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: Montreal Mural Alternatives:

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.

Update: Montreal Mural Alternatives:

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: Montreal Mural Alternatives:

Leonard Cohen Montreal Mural Alternative Version: You Want It Darker

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 image atop this post might be ideal.

Update: Montreal Mural Alternatives:

Leonard Cohen Mural To Be Created At 1420 Crescent St, Montreal

Not The Final Version,
Not The Only Leonard Cohen Montreal Mural

As this excerpt [via Google Translate] from Une image du projet de murale en hommage à Leonard Cohen dévoilée (TVA Bouvelles: June 12, 2017) indicates, the model in the above graphic does not show the actual image of Leonard Cohen that will be depicted in the mural

A first image of what the mural that will be created in honor of the late Montreal singer Leonard Cohen could be unveiled in the City’s documents. The mural, however, will be different from the picture and will instead be based on a photo that will be provided by Mr. Cohen’s family. The mural will be made by the MU on the building located at 1420 Crescent Street, in the downtown area, and will be visible from Mount Royal viewpoint. The project will cost $300,000. The greater part of this amount will be borne by the City of Montreal, or $200,000.

And, this is not the only Leonard Cohen mural going up in Montreal. According to Leonard Cohen looms large at Montreal’s Mural International Public Art Festival by Bill Brownstein (Montreal Gazette: June 9, 2017), there will also be a

nine-storey-high likeness of Leonard Cohen on the south façade of the Cooper Building on St-Laurent Blvd. – just a few hundred metres from where the poet/troubadour had lived for so many years. The Cohen tribute, expected to be complete by the end of the month, is the centrepiece of the fifth Mural International Public Art Festival, which was launched Thursday and will feature works

Update: Montreal Mural Alternatives:

Mural Honoring Leonard Cohen To Be Painted On 20-Story Building On Crescent St, Montreal

A mural in homage to singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen will be painted on the façade of a 20-storey building on Crescent Street, just north of Sainte-Catherine Street in the Ville-Marie borough, The press reported.

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre confirmed the news this morning on Twitter, by posting a photo of the building. “This magnificent downtown wall will become a magnificent 8500 sq. Ft. Mural by Leonard Cohen next September,” he wrote. The City must now approve funding for this $200,000 project.

Mayor Coderre promised to pay tribute to the Montreal artist, who died on November 7 at the age of 82. Although Leonard Cohen used to live in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough, where he owned a house opposite the Portuguese park, the City chose to paint a mural of the city center.

…This magnificent city wall will become a magnificent 8500 sq. Ft. Mural by Leonard Cohen by September next

From Une murale en hommage à Leonard Cohen by Jean Siag (La Presse: April 11, 2017) via Google Translate