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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

Time Is Gold

Time Is Gold is the name of the last production supervised by Scaner before he passed away in early September 2017. Most of his closest buddies in crews KG, DA and Four S as well as a few other friends from the Montreal graffiti scene were invited by him to contribute. The production was halfway completed at the time of Scaner’s death, so it then turned into a tribute to the writer the Montreal graff community calls their king. A candle memorial at the base of his unfinished piece was actually where his friends would congregate for a few weeks following the day Scaner passed.

The production is found on the back and side walls as well as around the playground of a private high school in central/eastern Montreal. The premises are therefore only partially accessible and should be respected.

Time Is Gold est le nom de la dernière production dirigée par Scaner avant son décès au début de septembre 2017. La plupart des ses frères dans les crews KG, DA et Four S ainsi que quelques très bons amis de la scène montréalaise du graff ont répondu à son invitation de contribuer à la production. Puisque que celle-ci n’était qu’à demi complétée au moment du décès de Scaner, elle est par la suite devenue un hommage à l’artiste que la communauté montréalaise du graff nomme maintenant son “king”. D’ailleurs un mémorial à la chandelle à la base de sa dernière pièce demeurée inachevée était l’endroit où ses amis sont venus se recueillir et lui rendre hommage pendant quelques semaines suite à son départ.

La production se trouve sur les murs arrière et latéral ainsi qu’autour du terrain de jeu d’une école privée du centre-est de Montréal. Celle-ci n’est conséquemment que partiellement accessible et le coté privé de l’endroit devrait être respecté.

The production’s main wall. Scaner did the outlines of his letters before he passed away. The fill and background of that area were completed by his brothers in KG, Stare and Zek. On the left is Scaner’s crewmate in the Four S’s, Harry Bones.

Top left on the adjacent wall is Cemz.

Serak

Beneath Cemz and Serak is Dodo Osé‘s part.

Sewk (above) and Stare (below).

Ware on letters and mural. More by Ware below.

Axe (top letters and figurative) and Jaber (ground letters). Both have supplied more, scroll down.

Smak

Zek

One more bit by Axe, this is King the squirrel.

Wall of flops featuring Zek, Stare, Deep, Pito, Her, F.One, Jaber, Axe, Some, Shok, Tuna, Oper, Getsa, Zion, Dolar, Casp, Smak, Morz, Peace, Expos, Nixon and many others (feel free to let me know about anyone I have been unable to identify).

Tribute to Jays by Jaker, Peace and Legal (almost completed – finished shot will be put up when the wall is completed).

One more by Jaber, this time his character.

Soten

Trace

Hoacs

Shok

Mersh

123Klan‘s Scien.

Shok

Ware

Sober

Morz

Soma

Pask

Wase

Door 2 door MTL – garage edition

Last year’s post titled “Door 2 door Montreal” was a particularly popular one, so here’s a follow-up presenting some of the best garage and delivery doors in Montreal.

L’article de l’année dernière intitulé ‘Door 2 door Montreal” présentant les plus belles oeuvres de street art sur des portes de Montréal ayant été particulièrement populaire, voici une suite consacrée cette fois aux portes de garage et de livraison.


Tava and Detto in Little Italy.

Cryote, at the time in the Wzrds Gng, in alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Cryote modified this garage door in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet when he repaired it post-vandalism.

Five Eight (letters) and Earth Crusher (character) in the Plateau.

Kevin Ledo in the Plateau.

Labrona (bottom) and Gawd (top).

Monk.e

Monk.e on the same spot as above, one year later.

Monk.e for K6A in St-Henri.

Unidentified artist for K6A in St-Henri, next to above.

Otak, Fleo and Oser aka Dodo Ose for K6A in St-Henri (next to above two).

Mono Sourcil in the Plateau.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 1/2.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 2/2.

Omen

SBU One

El Moot Moot (left) and Waxhead (right) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

El Moot Moot in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Peru143 in the Plateau.

Gawd, detail of a collaboration with Labrona (not visible in this detail) in Cité du Multimédia.

Omen downtown.

Waxhead over background by Mastrocola, on St-Dominique.

Jiso in Rosemont.

Koal and Bosny on abandoned warehouse.

Maniak (top) and Zek (bottom) graffiti at Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Peru143 for En Masse on St-Laurent.

Riode in abandoned industrial building.

Maliciouz

Futur Lasor Now in the Plateau.

Maddog and Namer in HoMa.

Unidentified artist in the Plateau.

Unknown artist in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou in upper Plateau.

Le Renard Fou in upper Plateau.

Unknown artist in the Plateau.

Unknown artist in the Plateau.

Collaboration between Waxhead (beige) and Birdo (green) in McGill ghetto.

Omen (main image) and Kashink (bottom corners) on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

MC Baldassari for En Masse in alley off de Castelnau.

Turtle Caps in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Turtle Caps in the same spot as above, but one year later. Also visible around are older pieces by Waxhead (left), Sake (top) and Peru143/Wastoids (right).

Raes in Mile End.

123Klan in the fashion district.

Promethee Huard in Petite-Patrie.

Shane Watt in Petite-Patrie

Nixon in Plateau-End.

Shok in the abandoned Transco.

Kidrok in Mile End.

Unknown artist in Mile End.

Andy Dass in Plateau/Rosemont.

Stape and Fabu, Plateau.

Striker in Hochelaga.

Swaz on St-Dominique.

Skam in Petite-Patrie.

Omen in the Plateau.

Royal Kingbee at the Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Penar (top) and Boes (bottom) on abandoned warehouse.

Peru143 in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Trife Life crew in the Plateau.

Nixon in a Plateau back alley.

Scaner in abandoned industrial building.

Tava in Little Italy.

Nestor inside abandoned shed in Mile End.

MSHL in St-Henri.

Zoids in St-Henri.

unidentified artist

Stela (in blue) next to creature by Haunty or Frig, in HoMa.

Vhat in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Soma (top), Beast (middle) and tribute to Dock (bottom) at Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Unknown artist in the Plateau.

A great piece by Omen in the Plateau.

David Farley in the Plateau.

Peru143 helped by Fiefo in Monkland Village.

Plus and Keos in Mile End.

Unidentified artist at Plaza Walls.

Monk.e (between doors) with Bruno Smoky and Shalak in HoMa.

Unknown artist in Mile End.

Waxhead at the time representing the Wzrds Gng in alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

These garage doors in HoMa look like they are from Mateo‘s hand, but they are actually from a friend of his using some of his stencils.

Fiefo in Monkland Village.

Footloose Yooth Crew, left half.

Footloose Yooth Crew, right half.

Unknown artist in Plateau-End.

Unc in Griffintown.

Cabot x Gilmore MPC Papers walls

The 4 walls of the MPC Papers industrial building on the corner of Cabot and Gilmore in the Southwest are sometimes referred to as being legal graffiti walls, but they are not. These walls have been used in the past in the context of various graffiti festivals such as Meeting Of Styles/Can You Rock and are not really for anyone to do their thing. This explains why the pieces here are often quite big in size and they are usually by big names in the local and international graffiti scene.

The photo gallery below shows works created over the years 2013-2016. The spot was in April 2017 the site of an event unofficially titled Scan You Rock, celebrating the work of Scaner, one of Montreal’s best and most respected writers. The pieces created during the latter event are presented in this Scan You Rock post. In September 2018 a huge 100-artist tribute to Scaner was done on the Cabot wall, see all those photos here.

Les 4 murs de l’édifice industriel logeant Les Papiers MPC, situé au coin des rues Cabot et Gilmore dans le sud-ouest de la ville, sont parfois appelés ‘murs légaux’ mais ils ne le sont pas. Ces murs ont par le passé été utilisés dans le cadre de divers festivals du graffiti tels que Meeting Of Styles/Can You Rock et ne sont pas vraiment offerts aux graffeurs qui veulent venir y exercer leur art. Ceci explique pourquoi les pièces qui y sont produites sont souvent de très grande taille et par de grands noms des scènes locale et internationale du graffiti.

La galerie-photo ci-dessous présente les pièces qui y ont été créées de 2013 à 2016. En avril 2017 le site a été choisi pour l’événement Scan You Rock célébrant Scaner, un des meilleurs et des plus respectés artistes graffitis de Montréal. Les pièces créées au cours de cet événement sont présentées dans un article consacré entièrement à Scan You Rock. En septembre 2018 une immense murale hommage à Scaner impliquant une centaine de graffeurs et autres artistes a été créée sur le mur Cabot. Toutes les photos se trouvent ici.


general view

General view. Click to enlarge, then click ‘view full size’ in bottom right corner to view larger.

Artists at work in the summer of 2014.


Cabot side

Sen2 (top), AG Crew (bottom left) and Geser (bottom right)

Bacon (left) and Scaner (right)

Scaner (left) and Kemr (right)

Sewk (left) and Brong (right)

Omen (left) and unknown artist (over door and right)

Tchug (left), Dfek (top right) and Timer (bottom right).

Royal Kingbee

Rubin (top) and Deem One (bottom)

Sen2 (top left), Logek (bottom left) and Hsix (right).

Maniak (top left), Zek (bottom left), Axe and Fluke for K6A and A’Shop (right)


Gilmore side

K6A portion of the building, featuring Serak (top), Fleo (middle) and Dodo Osé (bottom).

Earth Crusher

AG Crew

123Klan‘s Scien (left) and Klor (right).

Unidentified artist.

Lith and Fezat from the Crazy Apes.

Guko

Oreks at the top and Some at the bottom.

Soma (top), Beast (middle) and tribute to Dock (bottom).


side and back walls

The side and back walls are covered in more unofficial work.

Les murs latéraux et de derrière sont recouvert d’oeuvres moins officielles.

Jaber

Fonki

Art Gang‘s Snipe and Senck.

Axe (left), Smak (bottom right) and what’s left of Pito (top).

AG Crew

Serak (top) and Sewk (bottom).

Unidentified artist.

Zonek on truck, Senck and the bottom, Sore at the top edge of building. Other writers are unidentified. Photo © Guillaume Couture.

AG Crew on truck, Sore at the top edge of building.

Unidentified artist (bottom left), Jaber (bottom right) and someone from the KP10s (top).

Senk (bottom right), Snipes (partial on the left) and unidentified artists.

Otak

Unidentified artist.


nearby on Eadie

3-wall mural by ThaPhlash on Eadie (only first two walls visible in this shot, see below).

3-wall mural by ThaPhlash on Eadie (only last two walls visible in this shot, see above).

De Rouen legal graffiti tunnel 2015 part 1

Here is a photo gallery of graffiti pieces found at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel in Hochelaga between January and June 2015. Separate posts cover the periods
August-December 2014
July-December 2015
January-June 2016
For information about this Montreal open air gallery, see the tunnel’s welcome/information page.

Help with the identification of some uncredited artists displayed in the image gallery below is welcome.

Voici une galerie-photo des pièces de graffiti trouvées au mur légal sur de Rouen dans Hochelaga de janvier à juin 2015. Des articles à part couvrent les périodes
août-décembre 2014
juillet-décembre 2015
janvier-juin 2016
Pour plus d’information au sujet de cette galerie à ciel ouvert, voir la page d’accueil et d’information du tunnel.

Si vous reconnaissez les artistes responsables de certaines pièces non-créditées dans la galerie-photo ci-dessous, vous êtes invités à m’en faire part.


Northern wall / mur nord

Photos in this image gallery are displayed from the left end to the right end of the wall, then in chronological order within the same spot.

Les photos de la galerie ci-dessous sont présentées de l’extrémité gauche à l’extrémité droite du mur, et ensuite en ordre chronologique pour un même endroit.

Crane (middle and bottom), Lovebot (top wheatpaste), etc.

Debza (bottom left), Sewer (bottom right), Crane (middle), Lovebot (top wheatpaste), etc.

Noper

Hornok aka Horeo and Noks (bottom), Crane (middle), Lovebot (top wheatpaste), Waxhead (far right middle, sideways; scroll down for close-up), etc.

Monk.e (bottom), Lovebot (top wheatpaste), etc.


Waxhead on the narrow edge.


Porto (bottom right), Arose (middle), someone representing VHS (top), etc.

Rouks (bottom with other piece over the left part), Arose (middle), someone representing VHS (top), Kaner (work-in-progress bottom right).

Morz (bottom left), Piba (bottom right), Arose (middle), someone representing VHS (top), etc.

Debza

Rouks, work-in-progress.

unidentified artist (bottom), Hoper (middle), someone representing VHS (top), etc.

Work-in-progress by Rouks.

Rouks (bottom left), Hellp (bottom right), Hoper (top).


Rouks

Kaner (work-in-progress bottom left), Skope (bottom right), Crane (middle), etc.

Nese (centre letters), Elfu (characters left and right).

Wonez (bottom left) and Crane (middle and bottom right) , etc.

Opek (bottom left), Nese (bottom right), etc.

Nems (left), Akym (right), Crane (top), etc.

Unidentified artist.


Skor (bottom, over what’s left of Max), Acro (top), etc.

Orgzm (bottom), Acro (top), etc.

Ratek (bottom left), Penar (throwie bottom right), Acro, etc.

F.One from the HSP crew.

Ogen (bottom letters), Max (bottom ends), Acro (top).

Korb from the Crazy Apes.

Skor (bottom), Mr Chose (pink cat), etc.

Crane and Royal (bottom), Reabs (middle), Mr Chose (pink cat), etc.

Akym (bottom left), Rouks (bottom right), Reabs (top left), etc.


Max (bottom), Dock tribute (middle), etc.

Ratek (bottom), Rave (top), etc.

Zek (bottom), Rave (middle), etc.

Max (bottom left), Aner (bottom right), Rave (middle), etc.

Fokus and Empty (bottom), Rave (middle), etc.


Southern wall / mur sud

Photos in this image gallery are displayed from the left end to the right end of the wall, then in chronological order within the same spot.

Les photos de la galerie ci-dessous sont présentées de l’extrémité gauche à l’extrémité droite du mur, et ensuite en ordre chronologique pour un même endroit.

Debza (bottom left), Apashe (middle), Saner (top), etc.

Maliciouz (bottom left) and Gsup (bottom right), Hers (middle), Saner (top), etc.

Maliciouz (bottom left) and Volpe (bottom right), Hers (middle), Saner (top).

Saner (top and bottom centre), Koni (bottom ends), Skope (middle), Saner (top), etc.

Pask (bottom left), Meor (bottom right), Skope (middle), Saner (top), etc.


Naimo

Wonez (bottom left), Crane (bottom right), Veak (top), etc.

Max (bottom left), Veak (top), etc.

Secs (bottom), etc.

Chef (bottom left), Skope (bottom right), etc.

Rouks (bottom), etc.

Royal (bottom), etc.

Lith from the Crazy Apes.

Nese, etc.

Noper, etc.


Aces (bottom left), Serum (bottom right), etc.

Kapten (bottom left), Desk (bottom right), etc.

Thief! (top right) and Lilie Lavie (bottom).

Crane

Serum

Serum

Wonez (left), Rouks (right), etc.

Nask (bottom writing), Rouks (woman), etc.


Noper (bottom left), Wonez (bottom right), Serum (middle left), Aces (middle right), Kelen (top), etc.

Crane (bottom left), Rouks (figure), Noper (bottom right), Serum (middle left), Aces (middle right), Kelen (top), etc.

Jinx (bottom left), Elfu (bottom right), Serum (middle left), Aces (middle right), Kelen (top), etc.

Serum (bottom and middle left), EK Sept (bottom right), Aces (middle right), Kelen (top), etc.

Koni from HTU (bottom left) and Oser aka Dodo Ose from K6A (bottom right)

Elfu (left), EK Sept (right), etc.

Eskro (bottom), Aces (top), etc.

Paste-up by unidentified artist.

Two pasted posters by unidentified artist.

Rouks (left), Crane? (right), etc.

Nems (left), Rouks (right), etc.

Korb from Crazy Apes.

Rouks (left), someone from Orgzm (right), etc.

Rouks, etc.

Rouks, etc.


Zaz and Soze (bottom, over an older Debza), Lyfer (middle), Soma (middle), etc.

Empty (bottom, partially covered in petty tagging).

Dré aka Earth Crusher (bottom left), Nems (bottom right), Sec (top), etc.

Wesco (bottom), Reabs (middle), etc.

Sewer (bottom left), Axe (character), Fone (bottom right),


more / plus

Deep on the opposite sides of the above posts.

Lyfer next to tunnel.

Kaner next to train tracks above tunnel.

Unknown artist on bin.

Yarn bombing next to tunnel.

Concrete block painted by Porto.

De Rouen legal graffiti tunnel 2014 part 2

Here is a photo gallery of graffiti pieces found at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel in Hochelaga between August and December 2014. Separate posts cover the periods
January-June 2015
July-December 2015
January-June 2016
For information about this Montreal open air gallery, see the tunnel’s welcome/information page.

Help with the identification of some uncredited artists displayed in the image gallery below is welcome.

Voici une galerie-photo des pièces de graffiti trouvées au mur légal sur de Rouen dans Hochelaga entre août et décembre 2014. Des articles à part couvrent les périodes
janvier-juin 2015
juillet-décembre 2015
janvier-juin 2016
Pour plus d’information au sujet de cette galerie à ciel ouvert, voir la page d’accueil et d’information du tunnel.

Si vous reconnaissez les artistes responsables de certaines pièces non-créditées dans la galerie-photo ci-dessous, vous êtes invités à m’en faire part.


Northern wall / mur nord

Photos in this image gallery are displayed from the left end to the right end of the wall, then in chronological order within the same spot.

Les photos de la galerie ci-dessous sont présentées de l’extrémité gauche à l’extrémité droite du mur, et ensuite en ordre chronologique pour un même endroit.

Star Two (bottom left), Veak (middle and top), Cafe (top right), Sirvis (bottom right), etc.

Max (bottom), Crane (middle), Veak (top), etc.

Skor (bottom), Crane (middle), Lovebot (top wheatpaste), etc.


Horno (left), Ankh? (right).

Oram 79

IAmBatman

Unidentified (bottom), Haze (top).

Crane (bottom), Haze (middle), someone from VHS (top), etc.


Seker (bottom), Intak (top).

Nese

Resok representing YU8.

T96 (bottom), Intak (top), etc.


Apashe (bottom), Acro (top), etc.

Ratek (bottom), Acro (top), etc.

Unidentified artist, perhaps IAmBatman.

Clima, etc.


Astro (bottom), Dock tribute (middle), etc.

Brake (bottom), Dock tribute (top), etc.

EK Sept (bottom centre), Max (bottom ends), Dock tribute (middle), etc.


Southern wall / mur sud

Photos in this image gallery are displayed from the left end to the right end of the wall, then in chronological order within the same spot.

Les photos de la galerie ci-dessous sont présentées de l’extrémité gauche à l’extrémité droite du mur, et ensuite en ordre chronologique pour un même endroit.

Apashe (middle), Saner (top), Penar (bottom left throwie), etc.

Apashe (top) and unidentified (bottom).

Zrey Li (bottom), Apashe (middle) and Saner (top).

Sewer (bottom left), F.One (bottom right), Apashe (middle), Saner (top), etc.


Max from the YMCA crew (in yellow), Neon (3 stencils), etc.

Skope (bottom), Veak (top).

Warek

Unidentified (bottom left), Frame (bottom right), Veak (top), etc.

Kwun (bottom left), Aces (bottom right), Veak (twice above), etc.


Skor and Kemt (bottom left), Fluke (top left), Cenos (bottom right), Kelen (top right).

Max from YMCA crew (bottom), Penar (top right), etc.

Aces (bottom left), Serum (bottom right).


Denos? (bottom), Kelen (top right).

Crane (bottom left), Wonez (bottom centre), unidentified (bottom right), a throwie by Penar (middle), Kelen (middle right and top right), etc.

Noper (bottom left), Wonez (bottom right), Serum (middle left), Aces (middle right), Kelen (top).


Zek (bottom left), Earth Crusher (bottom right), Lyfer (top), throwies by Acro and Penar (middle), etc.

Ratek (bottom), Lyfer (top), etc.

Dask (bottom left), a throwie by Penar (bottom right), Lyfer (middle), etc.

Stare (bottom), Mr Chose (pink cat), Lyfer (middle), Soma (middle), etc.


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Lyfer (left) and RBH (right) on posts next to tunnel.

Sticker by unidentified artist next to tunnel.

St-Laurent|Clark back alley between Duluth and des Pins

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 and graffiti. Two stretches of that alley are particularly interesting: the one from Laurier to St-Viateur (the subject of a separate post) and the one from Duluth to des Pins which is covered here. Some of this city’s greatest artists have left their mark there in the form of big murals, smaller figurative pieces, great graffiti, wheatpastes, stencils and of course the unavoidable stickers.

Each segment of the alley has a different feel, so this post is divided accordingly. Most of the photos were taken between the summers 0f 2014 and 2016. Follow me as we walk down from Duluth to des Pins.

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 les rues Laurier et St-Viateur (le sujet d’un différent article) et celle comprise entre Duluth et des Pins, 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, pièces collées, pochoirs, et évidemment les inévitables autocollants.

La gallerie-photo ci-dessous est divisée en chapitres reflétant le caractère différent de chaque segment de cette portion de la ruelle. La majorité des photos ont été prises entre les étés de 2014 et de 2016. Suivez-moi dans cette marche de Duluth à des Pins.


Duluth

The walk down the alley starts at the corner of Duluth. At the entrance of the alley, on Duluth itself, is this house featuring Waxhead and Gawd. Waxhead repaints the house’s facade once or twice a year. Photos below appear in chronological order, two from 2012, one from 2013, two from 2014 and three from 2015.

Notre marche commence au coin de la rue Duluth. A l’entrée de la ruelle, sur Duluth même, se trouve cette maison dont le frontispice a été peint par Waxhead et Gawd. Waxhead repeint le devant de cette maison une ou deux fois par année. Les photos ci-dessous sont présentées en ordre chronologique. Il y en a deux de 2012, une de 2013, deux de 2014, trois de 2015 et une de 2017.

Earliest photographed version, from 2012.

Later in 2012. Addition of Gawd in the upper part and Waxhead redid the window. Scroll down for more.

2013 edition, still with Gawd at the very top and Waxhead in the bottom part.

The first of two 2014 remakes.

The second of two 2014 remakes.

The first of three 2015 remakes.

The second of three 2015 remakes.

The third of three 2015 remakes.

After an extended break Waxhead finally redid the window of the above house in late 2017. Gawd is still visible above. Drawings in the window are by Waxhead and Sloast.

2016 piece by Scribe next to the above house.


Duluth to Bagg

This short segment features mainly one big mural, smaller figurative pieces, a bit of pasting and lots of graffiti and tags.

Ce court segment inclut une grande murale, quelques pièces figuratives de plus petite envergure, quelques pièces collées et beaucoup de graffitis et tags.

Mural by Monk.e on the corner of Bagg.

Waxhead

Waxhead

Cryote

Someone from the WC crew.

Kat wheatpaste.

Kat wheatpaste.

Kat wheatpaste.

Lyfer

Antonio

Peams, with a bit of contribution from Scribe.

Blek

Blek

Kruz

It’s Alive

Miss Conduct

Stencil by Dookie3.

Wheatpastes by Futur Lasor Now (top) and Swarm (bottom).

Collaboration between Stela and Zu.

Another collaboration between Stela and Zu.

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist.

Door featuring small paste-ups by Tava (top) and Swarm (bottom).

G.Knight poster.

G.Knight wheatpaste.

Starkey wood-up.

Possibly a href=”https://www.facebook.com/loks.can.graff” target=”_new”>Loks.

Unidentified artist on the left, El Moot Moot on the right, with tags by Feros and Thief!, at the Duluth end of the alley.

El Moot Moot again, this time at the Bagg end of this segment of the alley. Also visible are a sticker and part of a wheatpaste by ROC514.

El Moot Moot

Unidentified artist.

ROC514 (top) and Flavor (bottom) wheatpastes.

ROC514 representing the KLC crew at the time.

Sloast

Akym (left) and Lapin (right).

Lapin

Lapin

Wheatpaste by Ether TFB.

Paste-up by an unidentified artist.

Poster by an unidentified artist.

Poster by an unidentified artist.

Stencil by an unidentified artist

Canvas by Flavor tied to a post.


Bagg to St-Cuthbert

This segment features mostly great graffiti as well as big figurative pieces.

Ce segment est caractérisé par un grand nombre de graffitis de qualité et quelques grandes pièces figuratives.

View of the Bagg end of the alley in early 2014. Main artists seen here are Her (woman) and Axe (raccoon).

At the end of 2014, Her, Seker, Sirvis and others.

Further into the alley, Emske at the forefront, then Tracy, Jaber, etc.

Piece by Jaber at the forefront.

Naimo

Hitem‘s companion piece to the Naimo one above.

Meor

Usem

Jaws

Narc

Kzam

Jaws in the same spot as his other piece above, but about a week later.

Narc in the same spot as his other piece above, but about a week later.

Kzam in the same spot as his other piece above, but about a week later.

Off-muralfest piece by Beaf.

Vogue

Ason

Bask

Maine aka Secret beneath the Bask one seen above.

Zeyo(?)

Noka

Dolar

Getsa

Herlen

Herlen as above, but one week later.

One Tulip and Nems for Orgasthme.

Nems representing Orgasthme.

One Tulip representing Orgasthme.

Mokyt

Arcel

Further into the alley, view from 2012. At the top: Waxhead and perhaps other members of the then Wzrds Gng, Gawd, then more Waxhead. Photo © Aline M.

Same wall as above, in 2014, with new graffiti at the bottom, graffiti over most of the top, and new creature by Waxhead at the end (close-up below).

The Waxhead piece in 2013, in progress. Photo © Mr Mocha.

The Waxhead piece in 2014.

The Waxhead piece seen in the 2012 photo above was later covered by a letters piece from Dré aka Earth Crusher.

Unidentified writer (photo © Aline M).

Further into the alley, unidentified writer at the forefront, then Ether TFB.

Mang?.

Same spot as above, covered by Deep.

Regimental One Ton.

Waxhead

Cryote and Foxtwat at the time for the Wzrds Gng (left) and Zoids (right), in 2012. Photo © Aline M.

For many years this garage door was covered with a piece by Peru143. The yellow and red throwie on the right is by Wastoids, Peru143’s ‘crew’. Also visible around are tags by Omen and Beeforeo (amongst others).

Same spot as above, redone by Turtle Caps. Above the door is a new fat throwie by Sake and to the right the older throwie by Peru143‘s Wastoids. Also visible are tags by Omen and others.

After Turtle Caps redid the above garage door, it was consistently vandalised by taggers. A turf war ensued, with each party going over each other within a day or two. This is the third version of Turtle Caps’ contribution.

See above. This is something like Turtle Caps‘ seventh version of this door. Notice the new Waxhead piece on the left.

Turtle Caps‘s eighth version of the above garage door.

Turtle Caps in the same spot as above, one year later.

A Positive Creation by Chris Dyer on the left and wheatpastes by Turtle Caps top right.

Same spot as above, after Chris Dyer repaired and slightly altered his piece. Chris’ brother Peru143 filled the space to his right.

El Moot Moot.

El Moot Moot (left) and Waxhead (right)

Group piece featuring Waxhead (left and barely visible in bottom corner), Turtle Caps (above ladder), Futur Lasor Now (above door), Deadliest Rosa (middle bottom), Loks (right) and El Moot Moot (right wall).