Sherbrooke Street Art Walk
Montreal is home to an eclectic array of impressive outdoor sculptures. Created by some of our most talented artists and made possible by the generosity of individuals, organizations and companies, these artworks add both beauty and intrigue to our outdoor surroundings.
Although we may only afford them a passing glance as we rush off to our next appointment, these monuments have become intrinsic components of the Montreal cityscape.
With this in mind, I decided to take a closer look at some of the sculptures that I often pass on a daily basis - and what better way then by foot? So, along with my regular cast of characters, armed with coffees in hand, we set out for a glorious stroll along Sherbrooke Street to check out some of Montreal's finest outdoor art, and we would like to invite you to join us.
Beginning at Greene Avenue in Westmount heading east, we'd only had time for a few sips of our java before our first stop. Here in front of a brown edifice on the north side corner of Elm, we encountered a very familiar sculpture - yet nobody in the group or passer byers knew the artist or title. Reading the plaque we learned that this bronze gentleman perpetually perusing his newspaper is entitle Catching Up and is by well know American artist, J.Seward Johnson Jr.
It certainly helps give character and life to an otherwise non descript office building.