Alison Mosshart Announces CAR MA
Lead vocalist with The Kills and The Dead Weather, Alison Mosshart has spent the last 26 years on the road performing and living a predominantly transitory life. The daughter of a used car salesman, Mosshart grew up with a vivid appreciation for classic cars; for being behind the wheel and in the passenger seat. In the early days of The Kills they kept the band to a duo in order that they could tour America by car and throughout her life she has recorded her existence on the road with photography and journals.
CAR MA is Alison Mosshart’s first printed collection of paintings, photographs, short stories, and poetry. It is a book about cars, rock n’ roll, and love. It’s a book about America, performance, and life on the road. It’s a book about fender bender portraiture, story tellin' tire tracks, and the never-ending search for the spirit under the hood.
CAR MA, is a 112 page love letter to the motorcar, and - more specifically - the perceptivity gained from a life spent relishing them. Already renowned as a lyricist, Mosshart’s reputation in the art world has been growing over the past few years as galleries in New York, London and Los Angeles have staged exhibitions of her paintings. CAR MA includes some of these along with hundreds of photographs she’s taken along the way. Her prose is electric, inspired by the images she was collating for the book, it provides a narrative to the anthology; a first person walk through Alison’s journals as she details memories, places, conversations, relationships, journeys and - of course - cars.
CAR MA is available for purchase through Third Man Records OR DM/email the gallery to purchase.
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