Note: This material was originally posted Jan 13, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric, when this broadside was being offered at auction.
“In his music, I relate to the melancholy and
beauty, the joy and the stories, his longing
lyrics and his clever poetry.”
Kevin Ledo on Leonard Cohen
Mimi Lela alerts us to this interview with Kevin Ledo, who explains how the Leonard Cohen Mural On Montreal’s St Laurent Blvd, was created: Immortalizing Leonard Cohen In An Iconic Mural by Mira Silvers (CultMontreal: July 13, 2017). Well worth reading.
While many folks wondered and speculated about those purple lines on the nine story Leonard Cohen portrait on Montreal’s St Laurent Blvd, Mimi Lela went to the source, artist Kevin Ledo.
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: I’m Your Man
- Leonard Cohen Montreal Mural Alternative Version: Popular Problems
- 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
- The Casual Look
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.