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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).

New street art November-December 2014

Winter has arrived early so there isn’t much painted work to be shown in this ‘new works’ installment, but artists have still been busy pasting and slapping (some much more than others!).

L’hiver est arrivé tôt, ce qui signifie qu’il y a très peu d’oeuvres peintes à présenter dans cet article consacré aux nouveautés récentes. Par contre, les oeuvres collées y figurent en grand nombre.


Zoltan V replaced his three mural pieces on Rachel for Le Hachoir with three new ones.

Maik on Masson near des Érables

Intallation in front of Mont-Royal metro by Stéphanie Leduc and Manuel Baumann. Different angle shot below.

Different angle of the intallation in front of Mont-Royal metro by Stéphanie Leduc and Manuel Baumann.

Fake boxing day poster ad by Miss Me.

Fake boxing day poster ad by Miss Me. This photo © Miss Me.

This WhatIsAdam creation could be seen at Station 16 for some time now, but it became new street art when it was put outside.

Another discovered clay piece by Zenka. This one states “#dancepartyspot”. Scroll down to the stickers section for more by this artist.

Stencil by an unidentified artist, various locations.


Pasted art

The wall featuring the deteriorating wheatpastes by RR & DB done for the 2014 edition of Mural Festival was taken over by the Inside Out Project.

Wheatpastes by Lovebot (left) and Turtle Caps (right). I believe these were actually done in October.

One more wheatpaste by Toronto’s Lovebot. Scroll down to the stickers section for more by Lovebot.

We’re used to Citizan stickers, but this one is a larger paste-up.

More paste-ups by Citizan.

I thought Kashink was done in Montreal, but as her earlier paste-ups are either gone or slowly deteriorating, this one seems to have popped up on Mont-Royal.

Small paste-up by Stela.

Unidentified artist, found in the Plateau / Mile-End neighbourhood.

One more mini-poster by the same unidentified artist as above, again found in the Plateau / Mile-End neighbourhood.

Drawing by an unidentified artist found on the George General d’Auto Reparation

One more drawing by the same unidentified artist as above, also found on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Same unidentified artist as the two above, but found not very far on St-Dominique.

Pasted piece by an unidentified artist found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.


Stickers and smaller paste-ups

Futur Lasor Now has been coming up with new owls besides the one shown in the last ‘new work’ post.

One more new owl by Futur Lasor Now.

One more new owl by Futur Lasor Now.

This new Futur Lasor Now owl paste-up is keeping an eye on a sticker by Turtle Caps (scroll down for close-up).

Birds of a feather stick together. By Futur Lasor Now.

A new variation on an older Futur Lasor Now design.

Another new variation on an older Futur Lasor Now design.

Futur Lasor Now

Variation on the above Futur Lasor Now sticker.

Lovebot

Lovebot

Lovebot

Lovebot

Lovebot

Lovebot

Lovebot. See wheatpastes in the previous section of this post for more by Lovebot.

Nesar One was also very busy slappin’ around the Plateau.

Nesar One

Nesar One

Nesar One

New sticker by Tava in anticipation of the artist’s upcoming trip to Barcelona.

New sticker by Tava, a variation on a previously seen theme.

Zenka

Zenka

Zenka. Also see clay piece by the same artist near the top of this post.

Mini-paste-up by Turtle Caps.

Mini-paste-up by Turtle Caps.

Zola

Zola

Homsik

Swarm

This Waxhead sticker features a previously seen image on the left and a new one on the right.

Halloween variation of WhatIsAdam‘s Maple Sizzurp.

Sticker by XRAY.

Ether

HoarKor aka HRKR

These Paul McCartney heads have popped up all over the Plateau / Mile-End neighbourhoods. Artist unidentified.


Hit and runs

Cryote and someone from the WC Crew have been busy repeating the following themes over central Montreal. Only a few presented here, but more were discovered.

Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng.

Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng, plus a stencil stating ‘Jesus Règne’.

Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng.

Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng.

Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng.

Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng, plus at the top something by Snail from WC.

Snail from the WC Crew.

Snail from the WC Crew.

New street art October-November 2014

As everything is about to grind to a halt, there is still a surprising amount of new works appearing on the streets of Montreal. It must be said that a few artists such as Stela have been particularly active lately. Incidently, only a selection of her new works are presented here. Most of the rest can be seen in the Wall2wallMTL spotlight on her work.

Bien que la saison tire à sa fin, il y a quand même un nombre surprenant de nouvelles oeuvres qui sont apparues dans les rues de Montréal. Il faut dire que certains artistes tels que Stela ont été particulièrement actifs. A ce sujet, seulement une sélection des nouvelles pièces de cette dernière sont présentées ici. Le reste peut être vu en visitant son profil Wall2wallMTL.


Walls

Waxhead (left), Ether (centre) and Turtle Caps (right) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Waxhead in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Waxhead in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Mural on a Plateau school by Art Du Commun for Muralité.

Gene Pendon on Savoie.

Homsik in the Plateau.

Homsik in the Plateau.

One of two pieces on St-Laurent by Bryan Beyung (see also next).

One of two pieces on St-Laurent by Bryan Beyung (see also above).

Unidentified artist in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.


Wheatpastes

Lovebot wheatpastes in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Lovebot wheatpastes in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Lovebot (left) and Turtle Caps (right) wheatpastes in a Plateau alley.

Turtle Caps wheatpaste in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

52Hz (top) and Turtle Caps (bottom) in a Plateau alley.

Futur Lasor Now has unleashed a new lasorbird on our city.

Poster by Kat behind the offices of LNDMRK.

Poster by Kat in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Kat poster in Mile End.

Stela (left) and Swarm (right) on St-Laurent.

Stela (left, right) and Swarm (centre) in a Plateau End alley.

Swarm (top) and Stela (bottom).

Stela paste-up.

Paste-up by Stela.

Mini-poster by Stela.

Stela on doilie.

Stela on doilie.

Stela doilie montage

Red Bandit (top left) and Swarm (top right, bottom) for Decolonizing Street Art.

ROC514 (left) and Sien514 (right) wheatpaste version of a previously seen sticker.

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist in parking lot on Mont-Royal.


Monochrome bombing and drawings

Cryote in a Plateau End alley.

Cryote (top), Snail from the WC crew (middle) and someone representing the WZRDS GNG (bottom).

Snail from the WC crew.

One more by Snail from the WC crew.

One more by Snail from the WC crew, this one found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Quickie by Snail from the WC crew. More similar to this have been found.


Other

Wood-up (painted wood cut) by Waxhead and Starkey.

Wood-up (painted wood cut) by Waxhead and Starkey.

More of these clay pieces by Zenka have been found here and there in the Plateau/Mile End. This one tells a story taking place in 2038 (a sticker variation is listed below).

Clay piece by Zenka. This one states “#takeaselfiebaby”.

Clay piece by Zenka, stating “#endroitofficieldebisous”.


Stickers

New sticker by Waxhead clashing old photographs with his crazy world.

Waxhead

Waxhead.

Ether has once again been busy sticker slapping around the Plateau. This sticker and the seven ones below are all new.

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

Hand drawn sticker by Grim aka Grimjob69 aka Michael Shantz.

Two more hand drawn stickers by Grim aka Grimjob69 aka Michael Shantz.

Turtle Caps

Turtle Caps

Lovebot

Sticker montage by Futur Lasor Now.

New sticker on a familiar theme by WhatIsAdam.

New sticker on a familiar theme by Futur Lasor Now.

Hand drawn sticker by Stela for Halloween.

Zenka (also see ‘Other’ section above for a clay version of this).

Stickers/small paste-ups by Homsik.

Various stickers by Stela (centre), Homsik (centre right), Naps (top centre), Futur Lasor Now (top left) and other unidentified friends.

Swarm or Zola for Decolonizing Street Art.

New street art and graffiti October 2014

With a bit of delay because I was away on vacation, here are the new works discovered during October 2014.

Avec un peu de retard dû à mes récentes vacances, voici les nouvelles oeuvres découvertes au cours d’octobre 2014.

Painted walls

Omen mural in Ville St-Laurent; photo © Mu.

Waxhead in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

ROC514 piece in a Plateau alley.

Five Eight on Savoie.

LS (Eles)

LS (Eles)

LS (Eles)

Hand-drawn pieces

ROC514 has been very busy drawing her iconic bird around the Plateau and Mile-End.

One more by ROC514. More purple pieces similar to this one were also found.

Pasted pieces

Toronto’s Lovebot has been pasting and slapping stickers (see below) around central Montreal. This wheatpaste was found on Clark.

Turtle Caps (left) and Lovebot (right) wheatpastes in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Futur Lasor Now wheatpaste (right) and unidentified artist (left) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Poster by Futur Lasor Now, 2 variations, various locations, usually found individually.

Turtle Caps wheatpaste in a Mile End alley.

New poster by Kat in this Plateau alley.

New poster by Kat in this Mile End alley.

Pasted poster by unidentified artist.

Larger pasted version of a collaboration between ROC514 and Waxhead previously seen in sticker form.

Pasted ROC514 collaboration with 69 aka 6ara9e, also seen as a sticker (see below).

Pasted ROC514 collaboration with Mr Chose aka Easythat3rd aka Easytrois, also seen as a sticker.

Swarm paw paste-ups found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Paste-up by Swarm.

Stencil by unidentified artist (top) and small paste-ups by Swarm (centre) and Stela (bottom) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

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

Paste-up by Stela.

Stela paste-up.

Poster by XRAY. Various locations around the St-Laurent x Sherbrooke neighbourhood.

Poster by XRAY. Various locations around the St-Laurent x Sherbrooke neighbourhood.

Bernard street and St-Laurent beneath it were plastered with dozens of these pages of drawings and text asking to “#takebackthecunt”.

More of the above asking to “#takebackthecunt”.

More of the above asking to “#takebackthecunt”.

Stickers

Lovebot. See also Lovebot wheatpastes above.

Lovebot

Lovebot

ROC514

ROC514 collaboration with Mr Chose aka Easythat3rd aka Easytrois. This was also found in larger paste-up (see above).

Collaboration sticker between 69 aka 6ara9e and