Toby Mott

Artist Toby Mott

Toby Victor Mott is a British artist, designer and part-time Punk rock historian known for his work with the Grey Organisation, an artists' collective that was active in the 1980s, and for his fashion brand Toby Pimlico. More recently he has won acclaim for the Mott Collection, an archive of UK punk rock and political ephemera that includes over 1,000 posters, flyers and fanzines.
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Why punk and the Queen go hand in hand Financial Times Blogs - over 5 years
‘Sixty Punk Singles’, an exhibition at the Vinyl Factory featuring Toby Mott’s collection, is timed to coincide with the jubilee, says Peter Aspden
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It's (Probably) Great To Be In Los Angeles for Honor Fraser Show - New York Observer
Google News - over 6 years
Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles will be holding a punk rock panel this Saturday followed by the opening of two punk-themed exhibitions, “Loud Flash: British Punk on Paper,” curated by Toby Mott, and “It's Great To
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Art in Review
NYTimes - about 26 years
'Casual Ceremony' White Columns 154 Christopher Street West Village Through Jan. 13 This group exhibition at White Columns, an alternative space dedicated to the work of young and unknown artists, is especially good. It focuses on that famous gap between art and life, an interval that emerging artists find as fascinating today as their counterparts
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Toby Mott
  • 2014
    Age 50
    In 2014, Mott launched the website as a way to promote the brand.
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    In March 2014, Mott participated in London's Jewish Book Week.
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  • 2013
    Age 49
    In 2013, Mott curated an exhibition called "Where Have All The Bootboys Gone?
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    Esopus released material from the Mott Collection related to Margaret Thatcher in 2013.
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    In 2013, Toby Mott exhibited a print edition of the original album art work for De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising, displayed alongside memorabilia such as Mott's original sketch, his gold disc, and other items from his private collection.
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  • 2011
    Age 47
    In October 2011, Knightsbridge gallery New Contemporary presented a solo exhibition of paintings by Mott entitled 'This Means Everything'. "The show is collection of new paintings addressing our culture's present preoccupation with fame and success versus the historical background of nihilism and anarchy as epitomised by the punk movement."
    In September 2011 Toby Mott produced a series of paintings inspired by the 2011 England riots, the resulting exhibition 'Unrest' was exhibited at Vegas Gallery, London.
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  • 2008
    Age 44
    Mott divorced celebrity hairdresser Louise Galvin in 2008 after one year of marriage, as reported in the Evening Standard.
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  • 1991
    Age 27
    When GO disbanded in 1991, Mott pursued a solo career exhibiting at White Columns NYC, The Thomas Soloman Garage, Los Angeles and Interim Art, London.
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  • 1989
    Age 25
    In 1989 Mott designed album cover graphics for groups such as Information Society and De La Soul, most notably their debut album 3 Feet High and Rising
  • 1985
    Age 21
    In January 1985 the group committed an act of "art terrorism" by smuggling one of their paintings into the International Contemporary Arts Fair in London.
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  • 1984
    Age 20
    During this period Mott appeared in a number of films made by the British director Derek Jarman, notably The Angelic Conversation and also appearing in Gilbert & George's "Exister" pieces from 1984, currently in the Tate Collection.
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  • 1964
    Age 0
    Toby Mott was born in London 1964.
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