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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’.

Peyo at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Peyo in Rosemont. Scroll up for more by this writer under ‘Mad Rats Crew’.

(Above two photos) This Hochelaga spring mural by the POM crew is split over two photos. The first half shows a dino by Elfu and letters by Aces (ground) and Serum (top). The second half shows letters by EK Sept. Scroll up for some solo work by EK Sept and check out the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 for more by Elfu.

Raes on a Mile End garage door.

Raes in an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges.

Raes in Rosemont.

HTU’s Saner (letters) and Koni (characters) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Scaner in upper Plateau.

Scaner in upper Plateau.

Scaner in Hochelaga.

Scribe mural in Rosemont.

Scribe‘s contribution to panels for the Percussion Festival in Verdun.

Truck side by Shadow done during the Hip Hop You Don’t Stop block party. Scroll up to the near-top of this page under ‘A’Shop’ for more Shadow. The artist has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Shok at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Shok at the Project45 skatepark.

Sino at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Skam at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Skor under some bridge.

Skor in a Parc-Ex alley.

Skor in a Ahuntsic alley.

Skor at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Skor also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 with a figurative piece.

Whilst in town OG Slick contributed this piece to a Plateau wall curated by 123Klan.

This great wall done during this year’s Lachine jam features Snok (top left), Ason (bottom left), Mask (top right) and Yema (bottom right). Scroll down for more Snok and Ason under ‘Vogue’.

Stare in Centre=Sud.

Stare in Mile-End.

Stare in Hochelaga.

Stare gold at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Thief in Hochelaga.

Trace also paid us a visit this year. He did this piece in a production curated by Monk.e in a Hochelaga alley.

Tuna at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Another one by Tuna at the Papineau legal graffiti wall, this time with the help of Snikr on the fish.

Venise in Rosemont.

(Above three photos) This summer production in Rosemont featured Vogue (1st photo), Ason (2nd photo) and Snok (3rd photo). Scroll up for more by Ason and Snok under ‘Snok’.

Vogue in an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges.

Zek in Hochelaga. The figurative piece next to it is by Tchug and is found in the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Zek (left) and Fluke (right) for Plaza Walls. Scroll up for more Fluke under ‘K6A’ and more Zek under ‘A’Shop’.

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El Moot Moot

To mark the departure of El Moot Moot, I have put together this anthology of the work he created while in Montreal. In just slightly more than four months this French artist has left an incredible amount of art in the streets and alleys of our city. Not only was he prolific, but he has left his mark from the Old Port to Villeray, from St-Henri to HoMa, and probably beyond. Rarely have I seen an artist take over this city with such speed and presence.

My first encounter with El Moot Moot took place in late February when I found his first stickers here and there in centre-sud and the Quartier des Spectacles. Within a week I started finding small paste-ups. I must admit I wasn’t that impressed at first with the little creature with its arms in the air and its tongue sticking out. I started finding it drawn or painted on walls in early March even though there was still snow on the ground and most of our local artists had not yet gone back to the streets. As Spring (slowly) set in and the weather warmed up, so did my appreciation of the little fella. By the time I found the first ‘mural’ in mid-May I was hooked. In his last month in Montreal El Moot Moot had started to collaborate with some of our locals, namely Waxhead. The pair worked side by side on a few mural pieces and even had some stickers printed featuring their characters together.

The image gallery below shows just a fraction of what El Moot Moot has left on our streets. There isn’t much more online to be found about this artist, but you can check out this Facebook page for a bit of work not featured here. A quick search on the internet should lead you to work done outside Montreal, namely in Rennes and Toulouse.

Pour marquer le départ d’El Moot Moot, j’ai mis sur pied cette compilation d’oeuvres créées au cours de son séjour à Montréal. En à peine plus de quatre mois cet artiste français a laissé une quantité incroyable d’art dans les rues et ruelles de notre ville. En plus d’être très prolifique, El Moot Moot a laissé sa marque sur un très grand territoire, du vieux port à Villeray, de St-Henri à HoMa, et probablement au-delà. J’ai rarement vu un artiste prendre d’assaut notre ville avec autant de rapidité et de présence.

Mon premier contact avec El Moot Moot s’est produit vers la fin février lorsque j’ai trouvé son premier autocollant ici et là dans centre-sud et le quartier des spectacles. Une semaine plus tard je commençais à trouver de petits collages. Je dois admettre ne pas avoir été très impressionné au départ par cette petite créature avec les bras dans les airs et la langue pendante. Puis à la mi-mars sont apparues les premières pièces peintes ou dessinées, alors que la ville était toujours sous la neige et que nos artistes locaux n’avaient pas encore repris la rue. Alors que le printemps s’est (lentement) installé et que j’ai commencé à la croiser un peu partout, j’ai finalement commencé à apprécier la petite créature en question. Quand la première ‘murale’ d’El Moot Moot est apparue à la mi-mai, j’étais déjà accro. Au cours du son dernier mois passé à Montréal, El Moot Moot s’est mis à collaborer avec certains de nos artistes locaux, dont Waxhead. Ce dernier et El Moot Moot on travaillé côte à côte sur quelques pièces murales et ont même fait imprimer quelques autocollants avec leurs personnages.

La galerie-photo ci-dessous ne montre qu’une fraction de ce qu’El Moot Moot a laissé dans nos rues. On trouve très peu d’information sur l’internet concernant cet artiste, mais vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil sur cette page Facebook pour y voir des oeuvres que j’ai omises ou jamais photographiées. Une recherche rapide sur l’internet devrait surement vous permettre de trouver des pièces créées ailleurs qu’à Montréal, particulièrement à Rennes et Toulouse.


‘murals’

This was the first ‘mural’ I found, in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In Mile End.

Summer creation, again in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Next to the above is this collaboration with Waxhead.

Waxhead (top) and El Moot Moot (bottom), for the Chromatic block party.

Collective work featuring Waxhead (left and bottom corner), Turtle Caps (above ladder), Futur Lasor Now (above door), Deadliest Rosa (middle bottom), Loks (right) and El Moot Moot (right wall)


smaller pieces

A sign of El Moot Moot’s quick integration in our city’s scene: he added his own touch to this St-Dominique house featuring on its front the works of many of Montreal’s best and most known artists.

In the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

The piece in white is by an unidentified artist.

On the George General d’Auto Reparation.

In the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Also visible are tags by Feros and Thief! as well as a piece by some unidentified artist.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. The bird sticker and wheatpaste are from ROC514.

Teasing Mr Chose‘s cat. Also visible are tags by Debiel and Kelen.

Also visible is a tag by Thief!

The pink piece on the left is by an unidentified artist.

Between great tags by Scaner.

Seen through the windows of an abandoned industrial building.


paste-ups

The bird on the right is from an unidentified artist.


stickers

Collaborations between Waxhead and El Moot Moot.

As above, different colours.

As above, different colours.

New street art and graffiti February-March 2015

Due to the slow arrival of Spring, there isn’t much painted work to report at this point. The bulk of what I found lately are pieces by France’s El Moot Moot who has left his mark in many neighbourhoods of our city, and of course one by Waxhead who is just unstoppable. In the pasted work department (wheatpastes, paste-ups, stickers), the unstoppable one is Futur Lasor Now, and true to his usual self he has treated us to a number of new designs or new variations on familiar themes. The previously mentioned El Moot Moot as well as London’s Mother Superior have also decorated the city’s urban furniture with a significant amount of new stickers.

To make up for the lack of murals and other wall pieces, I have included a selection of great graffiti found on a parked train in the East of the city.

Comme le printemps prends son temps à décoller, il n’y a que très peu de pièces peintes à rapporter ici. La grande majorité de ce que j’ai eu la chance de découvrir est par l’artiste français El Moot Moot qui a laissé son empreinte dans plusieurs quartiers de la ville. La seule autre pièce peinte majeure découverte est par Waxhead que rien ne peut arrêter. Au chapitre des oeuvres collées (collages, stickers, etc), celui qui ne peut être arrêté est Futur Lasor Now et, fidèle à lui-même, il nous a servi une bonne quantité de nouveaux trucs et de nouvelles variations sur des thèmes déjà connus. Le ci-haut mentionné El Moot Moot ainsi que Mother Superior de Londres ont aussi décoré le mobilier urbain d’une grande quantité de leurs stickers.

Pour compenser le manque d’oeuvres peintes majeures, j’ai décidé d’inclure une sélection des meilleurs graffitis découverts sur un train stationné dans l’est de la ville.


painted pieces

The year has barely started and this small house on Duluth was already given its second facelift by Waxhead. Also visible at the top is an older piece by Gawd. Check out the evolution of the house at the latter link, it’s worth it.

El Moot Moot on St-Laurent

El Moot Moot between the Plateau and Villeray.

El Moot Moot on Beaubien.

El Moot Moot in the Plateau.

El Moot Moot on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

El Moot Moot in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Unidentified artist (left) and El Moot Moot (right) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Also visible in this shot are tags by Feros and Thief! amongst others.

El Moot Moot in alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Also visible in this shot are a sticker and part of a wheatpaste by ROC514.

El Moot Moot in Centre-Sud.

El Moot Moot in the Village. Piece above it is by unknown artist.

El Moot Moot in the Village. Also visible is a tag by Thief!

Unidentified artist (left) and El Moot Moot (right) in Centre-Sud.

Small piece by someone from the WC Crew in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.


train track graffiti

Otek from CSX.

Peams from CSX. Also visible on the background wall is older piece by Crane, Royal and many others.

Haxan. Also visible on the background wall is older graffiti by Oser, Zion, Pask, Koal and Fost.

Meor. Also visible on the background wall is older graffiti by Oser, Zion, Pask, Koal and Fost.

Koal. Also visible on the background wall is older graffiti by Zion, Koal and Fost.

Aces.


small posters

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now; photo © Futur Lasor Now.


small paste-ups and stickers

Futur Lasor Now. This is actually cut vinyl, making the whole thing blend in quite nicely with the tags around.

Futur Lasor Now

New variations on older themes by Futur Lasor Now.

More by Futur Lasor Now.

Left: Waxhead
Right: this printed El Moot Moot sticker is usually white, not coloured in.

Printed El Moot Moot stickers

Hand-drawn El Moot Moot sticker.

More by El Moot Moot.

Paste-up (left) and another glitzy sticker variation (right) by Stela.

Older designs in new colours by Swarm.

Above and six below: London’s Mother Superior is in town.

These paste-ups that appear to vary by the stamps in the corners are also by London’s Mother Superior (like the red ‘Hello’ stickers above).

Nustwo aka Nus2 aka Nus II from the ELP Crew has been slapping around town. These two are the more interesting sticker variations.

Both of these are by unidentified artists. Click on image on the left to read the fine print.


stencil

After the Paul McCartney paste-ups from a few months ago, here’s a stencil. Artist is unknown.

De Rouen legal graffiti tunnel 2015 part 1

Here is a photo gallery of graffiti pieces found at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel in HoMa 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 HoMa entre janvier et 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), VH5 (top), etc.

Rouks (bottom with other piece over the left part), Arose (middle), VH5 (top), Kaner (work-in-progress bottom right).

Morz (bottom left), Piba (bottom right), Arose (middle), VH5 (top), etc.

Debza

Rouks, work-in-progress.

unidentified artist (bottom), Hoper (middle), VH5 (top), etc.

Work-in-progress by Rouks.

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


Rouks

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

Nese (centre), Elfu (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.

Beek(?)


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 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 unidentified (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), EK7 (bottom right), Aces (middle right), Kelen (top), etc.

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

Elfu (left), EK7 (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.

Collaboration sticker by ROC514 and Il Flatcha 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. 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. 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. 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, plus Gawd at the top of the latter six photos. Waxhead appears to love repainting the house 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, avec Gawd au dessus de la porte pour ce qui est des six dernières images. Waxhead semble aimer repeindre la 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 et trois de 2015.

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.

Two pieces by Waxhead

Left: presumably Cryote
Right: 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.

Left: stencil by Graffiti Knight on the ground, guarding the entrance of this segment of the alley
Right: wheatpastes by Futur Lasor Now (top) and Swarm (bottom)

Collaboration between Stela and Zu.

Another collaboration between Stela and Zu.

Left: wheatpaste by unidentified artist
Right: door featuring small paste-ups by Tava (top) and Swarm (bottom)

G.Knight poster.

G.Knight wheatpaste.

Starkey wood-up.

Unidentified artist.

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).

ROC514 representing the KLC crew.

Sloast

Akym (left) and Lapin (right).

Lapin

Lapin (with LSNR?).

Paste-up by Ether TFB

Paste-up by unidentified artist

Poster by unidentified artist.

Poster by unidentified artist.

Stencil by 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.

Different views of the Bagg end of the alley in early 2014 (above) and late 2014 (below). Main artist seen here is presumably Axe.

Her, Seker, Sirvis and others.

Further into the alley, Emske at the forefront.

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(?)