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La bolduc
2018
Laurent Gascon

Born in Montréal in 1949, Gascon founded ”the Murality Squad” in 1971 which goal is to take art down to the street. He participates to Corrid’art in 1976, the exhibition of Olympic Game’s that was supposed to take place on Sherbrooke street.

During the 80’s and 90’s he explores different mediums. In 2000, he starts creating ceramics and mosaics in a very personal way in the Dominican Republic.

He makes his first mosaic mural in Montreal in 2009. His work is dedicated to the poster designer Vittorio, to the comedians Robert Gravel and Paul Buissonneau, to the rock singers Marjo and Plume, to poets and singers Raymond Lévesque, Pauline Julien and Gilles Vigneault.

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Details
Category
Mosaic, Mural
Acquisition mode
Commission from the artist
Funding
Arrondissement de Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Comité musique Maisonneuve
Overall size
3 x 2.6 m
Location
Location
Location
Maison de la Culture Maisonneuve
Localization
West Wall
Adress
4200 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1V 1K1
Accessibility
At all time
Tours
Tour
Tour
Mini-Tour series / Borough Hochelaga-Maisonneuve discover the Street Ontario
  • 8 Artworks
  • 28min
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  • Le cycle de la pollinisation

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Artwork description

Homage to Mary Rose Anne Travers, known as La Bolduc, musician, composer and signer of French Camadian folk music