Leonard Cohen Broadside “You Do Not Have To Love Me”

This broadside features the poem, You Do Not Have To Love Me, by Leonard Cohen (originally published in Selected Poems 1956-1968) and an original oil painting by artist-poet-publisher Soheyl Dahi.

Note: This material was originally posted Jan 13, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric, when this broadside was being offered at auction.

Kevin Ledo Talks About His Leonard Cohen Mural On Montreal’s St Laurent Blvd

“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.

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 .

Update: Montreal Mural Alternatives:

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.