Cultural Traffic and The Mott Collection

Cultural Traffic and The Mott Collection British Punk on Paper The Mott Collection is a compelling portrait of a particular moment in British popular culture, at the bitter end of the post-war period.

It tells its story through a unique collection of several hundred posters, flyers and other ephemera assembled by artist and erstwhile punk, Toby Mott. With the passion of a true fan and an artist’s eye for an image, he has gathered the evidence of the short life and premature, messy end of British Punk. There are iconic images by artists such as Jamie Reid and Linder Sterling, as well as flyers, gig posters, and zines, crudely cut and pasted by anonymous hands. A fascinating collection of political material supplies further context of a nation of unrest, torn by extremism, recording attempts by political extremes of both left and right to co-opt the power of youth. Ephemeral and throwaway as each of these objects were, collected together they tell, in uniquely immediate and visual terms, a part of the history of Britain, the history of ideas, and the history of art. Punk has always exerted a fascination, but perhaps never stronger than at this moment. The legacy of punk has permeated modern culture and society, and its visual vocabulary infuses much contemporary art, while the punk spirit resonates in particular with the anti-elitist, DIY ethos of today’s young, blogging artists and musicians. This exhibition recalls the anarchic spirit of authenticity and amateurism, the volatile and ambiguous celebration of negativity, creativity, violence and protest that was Punk.

It tells its story through a unique collection of several hundred posters, flyers and other ephemera assembled by artist and erstwhile punk, Toby Mott. With the passion of a true fan and an artist’s eye for an image, he has gathered the evidence of the short life and premature, messy end of British Punk. There are iconic images by artists such as Jamie Reid and Linder Sterling, as well as flyers, gig posters, and zines, crudely cut and pasted by anonymous hands. A fascinating collection of political material supplies further context of a nation of unrest, torn by extremism, recording attempts by political extremes of both left and right to co-opt the power of youth. Ephemeral and throwaway as each of these objects were, collected together they tell, in uniquely immediate and visual terms, a part of the history of Britain, the history of ideas, and the history of art. Punk has always exerted a fascination, but perhaps never stronger than at this moment. The legacy of punk has permeated modern culture and society, and its visual vocabulary infuses much contemporary art, while the punk spirit resonates in particular with the anti-elitist, DIY ethos of today’s young, blogging artists and musicians. This exhibition recalls the anarchic spirit of authenticity and amateurism, the volatile and ambiguous celebration of negativity, creativity, violence and protest that was Punk.

Operating as usual

06/05/2021

Cultural Traffic will be releasing free NFTs from our artists on a first come first served basis this weekend.
This is in celebration of our first month of operating http://CulturalTrafficNFT.com
now with a roster of over 40 legendary and emerging artists.
Mistress Mothers Day Event
Hosted by Brittany Andrews the cult superstar Punk Playboy model with London Punk artist Toby Mott.
Live on Clubhouse
Sunday 8th May
8pm London: 3pm NYC: 12 Noon LA
Together they have created a series of NFTs titled, ‘BrittPunk’. Featuring Miss Andrews’ subversive attitude juxtaposed with Mott’s artwork; a collision of energies expressed as raw Punk collage.
Don’t miss your chance to get ‘I’m Bored’ for free on Sunday during the live Clubhouse event.
https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/M1vL6VRm

06/04/2021

KURT NFT
Martyn Goodacre X Gil De Ray
Goodacre's portrait of Kurt Cobain is an iconic photograph of the ill fated Nirvana front man.
This collaboration between Martyn Goodacre X Gil De Ray has produced animated images from Goodacre’s library of photographs and is hosted on Cultural Traffic's new NFT platform
CulturalTraffic.com

CLUBHOUSE LIVE TODAYCultural Traffic is pleased to announce its expansion into the digital art space with the launch of ...
28/03/2021

CLUBHOUSE LIVE TODAY
Cultural Traffic is pleased to announce its expansion into the digital art space with the launch of our new NFT platform.
Join us live today Sunday on Clubhouse
NFT DROP Counter Culture aka PUNK
7pm London: 2pm NYC: 11am LA
https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/M4k3LRyK

CLUBHOUSE LIVE TODAY
Cultural Traffic is pleased to announce its expansion into the digital art space with the launch of our new NFT platform.
Join us live today Sunday on Clubhouse
NFT DROP Counter Culture aka PUNK
7pm London: 2pm NYC: 11am LA
https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/M4k3LRyK

My Funny ValentineFIG’s sixteenth auctionBidding starting at £75.00 there is an opportunity for everyone to participate ...
02/02/2021

My Funny Valentine
FIG’s sixteenth auction
Bidding starting at £75.00 there is an opportunity for everyone to participate and acquire an artwork for themselves or a loved one, in time for Valentine's Day
Bid on auction lots at FIGAuction.com

My Funny Valentine
FIG’s sixteenth auction
Bidding starting at £75.00 there is an opportunity for everyone to participate and acquire an artwork for themselves or a loved one, in time for Valentine's Day
Bid on auction lots at FIGAuction.com

Come visit us SaturdayTHE ESCAPE PROJECT: TOBY MOTTVisit online https://www.tobyshop.comVisit the Chelsea studio at: 304...
11/12/2020

Come visit us Saturday
THE ESCAPE PROJECT: TOBY MOTT
Visit online https://www.tobyshop.com
Visit the Chelsea studio at:
304a Fulham Road
On the corner with Ifield Rd
London, SW10 9ER
Open Everyday
Please let us know when you would like to visit by email: [email protected]
or call us 07825250203
Whilst wondering where I would like to escape to during the first Covid lockdown and asking others where they too would like to escape, this drawing project was born.
The plan was an exhibition in the run up to Christmas but as they say, 'make plans and God laughs’. So now the show is open at my Chelsea studio and available here at TobyShop.com

DICTATOR BANKNOTESNEW BOOK SHIPPING FOR XMASDictator Banknotes, a new publication by Toby Mott. A curation of Mott’s fas...
04/12/2020

DICTATOR BANKNOTES
NEW BOOK SHIPPING FOR XMAS
Dictator Banknotes, a new publication by Toby Mott. A curation of Mott’s fascination with the darkness of power, absolute power in particular. The publication 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 publication: 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.
Exclusive first edition of 50, signed by the author.
Risograph printed inner with a silkscreened cover.
200mm x 270mm, 44 pages
https://culturaltrafficshop.com/.../dictator-banknotes...

The LOVE collection has landed in my gallery at 304a Fulham Road. • A4 and A3 pieces available (A3 pieces shown in the f...
13/11/2020

The LOVE collection has landed in my gallery at 304a Fulham Road.

• A4 and A3 pieces available (A3 pieces shown in the following photos)

Please message me if you are interested in purchasing a piece or if you have any queries ‼️

#tobyescapeproject #culturaltraffic

16/09/2020

FREEWAY ISSUE 3

THIS ZINE IS MADE BY YOUTH WHO FREQUENT MY FRIENDS PLACE, A SAFE HAVEN FROM THE STREETS OF HOLLYWOOD.

THEY TOOK DISPOSABLE CAMERAS AND PENS INTO THEIR LIVES TO CAPTURE WHAT THEY SAW, THEN WORKED ON EDITS AND LAYOUT.

FEATURING ANDREW • BUDORFLY • CHRIS W • DAIDYN DAMON • DARREL • DENISE • DREW • DYLAN GABBY • HUNCHO • JOE • KE’TRAVIOUS • KEIY LELE • MARIE • MOLINA • RAVEN • RIVO

FOUNDING EDITORS • TOBY MOTT • ELIZABETH DANIELS • GLEN LUCHFORD

PUBLISHED 2020

03/06/2020
Grey Organisation 1983-1991

Grey Organisation 1983-1991
Video Here https://youtu.be/E7zjbq55DVg

The Grey Organisation was an art collective of four young artists working in London and New York between 1983 and 1991 who, through their many projects, both gave pleasure and antagonised people – the antagonisms sometimes exceeding the pleasures. By systematically throwing large quantities of grey paint on every single gallery front in London’s then art centre, Cork Street, the Grey Organisation did not endear themselves to the art world. The consequence has been that the art world, enjoying a tight grip on its own history, has punished the Grey Organisation for its excesses by denying it historical attention – at least, so far.
Art writer Neal Brown reads aloud from his essay as published in Grey Organisation: Cork Street (Richardson, 2019).
Grey Organisation 1983-1991 samples a selection of documentary material from the Grey Organisation archive held by The Mott Collection in London. Represented are projects, ephemera, and events created by the art collective, indicating the great breadth and variety of their creative endeavour between 1983-1991.

Grey Organisation 1983-1991 The Grey Organisation was an art collective of four young artists working in London and New York between 1983 and 1991 who, throu...

VIOLENCE GROWS: Cosey Fanni Tutti, Honey Bane, Margaret Thatcher, Vi Subversa a new publication by Toby Mott available n...
29/04/2020

VIOLENCE GROWS:
Cosey Fanni Tutti, Honey Bane, Margaret Thatcher, Vi Subversa a new publication by Toby Mott available now

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. 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.

This empowering collection of galvanising ephemera highlights the political and social troubles of the past whilst illuminating the times we’re living through right now.

Violence Grows is four image-based publications, one dedicated to each subject; Margaret Thatcher, Honey Bane, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Vi Subversa. One A3 poster and a vintage sheet of Margaret Thatcher toilet paper all housed in a sticker embellished mailer box.

VIOLENCE GROWS publication flip through
https://youtu.be/5jEV6NYjIac

VIOLENCE GROWS pdf spreads
https://youtu.be/1NtnsjaoaTs

AVAILABLE AT

CULTURAL TRAFFIC LONDON UK
https://culturaltrafficshop.com

DASHWOOD BOOKS NY USA
https://www.dashwoodbooks.com/pages/books/16922/toby-mott/violence-grows-margaret-thatcher-honey-bane-cosey-fanni-tutti-and-vi-subversa-pre-order-shipping

[email protected] DETROIT USA
HTTPS://WWW.BKST.CO/COLLECTIONS/ALL/PRODUCTS/VIOLENCE-GROWS-MARGARET-THATCHER-HONEY-BANE-COSEY-FANNI-TUTTI-VI-SUBVERSA-PRE-ORDER

1977 RECORDS TOKYO JAPAN
HTTPS://1977RECORDS.COM/POST/616319179814043648/VIOLENCE-GROWS-MARGARET-THATCHER-HONEY-BANE

Editor: Toby Mott.
Art Direction: Jamie Reid, Design: Emmanuel O’Brien.
Text Editor: Vivien Goldman.
Published by Cultural Traffic and Dashwood Books.
First Edition 200 Copies signed and dated by Toby Mott.
Published 2020, on the occasion of the touring exhibition ‘Violence Grows’
All source material courtesy of The Mott Collection. ISBN 978-1-83853-186-7

06/03/2020

Grey Organisation: The Cork Street Attack
London Tuesday May 21st 1985
More videos on our YouTube channel
shorturl.at/fQR04

GREY ORGANISATION: CORK STREET
TOBY MOTT
Grey Organisation was an artist collective founded in London between 1983 and 1991. The GO showed in London, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo working in mediums of painting, sculpture, film and video. Most infamously, the GO staged an “art terrorist action,” vandalizing the establishment art galleries on Cork St in central London with buckets of grey paint in protest at the galleries’ lack of support for emerging artists.
A Richardson Publication Art Direction Alex McWhirter 50 pages, black and white, perfect binding with essays by Neal Brown and Stewart Home Signed Edition of 100

The book documenting this action is available at
https://richardsonshop.com/products/grey-organisation-cork-street-book

03/03/2020

Grey Organisation: Peace For Our Time art action 1986 [more info below]

We have launched the Cultural Traffic YouTube channel
shorturl.at/fQR04

Cultural Traffic arts project is working with The Mott Collection to digitalise the Grey Organisation archive of film and video. The Grey Organisation Super 8, Video, TV appearances and documentaries are now available to view on the Cultural Traffic YouTube channel.

This is part of an ongoing project with the Grey Organisation archive, making this work available to a wider audience.

The Grey Organisation arts collective based in London and NY were active from 1983 -1990. The GO worked in various mediums including film and video. Their early films were shown at institutions such as the London Film-Makers' Co-op, the Tate, and the ICA who at that time were engaged in showing much of the new video and film being made in the UK.

The GO later film and video works were carried by Printed Matter in NY and their commercial work broadcast on the music cable channel MTV.

Grey Organisation: Peace For Our Time art action 1986
Grey Organisation video recording of a performance action by 20 plus grey members near the ICA London.
A large gathering of the Grey Organisation and affiliates on 14th August 1986 gathered on The Mall London with a re-enactment of
Neville Chamberlain showing the Anglo-German Declaration to a crowd at Heston Aerodrome on 30 September 1938 where he stated, "I have returned from Germany with peace for our time.

TOBY MOTT: EMPTY THE ARCHIVE12th–16th FebruaryOpen daily and by appointmentWednesday – Sunday 12–5pmReception Thursday 1...
11/02/2020

TOBY MOTT: EMPTY THE ARCHIVE
12th–16th February
Open daily and by appointment
Wednesday – Sunday 12–5pm
Reception Thursday 13th February 6–8pm
198 Kensington Park Rd
Notting Hill, London W11 1NR
http://r.mottnews.com/acrr2hmjlht7e.html?t=1581444818

28/11/2019

MIAMI INTERN NEEDED
Cultural Traffic will be at NADA Miami during Art Basel December 5–8, 2019
Contact us for internship details

NADA Miami
Ice Palace Studios
1400 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

Cultural Traffic Arts Fair Los AngelesExhibitor Booking Now OpenPlease confirm your interest in a full or half table by ...
24/10/2019

Cultural Traffic Arts Fair Los Angeles
Exhibitor Booking Now Open
Please confirm your interest in a full or half table by email
Full Table $125
Half Table $75
[email protected]

We return to Los Angeles on Saturday 23rd November for our celebration of radical print and creativity in LA’s arts community West Adams neighbourhood at Delicious Pizza.
Come join us with our program of live performance, talks, pizza and the exchange of books, zines, fashion and art from our exhibitors at this open event.
See you soon
Toby & The Cultural Traffic Team

LATEST CULTURAL TRAFFIC NEWS HERE
http://r.mottnews.com/7rifyv7wp4c.html?t=1571651610

CULTURAL TRAFFIC ARTS FAIR
LOS ANGELES
Saturday 23 November 2019
Free Entry 12–8pm
Delicious Pizza
5419 W Adams Blvd [at Hauser]
Los Angeles
California 90016

SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBERCULTURAL TRAFFIC ARTS FAIR LONDONPUBLISHING NOW TALK 2PM WITHLuisa Le Voguer Couyetin – HATE zineIri...
30/09/2019

SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER
CULTURAL TRAFFIC ARTS FAIR LONDON
PUBLISHING NOW TALK 2PM WITH
Luisa Le Voguer Couyetin – HATE zine
Iris Luz – PC Erotic magazine
Dinah Gold – The London Vagabond

Cultural Traffic, the arts and publishing fair, will hold its fourth London edition at Old Spitalfields Market, Saturday 5th October. Its new talks programme, which like the fair is free of charge, will take place throughout the day and includes the following speakers:
Pandemonia – Post Pop Sensation
Luisa Le Voguer Couyetin – HATE zine
Iris Luz – PC Erotic magazine
Dinah Gold – The London Vagabond
Scarlett Cannon – Blitz Kid
Philip Sallon – Style innovator, Club impresario

This series of talks have been created to incite conversations about the current cultural landscape, in particular the impact of digital technology

CULTURAL TRAFFIC
Saturday 5th October
Free Entry 11am–8pm
Old Spitalfields Market
Central Mezzanine Terrace
8 Horner Square
London E1 6EW

FULL PROGRAM + FREE BOOKING + FOLLOW LINK
http://r.mottnews.com/7rhx077wp4c.html?t=1569852373

NEW SPEAKER PROGRAM CULTURAL TRAFFIC ARTS FAIR LONDON FREE BOOKING + FOLLOW LINK Cultural Traffic talks programme will t...
25/09/2019

NEW SPEAKER PROGRAM
CULTURAL TRAFFIC ARTS FAIR LONDON
FREE BOOKING + FOLLOW LINK
Cultural Traffic talks programme will take place throughout the day and includes the following speakers:

Pandemonia – Post Pop Sensation
Luisa Le Voguer Couyet – HATE zine
Iris Luz – PC Erotic magazine
Dinah Gold – The London Vagabond
Scarlett Cannon – Blitz Kid
Philip Sallon – Style innovator, Club impresario

Cultural Traffic, the arts and publishing fair, will hold its fourth London edition at Old Spitalfields Market, Saturday 5th October.
This series of talks have been created to incite conversations about the current cultural landscape, in particular the impact of digital technology.

Saturday 5th October
Free Entry 11am–8pm
Old Spitalfields Market
Central Mezzanine Terrace
8 Horner Square
London E1 6EW
http://sh1.sendinblue.com/7rhx077wp4c.html?t=1569415988

#CULTURALTRAFFIC

19/09/2019
KRAFTWERK: DANCE FOREVER

SATURDAY NYC
KRAFTWERK: DANCE FOREVER
OPENING RECEPTION
6:00–10:00 PM Free Entry
Mast Books
72 Avenue A
NY NY 10009

13/09/2019

Why is Charlotte driving my car..??
Because we are off to New York City for
KRAFTWERK: DANCE FOREVER

PRESENTED by MAST BOOKS + CULTURAL TRAFFIC
OPENING RECEPTION
SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
6:00–10:00 PM Free Entry
Host Ava Berlin and DJ Aiden T

Mast Books
72 Avenue A
NY NY 10009

LONDON COME JOIN USNOW BOOKING TABLESCULTURAL TRAFFIC ARTS FAIRSaturday 5th OctoberFree Entry 11am - 8pmOld Spitalfields...
10/09/2019

LONDON
COME JOIN US
NOW BOOKING TABLES
CULTURAL TRAFFIC ARTS FAIR
Saturday 5th October
Free Entry 11am - 8pm
Old Spitalfields Market
Central Mezzanine Terrace
8 Horner Square
London E1 6EW
[email protected]
http://culturaltraffic.com

NEW YORK CITYMAST BOOKS + CULTURAL TRAFFIC PRESENT KRAFTWERK: DANCE FOREVEROPENING RECEPTIONSATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER6:00–10...
08/09/2019

NEW YORK CITY
MAST BOOKS + CULTURAL TRAFFIC PRESENT
KRAFTWERK: DANCE FOREVER
OPENING RECEPTION
SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
6:00–10:00 PM Free Entry
Host Ava Berlin DJ Aiden T

Mast Books
72 Avenue A
NY NY 10009

NEW LUXURY PUNKA few painting from my new series are availableWhich One Do You Want..??Tell Me Now & I’ll Send It To You...
09/08/2019

NEW LUXURY PUNK
A few painting from my new series are available
Which One Do You Want..??
Tell Me Now & I’ll Send It To You
Pay Via My Paypal Link
https://www.paypal.me/tobymott

Toby Mott’s paintings – not dissimilar to religious icons – combine a debased, trash-punk aesthetic with the status symbols of the high fine arts. Mott uses superlative materials, such as gold and silver, in combination with some subverted high craft skills, lots of art historical awareness, and all signed off with the authenticity of the artist’s signature – although on close inspection we see that Mott’s signature is not hand written, but crudely stencilled.

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