Earlier this week, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre announced that the city would be creating a giant mural honouring legendary artist Leonard Cohen.
— DenisCoderre (@DenisCoderre) April 11, 2017
The mural will be 8,500 square metres in size and will be located on a 20-storey building on Crescent Street, just north of Sainte Catherine Street West.
Montreal artist Gene Pendon and American artist El Mec will be collaborating to create this magnificent work of art, one in a series of works titled, “Montreal’s Great Artists.”
The mural will supposedly be visible from the Mont Royal lookout and painting will begin this June.
We can’t wait to see the final mural in all its glory!
This special project isn’t the only homage to the famed Canadian artist happening in Montreal this year. The Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art is introducing an exhibition on the life of Cohen, titled “A Crack In Everything.” The exhibit is set to open November 9, 2017.