Two Leonard Cohen Montreal Mural Alternatives By Joel Singer

Joel Singer offers two alternatives, displayed above, for the Leonard Cohen Mural To Be Created At 1420 Crescent St, Montreal, the official model of which (below, left)  does not show the actual image of Leonard Cohen that will be depicted in the actual mural.I’ve been posting alternative versions, such as You Want It Darker (below, right). All posts about the Montreal mural, including alternatives, are collected at .

Leonard Cohen Montreal Mural Alternative Version: “Midnight Run For Cheetos At The Local 7/11”

Alter reading Leonard Cohen Mural To Be Created At 1420 Crescent St, Montreal and realizing the graphic, which seemed a tad bland to me, in the unveiled model (below, left) did not show the actual image of Leonard Cohen that will be depicted in the mural, I felt obligated to offer more compelling alternatives. Consequently, I posted the following options:

These have garnered a certain popularity. And, all the mural alternatives have been based on well known graphics associated with specific albums – until now. Today’s alternative employs a photo Lenard sent me with the caption (by Leonard) “Midnight Run For Cheetos At The Local 7/11.” While “local” in the photo refers to his Los Angeles home, I would argue that poetic license would allow the translocation to Montreal, especially since we know that Leonard’s passion for Cheetos has been documented on site in his hometown.

Leonard Cohen Montreal Mural Alternative Version: Popular Problems

As noted at Leonard Cohen Mural To Be Created At 1420 Crescent St, Montreal, the graphic in the unveiled model (below, left) does not show the actual image of Leonard Cohen that will be depicted in the mural. And, it seemed to me that the sample offered was – well, a tad bland. Naturally, I felt obligated to offer more compelling alternatives. If, for example, Montreal wanted it darker, the Leonard Cohen Montreal Mural Alternative Version: You Want It Darker (below, right) might work. Of course, Montreal has long claimed Leonard as Our Man, so perhaps the banana-munching Leonard Cohen from the  I’m Your Man cover might be appropriate.

The alternative atop today’s post features a graphic of the dapper Canadian singer-songwriter from the Popular Problems era.

Update: Leonard Cohen Montreal Mural Alternative Version: “Midnight Run For Cheetos At The Local 7/11”

You Want It Darker Leonard Cohen Montreal Mural Alternative Popularity Surges

As noted at Leonard Cohen Mural To Be Created At 1420 Crescent St, Montreal, the graphic in the unveiled model (above, left) does not show the actual image of Leonard Cohen that will be depicted in the mural. It seemed to me that the sample offered was – well, a tad bland, so I decided to offer more compelling alternatives. The first such alternative (above, right) displays Leonard in You Want It Darker mode.

Noticing an unexpected surge in views of that post, Leonard Cohen Montreal Mural Alternative Version: You Want It Darker, I looked into the source and was delighted to find that the good folks at Adweek had included a much appreciated link to the Cohencentric alternative as part of their coverage in Montreal Celebrates Native Son Leonard Cohen With Separate, Dueling Murals by Richard Horgan.

Cohencentric has also posted Leonard Cohen Montreal Mural Alternative Version: I’m Your Man with more to follow.

Video View Of Leonard Cohen Mural On St-Laurent Blvd, Montreal

The above video offers a sense of the scale of Kevin Ledo’s nine-story likeness of Leonard Cohen on the south facade of the Cooper Building on St-Laurent Blvd near Leonard’s Montreal home. The photo below displays a more complete version of the portrait. More information can be found at Leonard Cohen looms large at Montreal’s Mural International Public Art Festival

And, check out the other, even larger Leonard Cohen Montreal mural at Leonard Cohen Mural To Be Created At 1420 Crescent St, Montreal.

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Thanks to the many readers who alerted me to these murals

Leonard Cohen Montreal Mural Alternative Version: I’m Your Man

As noted at Leonard Cohen Mural To Be Created At 1420 Crescent St, Montreal, the graphic in the unveiled model (see below) does not show the actual image of Leonard Cohen that will be depicted in the mural. And, it seemed to me that the sample offered was – well, a tad bland. Naturally, I felt obligated to offer more compelling alternatives. If, for example, Montreal wanted it darker, the Leonard Cohen Montreal Mural Alternative Version: You Want It Darker might work. Of course, Montreal has long claimed Leonard as Our Man, so perhaps the image atop this post might be appropriate.

Update: