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New street art and graffiti winter 2014-2015

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

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

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

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


Murals and smaller painted pieces

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wheatpastes

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

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

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

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

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

More bagels.

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

One more pasted bagel.


Stickers and small paste-ups

Waxhead

Waxhead

G.Knight

G.Knight

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

New variation on an older theme by Futur Lasor Now.

Futur Lasor Now

Stela

Stela

Stela

Stela

Stela (top) for Queer Sprayers (bottom).

Stela times two.

Stela

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

Stela

Stela

ROC514

ROC514 collaboration with Purplesmoke17 (Rupert Plinkerton).

Turtle Caps

Sien514

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

Five Eight

Five Eight

Five Eight

Shifty Cat

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

Tag paste-up by Scaner.

Bezoman

Bezoman

El Moot Moot

El Moot Moot

El Moot Moot

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

Two more by the above unidentified artist.

It looks like Mony Zakhour was in town.

One more by Mony Zakhour.

Chris RWK aka Robots Will Kill

Ekro

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

SBU One

Unidentified artist.

Yunotdoc (?)

Serum

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

Two more by Greasy Jim.


Tags and drawn pieces

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

Five Eight

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

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

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

Snail/Coz from the WC Crew.

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

One more by Greasy Jim.

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

Maturnin

Maturnin

Maturnin

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

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


Other

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

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

Clay piece by Zenka found on Mont-Royal.

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

St-Laurent|Clark back alley between Laurier and St-Viateur

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 Duluth to Des Pins (subject of a different post) and the one from Laurier to St-Viateur which is covered here. Some of this city’s greatest artists have left their mark there in the form of murals, smaller figurative pieces, graffiti, wheatpastes, stencils and of course the unavoidable stickers.

Each segment of the alley has a different feel, so this post is divided accordingly: Laurier to Fairmount, Fairmount to St-Viateur, and above St-Viateur. Pieces were photographed from the summer of 2014 to the summer of 2016.

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 Duluth et Des Pins (le sujet d’un article à part) et celle comprise entre les rues Laurier et St-Viateur, 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, collages, pochoirs, et évidemment les inévitables autocollants.

La gallerie-photo ci-dessous est divisée en chapitres reflétant le caractère différent de chaque segment de cette ruelle: Laurier à Fairmount, Fairmount à St-Viateur, et nord de St-Viateur. Les pièces présentées ont été photographiées de l’été 2014 à l’été 2016.


Between Laurier and Fairmount

Nixon in alley north of Laurier.

Los Keos in alley north of Laurier.

Fore / Los Keos in alley north of Laurier.

The AG Crew featuring Snipe and Senck.

Vhat, part 1/3.

Vhat, part 2/3.

Vhat, part 3/3.

Door featuring mainly a wheatpaste by Lily Luciole, stickers by Tik Tok, Cif and Meat and lots of tagging including Tik Tok in bottom right corner. Close-ups of various parts below.

Close-up of Lily Luciole wheatpaste. Stickers on the left are by Tik Tok and Cif.

Close-up of the Meat sticker on door above.

Alex Produkt amongst lots of tags.

Sloast paste-up.

Sloast paste-up.

ROC514. Also visible on the right is an earlier stencil by Dookie (scroll down a bit for close-up).

ROC514

Pnda over tags.

Pnda and lots of tags.

Graffiti by Olo.

Nesko.

Drawing by Other, with tags by House and Hirok amongst others.

Stencil by Dookie3.

Koni HTU

Greasy Jim

Stencil for Pro-Can Ibalizm.

Unidentified artist.

Stickers by Tik Tok (top left), National Zombi (top right), 52Hz (fish) and Fleb (bottom right), plus pasted card by Pnda (blue).

Tava sticker.


Between Fairmount and St-Viateur

Anna Meinong / Zoids?

Five Eight (left) and Peru143 (right).

Closer view of the Peru143 portion.

Gawd

Screm, Visual Pollution, Toast.

Toast

Visual Pollution

Waxhead, Cryote and perhaps other members of the then Wzrds Gng. For the paste-ups visible beneath the stairs, scroll down.

Same location as above, one year earlier, just Waxhead.

Turtle Caps

Tava (hearts at the top), Futur Lasor Now (bottom) and unknown artist in between. A close-up of the mini-sticker in the top left corner is shown further down in this gallery.

Alex Produkt, plus Pnda paste-up in the top corner.

Collaboration wheatpaste between ROC514 and Mr Chose.

Lily Luciole poster.

Le Renard Fou wheatpastes.

Miss Me wheatpaste (left) and Pnda (right).

Futur Lasor Now wheatpaste.

Futur Lasor Now (left) and 52Hz (right) wheatpastes.

52Hz wheatpaste.

Swarm paste-ups.

Naps, plus what’s left of a Graffiti Knight wheatpaste.

Stela, at the Fairmount end of this alley.

Stela again, this time at the St-Viateur end of the alley. With Selena Gomez, together representing the Witch Gang. Flags in bottom left corner are by Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art.

Collaboration wheatpaste between ROC514 and 69 aka 6ara9e.

Swarm (left) and Futur Lasor Now (right).

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist.

Wheatpasting collaboration between Lily Luciole and Swarm.

Gial wheatpaste.

Wheatpastes by Futur Lasor Now (centre), Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art (bottom) and paste-up by Pnda (top). See next photo for close-up of stickered piece in the bottom left corner.

Close-up of stickered piece in previous photo.

Wheatpastes by Turtle Caps (left) and Toronto’s Lovebot (right).

Zola.

Kat wheatpaste.

Kat wheatpaste.

Kat wheatpaste.

Kat wheatpaste.

Pasted cardboard by Mono Sourcil.

Pasted cardboard by Mono Sourcil.

Sloast wheatpaste.

ROC514 and Flavor wheatpastes.

Sloast wheatpaste.

Sloast, partially over an old sticker from yours truly.

Starkey wood-up.

Wheatpaste by Graffiti Knight.

Poster by Muesli.

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist.

Pasted bagel prints at the St-Viateur end of the alley, artist unknown.

Unidentified artist.

Listen

Listen

Listen

Other

Gawd (left) and Labrona (right).

In white/blue: Alex Produkt.

Alex Produkt (in white/blue). All white character is by unknown artist.

ROC514 in bottom left corner. Also shows tags by Five Eight and others.

ROC514 in bottom left corner. Also shows drawings by Cryote (in black) and Monkey King (in blue) and paste-ups by Stela and Swarm in the bottom right corner. See next photo for close-up of the latter paste-ups.

Paste-ups by Stela (left) and Swarm (right).

Paste-ups by Zu (left) and Swarm (right).

Paste-up by Zu (top) and Monkey King sticker (bottom).

Paste-up by Zu.

Stela on pasted doilie.

Stela on pasted doilie.

Stela on pasted doilie.

Stela on pasted doilie.

Paste-ups by Stela and Selena Gomez presumably vandalised by someone who disapproves of their message.

Paste-up for Decolonizing Street Art.

Paste-up for Decolonizing Street Art.

Presumably by Bubz.

Graffiti by Sayko, and paste-up by Baubô in top left corner.

Greasy Jim graffiti.

Graffiti by House.

Grams throw.

A quick one by Gawd.

Stencil by Dookie3.

Stencil by Dookie3.

Stencil by Dookie3.

Pnda

Pnda

Clay piece by Zenka at the St-Viateur end of the alley.

Waxhead

Waxhead in red, amongst lots of tags.

Waxhead in red, amongst lots of tags. Artists responsible for the blue piece and the white character above it is unknown.

Unidentified artist.

Bubz?

Swarm paste-up in air vent.

Same air vent as above, Pnda in blue, stickers by unidentified artist (black) and Tik Tok (white and purple).

Unidentified artist.

Yolacocacola

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Sam.

Toobad, with tags from Greasy Jim, Nestor, Hitem, etc.

It looks this is Pnda’s playground. White character is by unidentified artist.

Meat.

Artist unknown.

Chalk tag by You Go Girl.

Chalk tag by You Go Girl.

Stickers and drawings by unidentified artists.

Paste-ups and stickers by Bird (top), ROC514 and Sien514 (pumpkins), Swarm (right of pumpkins), Waxhead (bottom left), Turtle Caps (bottom centre) and Fortin Marchand (bottom right).

Stickers by unidentified artists.


Above St-Viateur

Wheatpastes by Stikki Peaches (left) and Graffiti Knight (right). Mock ‘record and needle’ on the far right is by unknown artist.

Wheatpaste by Graffiti Knight.

Wheatpastes by WhatIsAdam aka WIA.

Poster by Muesli.

This is presumably by Snail from the WC Crew.

Wheatpaste by G.Knight.

Kat poster.

Unknown artist.

Unknown artist.

Listen

Cash4.

Stickers by Tik Tok (left) and unidentified artist (right).

Lily Luciole

Lily Luciole is a Parisian artist who was quite active in Montreal until she returned to Paris in the middle of 2016. Her main medium was wheatpasting. She is a socially and politically conscious artist who has pasted for OffmuralEs and alongside other socio-politically involved artists and collectives such as Swarm, Zola and the Decolonizing Street Art movement.

For more information on the artist, and for many more photos than what is found in the image gallery below, check out Lilyluciole.com as well as her Facebook, Flickr and Tumblr pages.

Lily Luciole est une artiste Parisienne ayant été très active dans les rues de Montréal jusqu’à son retour en France en 2016. Elle s’est exprimée dans les rues de notre ville principalement via ses collages. Elle est très engagée socialement et politiquement, ayant collé pour OffmuralEs ou aux côtés d’autres artistes et collectifs engagés tels que Swarm, Zola et le mouvement Decolonizing Street Art.

Pour plus d’information sur cette artiste, et pour beaucoup plus de photos que ce qui est présenté dans la galerie ci-dessous, vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à Lilyluciole.com ou à ses pages Facebook, Flickr et Tumblr.


A wheatpaste with wool from 2019.

A wheatpaste with wool from 2019.

Contribution to the Cabane à sucre secret gallery.

Poster in Mile End.

Poster in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Poster in Mile End.

Poster in Mile End.

Large poster in Mile End.

Wheatpaste found on Clark. Also partly visible: Mimi for OffmuralEs (bottom left) and Baubô (right).

Wheatpaste found on one of St-Laurent’s many abandoned businesses. Stickers centre right to bottom right are by someone representing Decolonizing Street Art, Waxhead and ROC514.

Wheatpastes and posters by Lily Luciole (left), Decolonizing Street Art (flag) and 2U4U ByU (right).

Turtle Caps (painted) and Lily Luciole (pasted birds) in abandoned church; photo © Lily Luciole.

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

Collaboration with Swarm in Petite-Patrie.

This wheatpaste was found on De Gaspé.

Lily Luciole and Swarm collaboration wheatpaste for OffmuralEs.

This wheatpaste was found on Duluth.

Poster found in Hochelaga.

Poster found in Hochelaga.

What’s left of this wheatpaste was found on Laurier.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Stickers top left are by Tik Tok and Cif.

This was found on St-Denis but other copies were found elsewhere.

On St-Laurent door. The background is wallpaper created by Turtle Caps.

Another door on St-Laurent. This one has paste-ups by Swarm (and a lot of tags) over it. Paste-up in bottom right corner is by ROC514.

Nature is taking over this one found in a Mile End alley.

Zola

Zola is one of Montreal’s most politically and socially involved artists. She describes her art as “Anti-oppressive street art”. She has been involved in the Decolonizing Street Art convergence of artists and in OffmuralEs, a collective aiming to offer a non-corporate alternative to the Mural Festival. She was voted by Complex as one of the 15 Emerging Street Artists to Watch in 2015 (that’s not just in Montreal but internationally).

For more information on Zola, see this interview given to Complex (in English) and this interview published in La Presse (in French), or visit her Facebook and Tumblr pages. Photos of her work, including a lot of off-street creations, are up on Instagram. She sells stickers, patches, posters, zines, t-shirts, etc through Storenvy.

Zola est une des artistes les plus politiquement et socialement engagé.e.s à Montréal. Elle décrit son art comme étant du “street art anti-oppression”. Elle est impliquée dans la convergence d’artistes Decolonizing Street Art ainsi que dans OffmuralEs qui propose une alternative non-commerciale au Festival Mural. Elle a été votée parmi les 15 artistes émergents à surveiller en 2015 par Complex (pas seulement à Montréal, mais internationalement).

Pour plus d’information sur Zola, lire cette entrevue (en français) publiée dans La Presse et cette entrevue (en anglais) donnée à Complex, ou visitez ses pages Facebook et Tumblr. Des photos de son art, incluant beaucoup de créations off-street sont disponibles sur Instagram. Zola vend des autocollants, patches, affiches, zines, t-shirts, etc via Storenvy.


wheatpastes / collages

With Swarm on the left.

Collaboration with Swarm.

A cheeky one…

Probably Zola’s smallest wheatpaste!

This photo © Zola

Skull on the right is by Rey Midax.

Collaboration between Swarm (portal) and Zola (person).

Another collaboration with Swarm (slightly damaged in this shot). A sticker variation of this piece also exists, scroll down to the stickers section.

Also visible top right: Stela

Also visible bottom left: Stela; this photo © Zola

Underneath balcony of industrial office building.

This photo © Zola

Also visible, stickers for Decolonizing Street Art and by Waxhead, Stela, Tik Tok, ROC514

In alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Also visible, paste-ups by Red Bandit (beneath Zola) and Meat (bottom).

This photo © Zola

This photo © Zola

This photo © Zola

This photo © Zola

Zola for OffmuralEs.


stickers / autocollants

This one’s a holographic sticker.

Collaboration with Swarm.

Collaboration with Swarm. This design originally existed as a wheatpaste (scroll up this gallery to view).

This one is presumed to be from Zola.

Zola, Riot Apologist.

Decolonizing Street Art stickers distributed by Zola.