Special priced bundle, available for a limited time and exclusively for our newsletter subscribers. Includes…
- Modern Primitives. Rare, limited edition hardback autographed by V. Vale. Only 500 copies made. Super archival edition printed on superior, glossy art paper for sharper images. This is the 20th Anniversary Edition of MODERN PRIMITIVES—a book which launched a “Revolution” and introduced the world to body piercing and state-of-the-art tattoos.
- Bob Flanagan: Super Masochist. A last copy of one of our hardest to find books. Fully illustrated with shocking photos. Those who have read the text were overcome by the sincerity, humanity & warmth of Bob Flanagan, R.I.P.
- Photo print of Bob Flanagan at the Modern Primitives opening in 1989 – moments before be nailed his testicles to a board as part of his performance. Never seen before, and signed by V. Vale.
- A signed mini-print of the Modern Primitives book cover.
Praise for Modern Primitives:
“As the man credited with launching the contemporary tattoo and body-modification movements almost single-handedly, UC Berkeley grad V. Vale has been called a prophet. His 1989 book MODERN PRIMITIVES inspired a generation to ink, pierce, and decoratively scar itself, not to mention branding itself with hot metal and rerouting its genitals.”—Anneli Rufus, East Bay Express
“Modern Primitives is a stunning compilation, so densely packed with strange material that all adds up to something much more than a succession of mere weirdnesses — the human body as its own extreme metaphor, or the body as an extreme metaphor of its own mind. A real terminal document.” – J.G. Ballard
“A whole new generation needs to be exposed to this foundational handbook and manifesto for the body modification generation.”—Tattoo Mike