Cultural Traffic / Dashwood Books, 2020.
Condition: As New
First Edition of 200 copies
Violence Grows is a forceful, wide-ranging look at four iconoclastic female icons of the 1980’s. A four phase journey, focusing on three punk artists and one divisive politician: Margaret Thatcher, Honey Bane, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Vi Subversa. All four re-shaped antiquated ideas on identity, sexuality and the role of woman in a dysfunctional society. These four determined women set out to overturn the world they lived in. The confrontational content of Violence Grows examines a patriarchal elitist system and how culture can subvert it. Presenting material from the archive of The Mott Collection a counter-cultural archive of these transgressive women of the 1980’s with a pointed political edge. Art Direction by Jamie Reid the designer of Showboat: Punk/Sex/Bodies by The Mott Collection published by Dashwood Books, 2016. Text editor NYU’s Punk Professor Vivien Goldman. All copies are signed and dated by Toby Mott. 25x37x4 cm (10x15x2 inches). Item #16922