“I wish I were a Warhol silk screen hanging on the wall. Or little Joe or maybe Lou. I’d love to be them all. All New York’s broken hearts and secrets would be mine. I’d put you on a movie reel, and that would be just fine.”
For every icon, there is an unknown predecessor who paves the way. Before there was Kurt Cobain, there was Ian Curtis, lead singer of the post-punk band, Joy Division. Curtis’ incredible contribution to music is recognised here in Anton Corbijn’s film, “Control”. It’s only fitting that Corbijn serve as director since it was his early photographs of Joy Division that reflected the band’s dark, introspective songs. The original UK quad film poster to accompany the 2007 release was designed by the creative arts agency All City, who have produced a poignant and eye catching piece. The advertising campaign was very low key and the UK film poster that accompanied the extremely limited cinema release is truly scarce. Originally rolled this incredibly rare example displays to excellent effect and represents a hugely collectable item of music/film/cultural memorabilia presented in investment grade condition.
Trivia: The black-and-white film was actually shot in color, then transferred to black and white because, according to the director, the black and white film “was so grainy it looked like Super-8 even in 35 millimeter.”…more detail
UK Quad (30" x 40") Double Sided
British / UK
Near Mint minus / Originally Rolled (as issued)
Alexandra Maria Lara, Craig Parkinson, Joe Anderson, Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Toby Kebbell