Stela and Swarm.

Collaboration between Stela and Swarm.

Between two doilie paste-ups by Stela.

Unidentified artist (top stencil), Swarm (centre) and Stela (bottom) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Photo © Swarm.

Photo © Swarm.

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

Swarm (top) and Stela (bottom) on St-Dominique.

Above photo © Swarm.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

On a doilie.

Lily Luciole poster with three of Swarm’s (pink) designs pasted over it.

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

Collaboration with Lily Luciole in Petite-Patrie.

Wheatpaste montage in the alley behind St-Hubert; photo © Swarm.

Wheatpaste montage for a climate change march and Decolonizing Street Art.

Red Bandit (top left) and Swarm (top right, bottom left) for Decolonizing Street Art.

Futur Lasor Now (top), Pnda (very top) and Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art (bottom) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

For Decolonizing Street Art.

For Decolonizing Street Art. Also visible bottom right is another wheatpaste, this one by Red Bandit.

Stela (left) and Swarm (right).

Poster for Decolonizing Street Art on the George General d’Auto Reparation.


Stickers

For the 375th anniversary of Montreal.

Collaboration sticker with Stela based on a wheatpaste they did a few months earlier (scroll up to view).

Collaboration sticker with Zola based on a wheatpaste they did a few months earlier (scroll up to view).

Another collaboaration sticker with Zola.

Stela

Stela aka Starchild Stela is, in words used on their Facebook page, “a feminist street artist who spreads out radical cute culture”. For much more than what’s found in the image gallery below, have a look at their Instagram page. To learn more about this artist, have a look at this interview for Forget The Box.

Stela, qui travaille aussi sous le pseudo Starchild Stela, est, selon sa page Facebook, une artiste street féministe qui s’emploie à répandre une culture cute mais radicale. Pour beaucoup plus que ce qui se trouve dans la galerie-photo ci-dessous, voir sa page Instagram. Pour en apprendre plus au sujet de Stela, voir cette entrevue publiée chez Forget The Box (en anglais).


painted

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

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Downtown.

In Côte St-Paul.

On an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga.

In Hochelaga.

Same spot as above, earlier.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

In St-Henri.

In Parc-Ex.

On an abandoned building in the South West.

On an abandoned building in the South West.

In Rosemont.

In St-Henri.

With Bibiuna on the right, in Hochelaga.

In Hochelaga, next to the above.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

On the door of a Hochelaga back alley.

Under expressway.

In the Quartier des Spectacles.

In Parc-Ex.

Under expressway.

Beneath train track overpass.

Opposite side of the above.

On St-Henri garage door (top half only).

Stela (top right and recess inner wall), Lulu107 (top left), Amanda Valdes (bottom left) and Didi aka Diana Contreras (bottom right) near McGill ghetto.

Representing the Witch Gang in an alley behind St-Laurent near the McGill ghetto, across the alley from the above collaboration wall.

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

On an abandoned building in Angus/Rosemont.

Stela (girls) and Homsik (furry creature) for the Cabane à sucre secret project.

Stela’s signature Starchild is recognizable in this collective contribution by the WZRDS GNG to the 2013 edition of Mural Festival (photo © Vitrolaeletrica).

In a vacant lot east of Hochelaga.

On construction site board wall behind St-Denis.

Stela against cat-calls.

A blog post on the making of this piece at the Omnipac building was published at Citizen Erased. Photo © Kathryn Luna.

A very old one on the Canada Malting abandoned building.

Earlier piece at the Omnipac building. Photo © Kris Murray 2010.

Piece dating back to 2007-2008, in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.


figurative throws

In the Plateau.

In Hochelaga.

In Hochelaga.

In Rosemont.

In Hochelaga.

In St-Henri.

In Hochelaga.

In the Plateau.

In Ville-Marie.

In Hochelaga.

Stela (left) and unidentified artist (right) in Petite-Patrie.

In the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

On an abandoned building in Rosemont.

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

In the Plateau.

On an abandoned building in Angus/Rosemont.

In the South West.

On an abandoned building in the South West.

On an abandoned building in the South West.

In the Plateau.

In the Plateau.

Stela (left) and Homsik (right) in the Plateau.

Stela (left) and Homsik (right) in the Plateau.

Representing Queer Sprayers in the Plateau.

In Mile End.

In alley behind Mont-Royal.

In the Plateau.

In Hochelaga.

In Hochelaga, with a shout out to friend Aurore.

Representing Queer Sprayers in a Hochelaga alley; artist on the left is assumed to be Frig/Haunty.

In alley behind St-Denis.

In the Plateau.

In a Plateau alley.

In this Mile End alley.

In alley behind St-Denis.

In the Plateau.

In the Plateau.

In Petite-Patrie.

In St-Henri.

Next to train tracks.

With Listen in the Village, representing Queer Sprayers.

In a Plateau alley.

In a Plateau alley.

In Centre-Sud.

Stela (right) and Max from the YMCA crew (left) in the Plateau.

Next to train tracks.


figurative tags

Next to Cryote in a Plateau alley.

In the Plateau.

In Hochelaga.

In the South West.

On an abandoned Plateau building.

Naps (left) and Stela (right).

Stela (left) and Selena Gomez (right).

In a Plateau alley.

In Côte St-Paul.

In a Plateau alley.

Stela between Homsik (left) and Listen (right).

In a Plateau alley.

Earlier piece at the Omnipac building. Photo © Kris Murray 2010.


wheatpastes, paste-ups and stickers

Wheatpaste

Smaller version of the above.

As above, different colour.

Sticker version of the above design.

Another sticker, this on in colour and mass produced.

Paste-up

As above, different colour. Also visible on the right is Swarm.

Sticker-size version of the above.

Sticker.

A collaboration wheatpaste between Stela and Swarm.

Sticker version of the Swarm collaboration above.

Wheatpaste.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Sticker version.

Small paste-ups by Stela (bottom left) and Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art (top left and right).

Collaboration paste-up with Ambivalently Yours.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Sticker

Sticker.

Sticker.