London: Cultural Traffic, 2020.
SIGNED 200mm x 270mm, 44pp
A curation of Mott’s fascination with the darkness of power, absolute power in particular. DICTATOR BANKNOTES | Toby Mott | December 2020 is designed as an album and contains 16 real dictator banknotes with text for each dictator alongside anecdotes of their barbarity and/or humorous notes on their colourful lives. Mott's presentation of these dictators opens a dialogue regarding identification with these flawed individuals and their bygone humanity. Dictators featured in the DICTATOR BANKNOTES | Toby Mott | December 2020: Sultan of Brunei, Chairman Mao, Papa Doc, Suharto, Shah of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein, Colonel Gaddafi, Genghis Khan, Samora Machel, Kim Il-Sung, King Fahd, Bashar al-Assad, Niyazov, Idi Amin, Tito. Design by Sam Boxer. Item #21602