The Heart Of Montreal


A new 1,020 square meter mural of the late Leonard Cohen in Montreal based on a 2008 photograph by Lorca Cohen and created by artists El Mac, Gene Pendon and a large team of assistants.

The mural required 10 weeks of work, 350 litres of paint and 240 cans of spray paint and features subtle red accents around the singer’s heart.

It was unveiled on Wednesday – just over a year after Cohen’s death.


10 thoughts on “The Heart Of Montreal

  1. DeSelby

    He was in Dublin about 10 years ago for Kings of Concrete. He is an amazing artist. He painted the face of a Mexican Man outside the Tivoli in Francis Street. It was there relatively untouched for about 7 years. It was my favourite piece of Dublin Street art.

  2. Otis Blue

    If only we had high rise in Dublin we could commemorate Bono in similar fashion.

    When the time comes, of course.

  3. Liam Deliverance

    That is beautiful, I don’t know how long it will continue to look good with the weathering but for now it’s magnificent and a giant tribute to a giant of a man. I like the red accent oh his heart and it does helps that he was a good looking fella. Can you imagine the planning dept chaos and objections if we tried to do something like that here.

  4. gorugeen

    What an amazing tribute. I had the good fortune of seeing him in Kilmainhan back in 08. It bucketed rain and we were given blue plastic ponchos. After the interval Leonard surveyed the crowd and said “you look so lovely in blue”. He could make it seem he was talking directly to you. Despite being completely drenched it was for me, by a mile, the very best musical experience of my life. A wee tip for any newbie parents… babies love Leonard.

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