PISSPOTPOURRI! by Modern Toss
Whistleblower Gallery presents: Modern Toss, 'Pisspotpourri!' A new collection of prints, original work, sculpture and video. A pungent collision of new and old sh*t that is connected and yet somehow disconnected.
This exhibition was going to be opening as part of the wonderful Brighton Fringe Festival. However, due to a worldwide pandemic, the festival had to be postponed.
We will be part of the festival when it opens again, meanwhile, the show went on... VIRTUALLY.
On May 14 our gallery held an 'opening' on Whistleblower Gallery's LIVE Instagram.
Thanks to all who attended!
The gallery offered Private Viewings on Zoom as well as regular Instagram LIVE hook ups.
This exhibition closed on July 21.
All works remaining will continue to be available on our website.
Who the fuck is Modern Toss?
Modern Toss are a couple of cack handed trouble-makers thinking up jokes and drawing them up for comics, greetings cards, books and animation. Prized by connoisseurs and collectors, their laugh out loud prints and artwork decorate toilet walls throughout the country. They made two TV series for Channel 4 along with an impressive stack of other short animations for the telly; in particular, Business Mouse, the daft as arseholes run ins of a foul mouthed entrepreneurial cockney mouse, proved a massive hit. Over the years Modern Toss have self published a whole rack of sharp and hilarious books, including the ever popular Work series. In 2014 a comprehensive appraisal of their groundbreaking work to date 'A Decade in the Shithouse’ , weighing in at nearly 5lbs, was hailed as "a contemporary cartoon classic" by someone at The Guardian. Their work features regularly in Private Eye, The Guardian, New Scientist and Esquire and bursts out occasionally in a crop of other magazines and newspapers.
In 2014 a Kickstarter campaign for their 10th anniversary book ‘A Decade in the Shithouse’ became the UK’s second biggest ever comic crowdfunding success, exceeding their target within 48 hours of going live. The book 'A Decade in the Shithouse' is now in it's third reprint and is described by the Guardian as a 'contemporary cartoon classic'.
"Badly drawn, utterly foul-mouthed, mean spirited and misanthropic... also very, very funny." The Independent on Sunday
"Modern Toss is the Bach of comedy." The Daily Telegraph
"Takes you to areas of the brain seldom visited." The Times
"A pure-gold anarchist's doodle pad with a rare quality - an imagination all its own." The Metro
"Barely serviceable drawings." The Guide
Modern Toss is the work of Jon Link and Mick Bunnage.
The Whistleblower Gallery team has been working with Modern Toss for over a decade. We are really happy to be working together once again to bring you a stunning, irreverent, beautiful and funny collection of print and original work.
A selection of videos produced by Modern Toss and Whistleblower Gallery, with studio visits, interviews and exhibition previews.