Divine & John Waters

Unvarnished book depicts the decline and fall of western civilization with the senses-shattering re-release of cult classic WHITE TRASH UNCUT.

"Before Kim Kardashian's butt and Lindsay Lohan's arrests, before justin beibers egged houses and before housewives became real, there was another kind of white trash… captured by my lens…"  the book’s author Christopher Makos told The ENQUIRER.

Makos' now rare and out-of-print original edition fetches over $500 on Amazon but has just been reissued in a glossy new edition from Gliterrati with new pix featuring the "Superstars of PUNK".

Back in 1977 as a bankrupt New York City was plunged into a maelstrom of madness, crime and despair  –  from  the bowels of the underground scene emerged a shocking new attitude – one that forever changed the landscape of celebrity, art and music.

WHITE TRASH UNCUT chronicled the excesses of the punk scene as it came of age on the mean streets of Manhattan – interspersed in a breathtaking montage of imagery captured by Mako’s masterful lens are bold-face portraits of David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Richard Hell, film director John Waters and his superstar thesp – the transgendered Divine – among others.

The tome also includes essays by renowned NYC gallery owner art dealer Andrew Crispo (no stranger himself to excess of the ‘70s and ‘80s) and famed artist Peter Wise as they put Punk with a capital "P" into the cultural aesthetic that endures even in these future shock-valued times.

Christopher Makos’ WHITE TRASH UNCUT captures the dangerous allure as the worlds of “uptown” and “downtown” merged in a miasma of hellspawn glory torn between grimy t-shirts and high-fashion leather.

Don’t miss it.