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Retrospective of 2016 graffiti

This image gallery brings together 100 great pieces of Montreal graffiti from 2016. It is not necessarily the best of the year because taste is a subjective thing and I was obviously not able to photograph everything. 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.

The pieces are shown here in alphabetical order of artist/crew name. 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.

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

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 pièces de graffiti produites en 2016 à Montréal. Cette liste n’a pas la prétention d’être un best of de l’année puisque les goûts sont personnels et je n’ai évidemment pas eu la chance de tout photographier. La sélection s’est faite en partie parmi mes pièces favorites, mais surtout parmi les préférées de mes abonnés 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.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique de nom d’artiste/crew. Pour que la 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.

Voir aussi:
Rétrospective 2016 murales et autre street art peint
Rétrospective 2016 street art collé


This is 123Klan‘s wall for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, features 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 Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

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 Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art while Arnold made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

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 Senck‘s half and the second one shows Snipes. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art for more by the latter artists.

Apashe at a Pointe St-Charles basketball court.

Apashe in Dorval.

Apashe at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Ashop‘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 Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

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 Serak piece above is a few years older. 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 Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

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 Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

Crane at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome. 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 Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

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 Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

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

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 Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art for a mural by this artist/writer.

HoarKor aka HRKR at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome. The duo has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

Jaker at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

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

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 Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

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 retrospective, check it out below under ‘Legal’.

Koal on a St-Henri production curated by SPK. More by Koal in the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art, 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 at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

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 Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

(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 Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

Naimo in the Plateau.

Naimo in the Plateau. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art 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 Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art for some more work by him.

Pask in 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 Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art for more by Elfu.

Raes on a Mile End garage door.

Raes at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

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 ‘Ashop’ for more by Shadow. The artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

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 Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art 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 at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

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

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

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 Hochelaga, 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’s work 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 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 Hochelaga, 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 un fan. 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 en ligne sur cet artiste, mais une recherche rapide sur l’internet devrait surement vous permettre de trouver des pièces créées ailleurs qu’à Montréal, particulièrement à Rennes et Toulouse.


mural pieces

This was the first mural piece piece 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 Petite-Patrie.

In Petite-Patrie.

In the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

The piece in white is by an unidentified artist.

In Mile End.

On the George General d’Auto Reparation.

On St-Laurent.

In the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

In Petite-Patrie.

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 Plateau.

In Centre-Sud.

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

In Petite-Patrie.

In Mile End.

Teasing Mr Chose‘s cat in Centre-Sud. Also visible are tags by Debiel and Kelen.

In the Plateau.

In Mile End.

In Petite-Patrie.

In Petite-Patrie.

In Plateau End.

In Rosemont.

Downtown.

In the Champs des Possibles.

This one was found in Quebec City.

In Petite-Patrie.

Trackside in Petite-Patrie.

Trackside in Petite-Patrie.

Trackside in Petite-Patrie.

Trackside in Petite-Patrie.

In Petite-Patrie.

In Mile End.

In Mile End.

In the Village. Also visible is a tag by Thief!.

In Petite-Patrie.

In Centre-Sud. The pink piece on the left is by an unidentified artist.

In the Plateau, framed by great tags by Scaner.

Seen through the windows of an abandoned industrial building.

In a centreal graffiti back alley.

In the Quartier des Spectacles.

In Centre-Sud.

In the Plateau.

In Petite-Patrie.


paste-ups

The bird is from an unidentified artist.


stickers

Collaboration between Waxhead and El Moot Moot.

As above, different colours.

As above, different colours.

Collaboration 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.

Comme le printemps prends son temps à décoller, il n’y a que très peu de pièces peintes à présenter 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.


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 Waxhead 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 the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Also visible in this shot are tags by Feros and Thief! amongst others.

El Moot Moot in the 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 an unidentified 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 the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.


train track graffiti

Otek from CSX.

Peams from CSX. Also visible on the background wall are older pieces 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, blending in quite nicely with the tags around.

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

New variation on an older theme by Futur Lasor Now.

More by Futur Lasor Now.

More by Futur Lasor Now.

Waxhead

This printed El Moot Moot sticker is usually white, not coloured in.

A printed El Moot Moot sticker.

A printed El Moot Moot sticker.

Hand-drawn El Moot Moot sticker.

More by El Moot Moot.

More by El Moot Moot.

More by El Moot Moot.

Paste-up by Stela.

Glitzy sticker by Stela.

Older design in new colours by Swarm.

Older design in new colours by Swarm.

Older design in new colours by Swarm.

London’s Mother Superior is in town.

Mother Superior

Mother Superior

Mother Superior

Mother Superior

Mother Superior

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).

More by London’s Mother Superior.

Nustwo aka Nus2 aka Nus II from the ELP Crew has been slapping around town. This and the one below are the more interesting sticker variations.

Nustwo aka Nus2 aka Nus II from the ELP Crew.

Unidentified artist. Click on image to read the fine print.

Unidentified artist.


stencil

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

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), LP Montoya (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 Osé 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.

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.

The 2019 edition of the house has Waxhead on and below the window, Cryote over the door and Gawd remains above them both.

2016 piece by Scribe next to the above house.

Scribe redid the above wall off-Mural in 2018, and extended it all the way to the street corner.


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 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.

Paste-up by an unidentified artist.

Poster by an unidentified artist.

Poster by an unidentified artist.