Deborah Teman was fed up with continually having to clean graffiti off her garage door.
Situated in a back alley, near the intersection of Laurier and Durocher avenues, Teman would often wake up in the morning to find the black garage door covered in spray paint.
“We had nasty graffiti on the door, and it looked terrible.”
One of her neighbours, artist JF LeBlanc, came up with a creative solution — paint a mural of a famous Montrealer on the garage door.
“He said, ‘Oh, maybe Carey Price or Leonard Cohen.’ I said, ‘What?! Did you say Leonard Cohen? OK, sold! You can use my garage door, you can do whatever you want,'” Teman told CBC.A Montreal artist was tired of seeing graffiti on this garage door, so he came up with the idea to paint a mural of Leonard Cohen. Video by CBC’s Jay Turnbull. 0:56
Teman, who was born in Paris but now lives in Montreal, is a big fan of the singer-songwriter and poet.
“For me, he’s the true Montrealer.”
Artist JF LeBlanc was tired of seeing graffiti on this garage door, so he came up with the idea to paint a mural of Leonard Cohen. (CBC)LeBlanc got to work. He spent about 30 hours on the gold and black mural.
“I decided to paint it in gold because he’s the man with the golden voice,” LeBlanc said.
Ever since the garage door was given a new look with Cohen’s portrait, the graffiti has stopped.
The garage door used to be a magnet for graffiti, but now people stop by the back alley in Outremont to take pictures instead. (CBC)”My…
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