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Top 200 graffiti pieces of 2017

This image gallery brings together 200 of the best pieces of Montreal graffiti from 2017. I painstakingly trimmed down a first list of about 1500 pieces to the 200 seen below. I meant to bring it down to 100 but was unable, too much great work would have been left out. 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.

It was already difficult selecting 200 pieces, it was impossible to sort them in order of preference, so they are shown here in alphabetical order. 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 under one common theme count as one entry (which means that I managed to cheat my way into actually including a bit more than 200 pieces!). Multi-artist creations, including quite a few tributes to Scaner, are found at the end of the list.

See also (to be published within 1-2 days):
Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017
Top 75 pasted street art of 2017

Cette galerie-photo présente 200 des meilleures pièces de graffiti produites en 2017 à Montréal. Une première sélection de plus de 1500 pièces a graduellement, et avec beaucoup de peine, été réduite aux 200 pièces présentées ci-dessous. J’avais l’intention de la réduire à 100, mais ce n’était pas possible, un trop grand nombre d’excellentes pièces auraient été absentes. La sélection inclut mes pièces préférées mais surtout celles des gens qui me suivent sur 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 2017 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

C’était déjà assez difficile de choisir 200 pièces, je n’ai pas été en mesure de les présenter en ordre de préférence et elles apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique. Pour que cette 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 (j’ai ainsi réussi à inclure quelques pièces de plus!). Les collaborations à plusieurs, incluant plusieurs hommages à Scaner, se trouvent à la fin de la liste.

Voir aussi (à être publiés dans 1-2 jours):
Top 100 murales et autres pièces de street art peint de 2017
Top 75 collages street art de 2017


123Klan‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Letter pieces are by Scien and Klor at ground level, with their son Aiik above.

Above three: 123Klan session in Rosemont, featuring Aiik (top), Scien (middle) and Klor (bottom).

123Klan‘s Scien at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Scroll down for more by Scien under ‘Persue’ down this list.

203 crew’s contribution to the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Opire, Borrris, Arnold, Lyfer, Ekes and Naimo. Scroll down this list for solo and duo pieces by the latter three writers. Borrris, Arnold and Opire have also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017.

The N2N wall from the Festival de Canes in Longueuil, supervised by Acek, featuring Acek, Janek, Arose and Nerv. Scroll down for more Acek below under ‘Lyfer’, and more Janek under his own name.

Agens in Côte des Neiges.

Ankh One in Rosemont. He has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017.

Apashe in Rosemont.

Apashe in Rosemont.

Apashe from a 123Klan production in the Plateau.

Above two photos: Art Gang‘s Senck and Snipes tribute to Scaner above their St-Laurent store, over two walls. This was designed by Scaner himself.

Above two photos: Art Gang‘s Senck (top) and Snipes (bottom) from one of their productions in Côte des Neiges.

Ason‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, with guest Voguer above. Scroll down for more by those two under ‘Voguer’ below.

Awe‘s part in the production he supervised in St-Henri, one of the great prods of this year.

Awe‘s part in a Plateau production. Scroll down for more by Awe under ‘Zek’.

Above 4 photos: one of the walls of the Time Is Gold production, Scaner‘s last before he passed away. It is impossible to photograph it in one shot, so the first photo above shows Axe Lalime (top letters and figurative) and Jaber (bottom letters), the second one is Smak‘s part, the third one is by Zek‘s and the last one is King the squirrel by Axe Lalime. Scroll down this list for more by Jaber, Smak and Zek in solo and collaborations.

Axe Lalime‘s letters from a big prod in St-Henri supervised by Awe. Scroll down for more Axe below under ‘Zek’ and in the multi-artists tributes at the end of the list. Axe has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017.

Bosny at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

BTH crew’s contribution to Scan You Rock featuring Jaker, Legal and Johste. Scroll down for more by these three guys in solo.

BTH crew’s contribution to Time Is Gold, featuring Jaker, Peace and Legal. Scroll down for more by Jaker and Legal in solo.

Casper’s tribute to Scaner, in Hochelaga. Also visible above is Amonizer.

Completed at the very end of the year, this is Cemz‘s letters segment on a long tribute to Scaner also involving Stare and Zek (not pictured here).

Cemz‘s part in an Art Gang prod in Côte des Neiges. Scroll down for more Cemz under ‘Five Eight’ below, and as Benny Wilding in a tribute to Scaner at the end of this list. He has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017 (as Benny Wilding).

Clark in a Plateau alley.

Above 3 photos: a session in Rosemont featuring Crane (top), Royal (middle) and Korb (bottom). Scroll down for more by Crane and Korb under ‘Crazy Apes’ (next) and more solo work by Korb and Royal under their respective names. Korb has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017.

Crazy Apes‘ wall for the Festival de Canes in Longueuil, featuring Fezat and Narc on central character, with letters by Lith (top left), Crane (ground left), Korb (top right) and Akuma (ground right). Scroll up above for more by Crane and Korb. Scroll down for solo work by Korb and Narc under their respective names.

Debza from an Art Gang prod in Côte des Neiges.

Debza in Rosemont.

Debza‘s contribution to the Festival de Canes in Longueuil.

Debza at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Dfek (mostly top) and Kasp (mostly bottom), in the Plateau.

Dfek in Côte des Neiges.

Disek in Hochelaga.

Dodo Osé (ground) and Fleo (top, over 2 surfaces) from the RDV prod curated by Axe Lalime. Scroll down for more by Fleo in solo under his own name and in a collaboration with Monk.e. Dodo and Fleo have also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017.

Dodo Osé‘s part in a St-Henri prod supervised by Awe.

Dodo Osé at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Scroll down for more by Dodo under ‘Monk.e’ below.

Durs in an abandoned Mile End building.

EK Sept (top) and Fokus (ground) collab in Hochelaga. Scroll down for more solo work by Fokus below under his name.

EK Sept in Rosemont.

Ekes at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Ekes at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Scroll up for more Ekes under ‘203’ and down under ‘Lyfer’.

Ekler on train side.

Eko at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Eskae in upper Plateau.

Eskae in Rosemont.

Eskro in Côte des Neiges.

Eskro in Rosemont.

Eskro in Rosemont.

Eskro in an abandoned building.

F.One in Rosemont.

F.One at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Face in Rosemont.

Five Eight in Rosemont.

Five Eight (ground left) and Cemz (ground right) on A’Shop‘s wall in Hochelaga. Scroll up for some solo Cemz under his name. He also contributed to a Scaner tribute as ‘Benny Wilding’ (scroll to the near end of this list). Cemz has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017 (as Benny Wilding).

Fleo‘s tribute to Scaner on this truck side. Done during the 2017 edition of the Hip Hop You Don’t Stop festival.

Fleo in the South West. Scroll for more Fleo above under ‘Dodo Osé’ and below under ‘Monk.e’. Fleo has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017 (under ‘K6A’).

Fler in Côte des Neiges.

Fokus on a Hochelaga garage door.

Fokus at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Fokus (letters) and Seork (monkey) at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Scroll up for more Fokus above under ‘EK Sept’.

Fuser in Rosemont.

Above two: Gaulois (top) and Bopor (bottom) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Above two: Gaulois (top) and Bopor (bottom) contribution to the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Germ‘s piece done off-Under Pressure festival.

Haks (letters) and Monster Mash (character) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks on Mile-Ex garage door for Art Gang’s Project-Ex.

Hater in central Montreal alley.

Heks at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

This year saw the return in action of Hest. This piece for Chris Dyer’s Akira Alley prod was the one that got the ball rolling again.

Hest in Rosemont.

Hest at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

NYC’s Hoacs visited us in April and in September this year. This is his contribution to the Scan You Rock mega-prod.

Hoacs in the upper Plateau.

Hoacs in a Hochelaga alley.

Hoacs‘ contribution to Time Is Gold prod.

Hoar in Côte des Neiges. He has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017 (under ‘Kor’).

Above two: Hsix (top) and Zek (bottom) for Awe’s prod in St-Henri. Scroll down for more by Zek under his own name and scroll up for a collaboration under ‘Axe Lalime’. Hsix has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017.

One of Jaber‘s contributions to the Time Is Gold production. Scroll up to ‘Axe Lalime’ for the other one.

Jaker in Rosemont.

Jaker at the Papineau legal graffiti wall. Scroll up for more Jaker above under ‘BTH crew’.

Janek piece done off-Muralfest in a central Montreal back alley. Scroll up to ‘Acek’ above for more by Janek in a collaboration with his N2N mates.

Jaws in Côte des Neiges.

Johste at Plaza Walls.

Johste (ground) and Joek (top) joint tribute to Scaner for the 2017 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam. Scroll up to ‘BTH crew’ above for more by Johste.

Kane‘s tribute to Scaner at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Kems‘ contribution to Scan You Rock mega-prod.

Kems wearing his best chrome in an abandoned Côte des Neiges building.

Kems‘s part in an Art Gang prod in Côte des Neiges.

Killa EF‘s fiery piece on this great Plateau wall.

Koal at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Korb‘s truck side on this rolling Crazy Apes tribute to Scaner. The opposite side by Narc also made this list, scroll down to view.

Korb in Côte des Neiges. Scroll up for more Korb above under ‘Crane’ and under ‘Crazy Apes’. Korb has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017.

Legal at an abandoned industrial spot. Scroll up for more Legal above under ‘BTH crew’. There’s also more Legal below under ‘Smak’.

Lobs at an abandoned industrial spot.

Lobs in Petite-Patrie.

Lobs in upper Plateau.

Los Keos in Mile End.

Los Keos‘ contribution to the Festival de Canes in Longueuil.

Lyfer and Ekes in the Plateau. Scroll up for more by those two under ‘203’. There’s also more Ekes in solo under his own name.

Lyfer in Hochelaga.

Lyfer, Acek and Algue triptych. See below for close-ups of each individual piece.

Close-up on Lyfer‘s part in the above triptych with Acek and Algue.

Close-up on Acek‘s part in the above triptych with Lyfer and Algue. Scroll up to ‘Acek’ for more by the latter writer.

Close-up on Algue‘s part in the above triptych with Acek and Lyfer.

Meor in a central Montreal back alley.

Meor, Baesr, Getso, Rock and Mine’s contribution to the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Mersh‘s contribution to Time Is Gold. Scroll down to the multi-artist tributes to Scaner near the end of this list for more by Mersh.

Micer (left) and Kbron (right) at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Monk.e from a St-Henri prod curated by Awe.

Monk.e in St-Henri. The making of this piece was filmed by Bombing Science, view here.

Monk.e, Fleo and Dodo Osé for the Alleycats prod in Rosemont. Scroll up for more solo work by Fleo and Dodo Osé under their respective names. All three artists have also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017.

Monk.e on letters and Rouks on characters, in Rosemont. Rouks’ part made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017.

Myrage in Rosemont.

Giant Myrage piece found in an abandoned building.

Naimo at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Naimo at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Naimo and Snok collaboration in the Plateau. The making of this piece was filmed by Bombing Science, view here. Scroll up to ‘203’ for more by Naimo. Scroll down for some solo Snok under his own name.

Narc‘s truck side on this rolling Crazy Apes tribute to Scaner. The opposite side by Korb also made this list, scroll up to view.

Narc in Rosemont.

Narc in Rosemont. Scroll up for more by Narc under ‘Crazy Apes’.

Nybar in the Plateau.

Pask in a Hochelaga alley.

Pask‘s contribution to the Time Is Gold prod.

Pedro Amos in a central Montreal alley.

Pedro Amos at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Persue‘s part in an Art Gang/123Klan prod off St-Laurent. The penguin is actually by 123Klan‘s Scien.

Above 2 photos: Peyo (top) and Liza (bottom) in Rosemont.

Above three: Peyo (top), Liza (middle) and Peack (bottom) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Above 2 photos: Peyo (top) and Liza (bottom) from a 123Klan prod in the Plateau.

Pito‘s contribution to the Scan You Rock mega-prod.

Raes in Rosemont

Raes in Rosemont.

Rask in upper Plateau.

Resok in Rosemont.

Resok at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Risek in Rosemont.

Roachi‘s contribution to the Scan You Rock mega-prod.

Royal at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Scroll up for more by Royal under ‘Crane’.

Ruste in Côte des Neiges.

Ruste in Rosemont. The making of this piece was filmed by Bombing Science, view here.

Scaner in a Hochelaga alley.

Scaner outside his studio space.

Scaner‘s contribution to Scan You Rock, the production put together in his honour after it was announced he hadn’t much time left.

Scaner from the RDV prod curated by Axe Lalime. Scroll down to the end of this list for a few unfinished pieces by Scaner, and many multi-artist tributes to him.

Sceak in Rosemont.

Scribe‘s part in a private Rosemont back space.

Scribe and Tchug‘s joint contribution to the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Scroll down to the near-end of this list for more by Tchug in a multi-artist collaboration.

Scribe in a Hochelaga back alley.

Scribe at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Scribe has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017.

Seacrit in a Mile End back alley.

Sekel on an abandoned house in the Plateau.

Serak’s part in a St-Henri prod curated by Awe.

Serak reclaimed this great spot in Montreal’s highwayland.

Serak’s contribution to Time Is Gold. Serak has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017 (under ‘K6A’).

Serum in Rosemont.

Serum at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Serum at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Sewk‘s contribution to Scan You Rock.

Shok found in rurbex.

Shok in Rosemont.

Shok in Rosemont.

Shok‘s contribution to Time Is Gold.

Sider on an abandoned building in Ahuntsic.

Sider in Rosemont.

Skam in Rosemont.

Skor at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Skor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Skor‘s contribution to the Scan You Rock prod.

Skor in Rosemont.

Smak from an Art Gang prod in Côte des Neiges. Scroll up for more by Smak under ‘Axe Lalime’.

Above 2 photos: Smak (top) and Legal (bottom) in Rosemont. Scroll up for some solo work by Legal under his name, and some collaborations under ‘BTH crew’.

Snok at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Snok at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Scroll up for more by Snok under ‘Naimo’.

Snok (top) and Yema (ground) from the 2017 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam.

Soten (letters) and Harry Bones (character) in upper Plateau. Harry Bones has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017.

Soten in Rosemont.

Soten in a Hochelaga alley.

Soten‘s contribution to the Time Is Gold production.

Stare in upper Plateau.

Stare in a Hochelaga alley.

Finished right on time for this yearly retrospective, this is Stare‘s part in a long tribute wall to his KG brother Scaner.

Stare‘s part in the RDV production curated by Axe Lalime. Stare also finished a piece by his KG brother Scaner and contributed to a multi-artist tribute to him, scroll down to the end of this list for that.

Temps in Rosemont.

Timer in Petite-Patrie.

Trace‘s contribution to Time Is Gold.

Trace‘s contribution to Scan You Rock.

Tuna on an abandoned Ahuntsic building.

Tuna on an abandoned Plateau house.

Rooftop piece by Tuna in Ahuntsic.

Rooftop piece by Twik in Ahuntsic.

Voguer in Rosemont.

Trackside Voguer.

Voguer and Ason on this Plateau house. Scroll up for more by those two above under ‘Ason’.

Wory from Belgium at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Wuna in Rosemont.

Zek in upper Plateau.

Zek (ground left), Axe Lalime (top), Awe (ground right) and Dodo Osé in St-Henri. Scroll up for solo work and collaborations by the latter three artists under their respective names. Zek also helped complete an unfinished Scaner piece, scroll down a bit for this. Finally Axe and Dodo Osé have also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017.

Zoner in Rosemont from a March visit.

This is the main wall from the Time Is Gold production. Scaner did the outlines of his letters before he passed away. The fill and background of that area were completed by his KG brothers, Stare and Zek. On the left is Scaner’s crewmate in the Four S’s, Harry Bones (who has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017).

Tribute to Scaner by Sober, Benny Wilding, Mersh, Tyke and Sage at the 2017 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam. Scroll up for some solo work by Mersh. There’s also more Benny Wilding above under ‘Cemz’ as well as in the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017. Sober also participated in the next piece below.

Scaner did the outlines of the first three letters of his name before he passed away in September 2017. Axe Lalime and Sober did the N, the fill and background. Bird of prey above is by Tchug. Scroll up for more by Axe above under ‘Axe’ and ‘Zek’. Tchug also made this list in a collaboration with Scribe (scroll up to the latter name). Sober also participated in the tribute to Scaner listed just above this piece. Axe has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2017.

Huge chrome tribute done on an Art Gang wall the weekend of Scaner‘s funeral. According to them, contributors include Kems, Selek, Bacon, Stare, Tens, Snikr, Smak and Some. Stare, Kems and Smak also made this list with solo work, scroll up to view.

This huge Scaner tribute on an abandoned Plateau house was done a day or two after Scaner passed away. Artists asked to remain anonymous.

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Festival de Canes

Over the weekend of 15-16 July 2017, approximately 40 out of the best of Greater Montreal’s writers and artists were invited by Dose Culture to cover the 2 sides of a highway ramp in Longueuil with their work. The event was titled the Festival de Canes (‘Cans Festival’, a pun on Cannes Festival). Most of the space to be covered was split into sections allotted to various crews. The line-up was curated by Acek.

Au cours de la fin de semaine du 15-16 juillet 2017, environ 40 des meilleurs artistes/graffeurs de la région de Montréal on été invités par Dose Culture pour recouvrir les 2 cotés d’une rampe d’accès du pont Jacques-Cartier, coté Longueuil. Le nom de l’événement, le Festival de Canes, est bien sur un jeu de mot sur Festival de Cannes. La majorité de l’espace de travail a été séparé en sections allouées à divers crews. La sélection des graffeurs a été effectuée par Acek.


N2N’s wall featuring curator Acek (top right), Janek (ground right), Arose (top left) and Nerv (bottom left). All four contributed to the background.

K6A‘s wall featuring Axe Lalime, Dodo Osé, Fleo, Saer, Serak, Monk.e and Osti One. See below for close-up details.

Close-up detail of the K6A wall shown above.

Close-up detail of the K6A wall shown above.

Besides contributing to the K6A wall, Monk.e also did his own.

203 crew wall featuring, from left to right and from ground to top: Ekes, Nybar, Arnold, Borrris, Naimo, Hitem, Lyfer and Trak.

Close-up on Ekes‘s piece on the 203 crew wall shown above.

Close-up on Nybar‘s piece on the 203 crew wall shown above.

Close-up on Arnold‘s piece on the 203 crew wall shown above.

Close-up on Borrris‘s piece on the 203 crew wall shown above.

Close-up on Naimo‘s piece for on 203 crew wall shown above.

Close-up on Hitem‘s piece for on 203 crew wall shown above.

Close-up on Lyfer‘s piece for on 203 crew wall shown above.

Close-up on Trak’s piece for on 203 crew wall shown above.

Crazy Apes wall featuring Fezat and Narc on central part, with letters by Lith (top left), Crane (ground left), Korb (top right) and Akuma (ground right).

Close-up on Fezat and Narc‘s central part of the Crazy Apes wall shown above.

Close-up on Lith‘s piece on the Crazy Apes wall shown above.

Close-up on Crane‘s piece on the Crazy Apes wall shown above.

Close-up on Korb‘s piece on the Crazy Apes wall shown above.

Close-up on Akuma‘s piece on the Crazy Apes wall shown above.

Next Time crew wall featuring Rouks (character), Sank (top left letters), Wonez (ground left letters) and Royal (right).

Detail of of the Next Time crew wall showing Rouks (character), Sank (top letters), Wonez (ground letters).

Detail of of the Next Time crew wall showing Rouks (character) and Royal (letters).

Debza

Scribe

Robe/Fore

Killa EF (ground), Kare (above).

Legal (ground), Jaker (above).

Deeper

Bfour

Fokus on bus side.

Opposite side of the above bus, by Awe. This was completed too late for me to photograph on site, so it was shot a few weeks later in NDG.

Naimo

Naimo is mostly known for his graffiti work but he also does some figurative murals, as seen in the image gallery below. He represents both the 203 Crew and Underdogs. To see more from this artist than what I am showing here, check out his Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr pages.

Naimo est surtout reconnu pour son art lettré (graffiti) mais, tel que visible dans la galerie-photo ci-dessous, il prend aussi des commandes pour des murales figuratives. Pour en voir plus que ce qui est présenté ici, jetez un coup d’oeil à ses pages Facebook, Instagram et Tumblr.


graffiti pieces

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.

In rural Montreal.

In rural Montreal.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Collaboration with Snok in the Plateau. The making of this piece was filmed by Bombing Science, view here.

For the 2017 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam.

Naimo (ground), Royal (middle) and Arose (top) for the Alleycats production

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

On an abandoned house in the Plateau.

On an abandoned house in the Plateau.

On an abandoned house in the Plateau.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In a very narrow Plateau staircase.

Naimo’s part on the 203 crew wall at the Festival de Canes in Longueuil.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Hochelaga.

In Hochelaga.

In a Plateau alley, off Mural Festival 2017.

On a Plateau wall.

On a Plateau wall.

On a Plateau wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Naimo’s part in a production with Scribe and SBU One (not shown here) in Rosemont.

Damage recuperation over a Mural Festival mural.

Collaboration with Mexican artist Sermob in the Plateau. Sermob did the figurative work and Naimo added the letters (both names) and the flames.

In the Plateau.

Naimo (top) and Bosny (ground) for the 2016 edition of the Amalgam Festival.

In the Plateau.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall with a character by Axe Lalime on the right.

The 203 crew wall for the 2016 edition of Under Pressure, featuring, from top to bottom, Lyfer, Ekes, Naimo and Sener, with baseball player by Arnold.

Part of a K6A production in Hochelaga.

Naimo’s part in a multi-artist mural project curated by Waxhead and Cryote for Sun Youth.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Part of a K6A production in St-Henri.

Another piece in the same K6A production in St-Henri as above.

Collaboration between Borrrris (character) and Naimo (letters) in the Plateau.

On the reverse of an information board for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

On a car headed for the scrapyard.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Winter production by Naimo (letters) and Flying Eric (figurative) in Villeray.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Winter graffiti mural in Villeray.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Near the PSC legal graffiti wall (with older throwies by Bank and Owk above it).

In the abandoned Transco.

In the abandoned Transco.

Industrial underpass.

Halloween jam at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In Rosemont.

203 Crew’s contribution to the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Naimo (top), Algue (left), Opire (bottom middle) and Bosny (right).

In Rosemont.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Another one representing Underdogs on the side of a NDG cycle shop.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall with character by Arnold on the left.

Scribe and Naimo aka Underdogs at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Tribute to Guru at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In Hochliwood (Hochelaga).

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.


contribution to multi-artist murals

203 crew wall for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. The 203 Invader with the munchies is by Opire and the one with the giggles is by Arnold and Borrris. The top letters – actually numbers – are by Naimo, the ground ones by Ekes and all the wraparound is by Lyfer and Ekes plus probably a few more 203s…


figurative work

Mural in a community garden in Centre-Sud.

Mural on a side wall of a Centre-Sud business.

A “your face here” board for the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

A “your face here” board for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.


throws


stickers

Sticker tag.

Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016

This image gallery brings together 100 of the best pieces of Montreal graffiti from 2016. From a long list of over 1000, I created a ‘short’ list of 250 which I painstakingly trimmed down to the 100 seen below. The selection was done from my own personal favourites as well as 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.

It was already difficult selecting 100 pieces, it was impossible to sort them in order of preference, so they are shown here in alphabetical order. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few well-loved writers, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two, three or four artists under one common theme count as one entry (which means that I managed to cheat my way into actually including a bit more than 100 pieces!).

See also:
Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016
Top 100 pasted street art of 2016

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 des meilleures pièces de graffiti produites en 2016 à Montréal. Une première sélection de plus de 1000 pièces a servi à produire une liste ‘courte’ de 250 que j’ai graduellement, et avec beaucoup de peine, réduite aux 100 pièces présentées ci-dessous. La sélection inclut mes pièces préférées ainsi que celles des gens qui me suivent sur 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.

C’était déjà assez difficile de choisir 100 pièces, je n’ai pas été en mesure de les présenter en ordre de préférence et elles apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique. Pour que cette liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques graffeurs préférés, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux, trois ou quatre artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée (j’ai ainsi réussi à inclure quelques pièces de plus!).

Voir aussi:
Top 100 murales et autres pièces de street art peint de 2016
Top 100 collages street art de 2016


This is 123Klan‘s wall for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, featuring Scien and Klor at ground level, plus guests Zek (top right) and Mark Esprit (top left). Scroll down to the bottom of this post for some more work by Zek. The latter artist also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

The 203 crew’s wall in the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival features, from top to bottom, Lyfer, Ekes, Naimo and Sener, with baseball player by Arnold. Solo entries by Lyfer, Ekes and Naimo are found below under their respective names. Naimo also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 while Arnold made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

More from the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, a combo of Acro (top) and Distort (bottom).

(Above two photos) In the spring, before putting together the Plaza Walls project, the AG Crew came up with this wall in a Plaza St-Hubert back alley. The first photo shows Senk’s half and the second one shows Snipes. Check out the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 for more by the latter artists.

Apashe at a Pointe St-Charles basketball court.

Apashe in Dorval.

Apashe at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

A’Shop‘s wall in Hochelaga was redone this autumn by Zek (central letters and background), Shadow (bottom letters), Monk.e (left) and Ankh One (right). Scroll down for more by Zek and Shadow. All four artists have also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Awe‘s part in the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. More by Awe under ‘Lyfer’ below.

Axe (left) and Fleo (right) in Côte St-Paul. The Serack piece above is a few years old. More by Axe under ‘K6A’ and ‘Naimo’ below. Scroll down as well for more by Fleo in solo as well as with K6A. Axe also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Two sides of Bacon for Plaza Walls: figurative at ground level and letters on the roof.

Beaf at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Block in Rosemont.

Bosny playing games with our perception, in Rosemont. More by Bosny under ‘Pask’ below.

Cemz aka Benny Wilding for Plaza Walls. He also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

Crane in an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges. Bombing Science filmed the making of this piece, check it out on Youtube. More by Crane under ‘Crazy Apes’ and ‘Naimo’ below.

(4 photos above) The long Crazy Apes wall for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival is shown over the four photos above. Letters are by Havok (1st photo), Akuma One (2nd photo), Crane (3rd photo) and Mistx (4th photo). Characters are by Fezat (mostly to the left) and Korb (mostly to the right). Akuma One and Korb also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Debza at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Debza in Rosemont.

Debza at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

EK Sept at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. More by this writer below under ‘POM’.

Ekes at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Ekes doing the name of his buddy Aero in Rosemont. More by Ekes under ‘203 crew’ near the top of this post.

Eskro in Rosemont.

Eskro in Rosemont. More by Eskro (under ‘Apok’ and ‘Astred Collective’) in the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Five Eight and Dré aka Earth Crusher for Plaza Walls. Both artists are also featured in the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Fleo in St-Henri. More by him above under ‘Axe’ and below under ‘K6A’.

F.One at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Glare was in town very early in the year and left us this piece.

Grab also visited us, this is one of the few pieces he did whilst in town.

Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks at the Lachine legal graffiti wall. Check out also the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 for a mural by this artist/writer.

HoarKor aka HRKR in an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges. The duo has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Jaker at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

(Above two photos) The Jaws (top) and Kzam (bottom) pieces above count as one entry. These were found in Hochelaga.

Jmoe and Timer at the Lachine legal graffiti wall. Jmoe is also featured below on characters alongside pieces by Killa EF and Legal.

K6A‘s wall is always one of the highlights of the Under Pressure Festival and this year was no exception. Their 2016 creation features Axe (raccoons), Serak (bottom left), Otak (middle left), Satyr (top left), Fleo (top right), Dodo Osé (middle right) and Fluke (bottom right). More by Axe under his own name and under ‘Naimo’. More by Fleo under ‘Axe’ and under his own name. More by Fluke under ‘Zek’ at the bottom of this post. Axe and Dodo Osé are also in the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

It’s always a treat when Kemr pays us a visit. Here’s a great piece done on a Plateau wall curated by 123Klan.

Killa EF on the side of a garage in Monkland Village. The Darth Vader character is by Jmoe (scroll up for letters by him, under his name). The front of this garage also made it into this Top 100, check it out below under ‘Legal’.

Koal on a St-Henri production curated by SPK. More by Koal in the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016, under ‘Bosny’.

Combo of Koes/Kues (left) and Pane (right) found in a dark abandoned spot.

We were blessed with this majestic graff mural by Kwest especially for Plaza Walls.

(Above two photos) Kwun (top) and Peace (bottom) in Little Italy. Scroll down for more by Peace.

Lamo at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Legal on letters and Jmoe on character. Check out Killa EF above for the side of this Monkland Village garage.

Legal on letters and Jmoe on character, at Plaza Walls.

Legal in Little Italy.

Liza in Rosemont.

Lyfer in Côte des Neiges.

Lyfer on side and Awe on back of this truck redone during the Hip Hop You Don’t Stop festival. More by Lyfer under ‘203 Crew’ near the top of this post. Awe has also made it in this recap with his own letters, scroll up to his name.

(Above three photos) Mad Rats Crew production in Rosemont featuring the crew’s Bopor (1st photo) and Gaulois (3rd photo), with guest Peyo in between. Scroll down for some solo work by the latter writer.

Some off-Mural work by Meor.

Mersh for Plaza Walls.

Ms Teri in Monkland Village. She has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

(Three photos above) This PSC legal graffiti wall production features Naimo (1st photo), Crane (2nd photo) and Royal (3rd photo), with characters by Axe. More by Crane under his own name and under ‘Crazy Apes’ above. More by Axe under his own name and under ‘K6A’. Axe also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Naimo in the Plateau.

Naimo in the Plateau. Check out the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 for a collaboration with Sermob.

Narc in Rosemont.

Narc at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Noper on the wall of this Pointe St-Charles basketball court.

Pask and Bosny in Plateau End. Scroll up this post for some solo work by Bosny and check out the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 for some more work by him.

Pask on a St-Henri production curated by SPK.

Peace in a Rosemont alley. Scroll up for more Peace under ‘Kwun’.