Montreal slaps

This post is a  selection of stickers and paste ups (wheatpaste) that I saw in Montreal in the past few days.

below: A @dysastrophy bunny with a gas mask and a painted hand grenade.

liittle sticker on a grey metal pole, a rabbit in a gas mask holding a hand grenade, dystrastrophy stcker

below: Paste ups at number 4.  That hand is reaching past the butterfly and flowers towards the door handle.

wood door with blue number 4 and 4 on a mailbox, with pasteups on the door too

below: That’s supposed to be a green and purple Frida Kahlo and she’s saying something: “Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.

a green face with purple hair paste up beside a paper with words on it about Frida Kahlo

below: “No man camps” says the sign.  This is a protest sticker, as the yellow words on his jacket, Wetsuweten strong, suggest.  It references their complaints and protests against the Coastal GasLink pipeline. a yellow pasteup on a black and white door with pink spray paint over the top. pasteup says no man camps

below: A pink man by labrona

a paste up of a pink man's head and torso on a blue metal box, short hair, middle aged man

below: Another labrona head, in shades of orange this time.

an orange face pasteup on a black exterior wall

below: Two turtlecaps with a heart between them.

two turtle cap paste ups on a door with a red heart between them

below: A hand drawn sticker signed by Bonnie hand drawn sticker of a person's head and torso on a red background with black and white lines behind

below: Superman Bear in Montreal – a sticker by G. Knight (Graffiti Knight)

sticker with superman logo on undershirt

below: The Kiddist out and about with his camera

a parking street sign with a sticker on it of a boy with a camera around his neck and the words the kiddist

paper poster on a wall outside, man playing a keyboard, musician,

below: Any idea of what these men are carrying?

a street art poster on a wall, 5 men carrying something orange

below: Little white ghost pretending to be something he’s not while he collects lost claws.  Actually, lost claws is the name of the artist.

paper pasteup of a ghost costume, white sheet, with black eyes, also little hands holding an orange bag. words on the ghost saying pretending to be something i'm not

below: An elephant with a few cans of beer already consumed so he says “I won’t remember you”.  This is another lost claws creation.

pasteup on a brick wall, a grey elephant drinking cans of beer with words about how he's not going to remember

below: Waxhead sticker

sticker on a pole, woman with laser lights coming out of her eyes,

below: An encounter with a couple of cowboys, a poster by someone with a signature that I haven’t been able to decipher.

a street art poster on a door of cowboys and indian

below: A selection of paper wheatpaste in varying conditions. The blue ice cream in melting.   The bottom left is another waxhead paste  up….. And then there are some from TCF (the chosen few) including squiggles from forge fury, Tbonez (urban ninja squadron) is on his phone, and lastly a roc roc birdie by ROC(514) is starting to peel off.

six wheatpaste graffiti papers on the lower part of a door, all in different conditions, an ice cream cone, an urban ninja squadron tbonez on his phone and a waxhead piece

below: Remnants, left over from better times.

old posters and tags graffiti on a wall

left over bits and pieces of paste ups on a wall, paper, torn, weathered,

below: Play your truth
stickers on a metal gate, including one with the words play your truth

Bristol paste-ups


below:
Be brave paste-up by donk (instagram)

be brave pasteup by donk, ofLondon, in Bristol a young person with eys closed, Indian feather head dress on hed, in monotone black and white

 

below: Hero of the Beach (Ben Rider), Be Brave (donk), Play Nice (donk), and Adventures into the Future

section of wall covered with pasteups, be brave, play nice, adventures into the future, hero of the beach dog, ghetto blaster

below: This characters are the work of qWeRT (on instagram)

two little green andwhite characters on a blue wall, a red heart is above the head of a tall skinny standing creature while the other is sitting crossed legged beside him

two little purple and white characters on a beige wall, a red heart is above the head of a tall skinny standing creature while the other is sitting crossed legged beside him

vertical paste up, man in suit and good shoe, but with head and hands as machinery

below: A pouting child beside the steps.

black and white photo of a cjild with curly hair and topless

 

below: Ribcage and a pink ‘Grab This’ pussy with a gun.  The latter is by Ben Rider (instagram)

two pink paste ups on a door - the top is a drawing of a ribcage, bones only and the other is a cat with a gn and the words grabthis (grab this pussy?)

below: Paint me a rainbow

a black girlwith long curly hair is painting a small house, the house is black and white but there is a rainbow of colours coming out of it

 

below: A torn version of the picture above along with some other pasteups.  Men in glasses, profanity pony wishes, and a more complicated poster with a hand, a skull, and other things.   The words on this last one say ‘Office of the Medical Examiner, County of Cook’.   Eyes dominate two of the posters – same artist?

below: She carries an awkward load on the left while the girl on the right is well armed and well prepared.

 

below: Mais Amor, por favor….  more love please.  Another pasteup by donk.

pasteup of a smiling woman's head, large puffy hairdo, words say mais amor por favor.

 

below: Another donk piece – a pirate lying in a liquor bottle with another bottle in his hand.

donk pasteup in a doorway, on brown paper, a drawing of a man lying on his back inside a liquor bottle, he's holding another bottle in his hand

 

graffiti text pasteup in black writng on white paper

 

below: I was in Bristol just before the British elections in the spring of 2017. There was quite a few anti-May/Tories and pro -Corbyn/Labour graffiti including this dinosaur themed one.

black and white poster on a graffiti spray painted wall, words n poster say TMay Rex with a picture in the middle of May's (British Prime Minister) head on a dinosaur

below: The Humble Magnificent with masked boy, a donk piece.

donk pasteup of a boy in hat, wearing mask and standing with his hands at his side, background is covered with large red polka dots - the border is the words The Humble Magnificent repeated 8 times

 

below: A creature waits outside number 42

on a blue door with the number 2 on it, a small black and white paste of a head of a creature, signed creature [illegible name - maybe arequte?]

below: mcln’s plague doctor character is in Bristol too.  He’s drawn on a printed page and the words in that rectangle are ‘resist the temptation’.

mcln pasteup of plague doctor character in black top hat

lovebot goes to Montreal (2015)

Lovebot went to Montreal for MuralFest 2015

He was spotted all over town!

below: Spelling it out, L O V E high on a wall.

four large wheatpaste pieces high on a brick wall. Lovebot in profile facing right makes an L, then a lovebot facing forward for O, then a lovebot heart for V and finally another lovebot in profile, with arm sticking out, to make E.

below: Out for a walk with lovebat (babybot with wings?) flying behind.

wheatpaste lovebot walking, with small lovebat? or baby bot with bat wings, flying behind

below: He was seen hanging out with some of the locals….

a small lovebot wheatpaste on a wall above some street art painted creatures, one cat like animal in red and one pinkish creature with long green hair.

below: or with friends

a large lovebot as part of a large painted mural on a wall.

below: Or just hanging around by himself

lovebot wheatpaste on a red brick wall on a building at the entrance to an alley

lovebot wheatpaste on a red brick wall with lots of hydro wires and cables

below: Because not all the locals were friendly!

A light grey lovebot sticker beside a sticker of a girl with bandana over the lower part of his face and she is pointing her rifle at lovebot. The sticker of the girl is by Enzo Sarto and his name on it.

large wheatpaste paste up lovebot on a wall about a street art painting of a rooster who also has a heart on his body

black lovebot sticker on the blue part of a Bell payphone

a black lovebot sticker on a black pole with a bike parked against that pole and a pink and purple mural of faces behind in the background

little things in Bologna

Bologna Italy, March 2016

pasteup on a salmon coloured door with a green wall on one side and a grey metal shutter on the other. The pasteup is of two women, one is upside down.

below: Sneakers by K2m

street art paste up of white high top rinning shoes with K2m written on the side in large red letters. The shoes are covered with what looks like drawings of yarn and balls of yarn

bluish grey graffiti paingint on a wall of a child (head and shoulders) wearing a leopard costume, but with the mask lifted up so child's face shows, on a door

graffiti on an old stone building with burgundy coloured window shades, blue tag, other words written on the wall include

black stencil of Robin Williams on a wall, graffiti

paste up of yellow crown on a young man's head. The graffiti has been placed above a metal feature on a concrete wall so the eyes look like they are peering over it. Someone has written the words Casa Lucio with an arrow pointing upwards above the crown.

black stencil of a woman's head in profile, long hair, wearing a hat, words coming out of her mouth, shape of words is a megaphone. Words say " Chi si loda s'imbroda"

black stencil of the pope's head and shoulders on a brown wood wall. The words "dici a me" are stenciled on too.

paste-up of a man's head and neck, with a red outline painted around his head. glasses and a beard.

stencil in black on a concrete wall that is not in good shape, a man, from the waist up wearing a black jacket and a necklace. One hand is raised to shoulder level, showing palm. Over one shoulder are two red lip marks

a grey tone graffiti on a pinkish wall, a small furry animal with a fez on its head and eyes that resemble nuclear symbols, sits atop a man's head. he has two sets of eyes and a large mouth with teeth

a paste up of a person with short black hair, a blue hat and blue eyes, holding a black cat. On the person's arm, written in blue are the words "Pieces were stolen from me"

a paste up with slightly curled edges, graffiti on a concrete wall, a black picture of a man like creature with stylized features is pointing a large knife at its chest.
black drawing on white, paper paste up street art, man's head and neck in profile, no skin, shows the muscles of the face and neck. with part of the skull removed to reveal the brain. By SNEM
A silhouette shape of a rabbit's head and ears made of paper that has fern leaves on it. Pasted on a metal piece on a wall.

below: Two pieces by kocore

a street art piece in orange by kocore of the head of a Soviet cosmonaut with his helmet on.

street art piece of a skull made up of lots of grey lines The word Kocore is beside the skull

stencil of a woman sticking out the top of a long limo, black on concrete.

below: Make peace or dead, by exitenter

Small painting of a stick figure with its hands on its hips. Its face is a flower, looks like a red daisy with 6 petals. The words " make peace or dead are written above

graffiti on a beige wall, a stick drawing of a person stands on the upper right part of a red heart. The word exit is written above the left side of the heart

below: The fox and the grapes, by exitenter, probably a reference to Aesops fable. When the fox couldn’t reach the grapes, it pretended that the grapes were sour.  The “lesson” from the fable being that there are many people who pretend to despise and belittle things that are beyond their reach.graffiti on a concrete wall, an orange fox reaches for a bunch of yellow grapes that are higher on the wall

black stencil on grey concrete wall, man reaching out from inside a TV to turn the TV off, by Skene Two small stencils on a wall, a green hand grenade and a black handgun,

white stencil on black of leaf from marijuana plant with the words my lucky star23 written aroud it. On black background

down Drewery Lane

Drewery Lane runs south between Little Lonsdale and Lonsdale streets in downtown Melbourne.  It continues south of Lonsdale as Caledonian Lane and I have posted previously about the street art that I saw in Caledonian Lane.   Although Drewery Lane is only one block long, three other alleys branch off of it, Drewery Place, Drewery Alley and Snider Lane.  This post is about the street art that I saw on all of these alleys.

Three policemen on bikes ride down a lane past a street art mural

mural on a grey wall of a woman who looks like she's being pulled upward from the waist.

mural high on a brick wall, looks like an old fashioned painting of a heavenly scene, with angels and cherubs and men with wings. In gold tones.

three wheatpaste graffiti pieces on a brick wall . On top is the largest, a man wearing a tie and holding a briefcase is diving horizontally, below him are two faces (both wheatpastes)

a large vertical mural at the end of an alley, with words written large that say What goes up must come down. Below the words is a swirly tag in red, white, and green

the bottom part of a mural behind a row of plants. heart shapes in red and white with paint dripping downwards

stencil graffiti of an Asian woman (Japanese?) crouching on the ground wearing a kimono, with her hair tied up. On a white wall beside a blue door

three paste up giraffes on a bluish grey wall, above a section of large pipes.

A woman with red hair and red lipstick is holding a martini glass. She has a club, spade and heart on her upper arm

under a window in an alley. the window has metal bars. on the ledge under the window someone has spray painted in large red letters the word ledge

a mural by Sigma 80 in Drewery Lane Melbourne, a brown man in a brown boat that has a head of a dragon at the bow The dragon looks alive and it is turning its head slightly backwards to look at the man

A black and white graffiti cat, life size and looking real, on a wall, in the shadows beside a blue door.

black and white graffiti of a man and a woman walking towards a building with a sign over it that says subway to station

three paste ups, wheatpastes, on a black wall in an alley in central Melbourne. On the right is a man's head (black on white paper), in the middle is a pink tiger head with its mouth wide open and on the left is a head that looks like two heads merged together

Many slaps and stickers on a metal box in an alley. Stickers with Pzor written on them and sticker saying Rsume. A picture of a person in black robes and a veil.

large vertical mural up high on a multi storey building in an alley, a snake winds its way up the building

evolving word bubbles, Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane in downtown Melbourne is always full of tourists.  If you search online for street art in Melbourne, you will certainly find Hosier Lane.  Like a lot of popular graffiti places, there is some good street art and there is some junk.  I have been to Hosier Lane a few times now and what is interesting is how frequently things change in the alley.  New paintings, or new little things are always popping up.

below: I took this picture, and the next one, the first time that I was in Hosier Lane.

graffiti on wall, words that say I have no idea what any of this shit on the walls say? Nice colours though

below:  The thought bubble in the foreground was a much more popular place to pose.

Lots of graffiti on the wall of Hosier Lane, windows with metal bars over them, a man poses in front of words that say "Maybe if I pose for a picture in front of this wall it will help to hide the fact that my life is a lie"

Lots of graffiti on the wall of Hosier Lane, windows with metal bars over them, a woman poses in front of words that say "Maybe if I pose for a picture in front of this wall it will help to hide the fact that my life is a lie" while a man takes her picture with a smartphone camera

Lots of graffiti on the wall of Hosier Lane, windows with metal bars over them, a woman poses in front of words that say "Maybe if I pose for a picture in front of this wall it will help to hide the fact that my life is a lie"

below: On a subsequent visit to the lane, the instructions became a bit more explicit.
I love the sneering pink face beside the sign!

Lots of graffiti on the wall of Hosier Lane, windows with metal bars over them, including words that say "Maybe if I pose for a picture in front of this wall it will help to hide the fact that my life is a lie" Under those words, a large square section of the wall has been painted white and more words added: "Pose for shitty tourist photo here" with a black arrow pointing the place where you should stand.

below: The third time I saw this wall, a life size man had been added.
Take your picture with a stranger!

Two women with cameras stand in front of lots of graffiti on the wall of Hosier Lane, windows with metal bars over them, including words that say "Maybe if I pose for a picture in front of this wall it will help to hide the fact that my life is a lie" Under those words, a large square section of the wall has been painted white and more words added: "Pose for shitty tourist photo here" with a black arrow pointing the place where you should stand. A life size wheatpaste picture of a man is now beside the words, where the arrow is.

below: The other word bubble had also been added to.

An Asian woman poses in front of a wall of graffiti. On the wall in large red letters are the words 'look at me'

around Jewell station

Jewell train station is on the Upfield line in Brunswick.  The Upfield Bikeway path runs alongside the tracks at this point.   Most of the walls along the bike path have street art on them.  This is a selection of the graffiti that I saw around Jewell station and south from there  to Park street.

streetart paper wheatpaste black and white life sized photo of person standing on their hands with a cane beside them. Wearing fuzzy slippers and plaid pants and a hoodie that is covering their face (because it's upside down)

On the side of a small brown house is a large painting of a woman's head and neck. Short black hair, pink cheeks and her eyes are closed. The lower part of the picture is behind a fence. The picture takes up the whole side of the house.

a red bicycle is parked outside a bike shop that has a painting of a person on bicycle by the door. It is beside a bike path and the train tracks.

street art painting of two fat men's faces, white line drawing on black background, on a wall beside a sign that says Bike Shop

long abstract looking headless man lying horizontal, street art painting across the bottom of a building with wood siding. Written above in large black letters is Eve Novs

three small pink and white monkey wheatpastes under a large geometric (square) lettering tags. The monkeys are right by the ground. One is wearing sunglasses, one is wearing headphones and one is wearing a respirator. An interpretation of see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil

row of old brick buildings with diagonal rooflines covered with graffiti beside a bike path near Jewell train station

row of old brick buildings with diagonal rooflines covered with graffiti beside a bike path near Jewell train station - large text graffiti that says Eve MVH and the words "sit and wait" written underneath. Jamsr Klustr written in large letters above it.

geometric tag in white letters with black and orange accents on a red brick wall. Small letters of the words fwo, feeby and idem

tag graffiti, two pieces, on a wall beside a side walk

two trees in front a low small building with the side covered with one street art painting

an interesting piece of street art, horizontal across a building, letters, but some animals incorporated into it. K E and S and H for sure but not sure what the other letters are.

Outdoor graffiti on a corner wall by train tracks and a parking lot at Jewell train station

graffiti tag where the top half of the letters are yellow and the bottom half is orange. On green capital T is in the middle

looking across the train tracks to a side of a building that has been covered with street art

a row of terrace houses in Brunswick Melbourne with a parking lot at the left side. The side of the house closest to the car park has a mural painted on it.

a street art painting of the Hulk (green man) smashing through a wall with just his hands.

tag in pinks and blues with the letter a i c (or eric) in the corner

looking across the train tracks to a side of a building that has been covered with street art

mural with symbols of industry, gears, power line, smoke stacks,

Horizontal blue tag, letters, graffiti across the bottom of a building. Across the upper two floors is a large peeling paper wheatpaste of a person flying with two children holding onto the legs.

Melbourne PT train on train tracks as it passes by a wall of graffiti and some buildings behind the wall

colourful stylized abstract graffiti on a wall, an eyeball included

streetart paper wheatpaste black and white life sized photo of person standing on their hands on an orange brick wall

a street art painting of an orange fish (not realistic looking) sitting in a glass bowl, with a surprised expression on its face

Union Lane, Melbourne

Union Lane is a short alley in downtown Melbourne and like a lot of lanes in Melbourne, there is some street art on the walls.  Here is a selection:

on a grey metal door in an alley, a simplistic painting of a chubby black boy wearing a white shirt and holding a bunch of white, pink, and red balloons, some of the balloons are drifting away.

a multi coloured face painting in an alley that has had stickers added to it. The word beside the face is blender

5 old cassette tapes are mounted on a wall and then covered with spray paint as part of a street art piece in Melbourne

A grey man's face street art painting in Union Lane in Melbourne
street art in a lane of a man's face in orange, he has a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. A large orange tag (only partially seen) is across his forehead

a balaclava mounted on a wall in an alley in such a way that it looks like a face, covered in pink and gold spray paint as part of a street art piece

In Union Lane, Melbourne, on a wall, a drawing of buddha's face with the words to Hare Krishna written beside it, along with "be happy"

Two wheatpaste pictures of women. On the left is a woman in a head scarf with the name Malala Yousafai written below. On the right is another woman in a head scarf and a thought bubble that says 'My purpose is to serve humanity'.

The head and neck of a creature with a beak, with a droopy melted pencil lying across it, plus words in a square that say bmd Noah Eva, plus of Bill Murray beside sign that says Bill Posters Prosecuted

a man's face wheatpaste in the foreground and a double metal guard rail mounted on a wall and covered with graffiti in the background

little monsters, green, pink and purple with big eyes and scared open mouths

street art painting of a woman's head, shoulder length black hair, sunglasses and also a peeling paper wheatpaste

white sticky tape face-like creation on the pavement

a wall in a laneway in Melbourne, on it are three things, a sign that says "Bill Posters Prosecuted", a paper wheatpaste of a silhouette of a naked woman, and a face in two colours - orange on one side and white on the other, with the name Tina written on it. The orange side has eye open and the white side has eye closed.

 

world wide warehouse

The World Wide Warehouse is on the corner of Easey and Budd Streets in the Collingwood area of Melbourne.   It’s not actually a warehouse now, it’s the home of PBS 106.7 FM radio.   The lower part of it is covered with posters for events as well as a lot of  street art and graffiti.  A lot of the paper pieces are peeling away or torn.

The side of World Wide Warehouse, a two storey brick bulding that is quite long. The lower level is cover with graffiti and street art except where the windows are

below: A squid, a hand and many symbols – star of David, diamond, peace and female to name a few.  There is also a key to something.

wheatpaste, black on white, graffiti on a brick wall that has some green spray paint on it, drawing is of a squid with a head that looks like a hand with five fingers. there are other symbols on it too, a peace sign, a key, a star of David, a diamond, the symbol that equals female

below: professional loser on the right

graffiti on a brick wall, sync written in large block black letters, a black outlined white face, and a poster that says professional loser.

below: Christmas on Easey Street

A green cutout in the shape of a Christmas tree attached high up on a telephone pole. red circles are attached to it to look like tree ornaments.

below: Duster yelling with only half a face.  The other guy has only half a face, and come to think of it, so does the pink cat.

torn wheatpaste street art of a bare chested man, arm bent at the elbow, holding something in his hand. He is yelling but half of his face is missing

below: paper bunny on a faded head and a few faint words that look like sex

a wheatpaste bunny, white with black outline on a wall with a faded outline of a head in profile, otherwise painted black and blue

below: Do you even.  He sees with his camera, not his eyes.

A small relief sculpture of a man's torso painted yellow, headless, large muscles, with hands clasped together in front of his chest holding onto a camera. The words Do you even are written under one elbow.

below: toys and topless but no squares or hippies.  Everyone’s happy.

wheatpaste graffiti on a wall. A toy dump truck and a toy truck with a toy rabbut driving it. A poster of two topless women with the words not squares or hippies

A drawing of an older man with a beard, wearing a white hat, on a piece of paper attached to a brick wall

below:  The street art on the walls at the back of the warehouse, by the parking lot.

graffiti on a wall

mural on a wall, the top is black sky, the bottom is a scene of people, a city and 2 flying saucers or UFO's. Not realistic looking, cartoonish