Flyer for New Order at Club 1018. Lawrence Weiner.

Flyer for New Order at Club 1018

New York, NY. 1986. 6 x 4 1⁄2 in. Left corner cut for design. Pink, yellow and black printing on white card stock. Item #5174

New York promoter, manager, and talent booker Ruth Polsky was a major player in the 1980s music scene, working at clubs such as Danceteria and Hurrah while tour managing and booking for The Smiths, The Sisters of Mercy, Cabaret Voltaire, New Order, and many other Factory Records bands. Polsky tragically passed away after being struck by a cab outside the Limelight in 1986. A few months after her death, New Order performed a tribute concert to benefit her family. In true Factory fashion, it was a family affair with multiple DJs and two opening bands. New Order played an encore of Joy Division songs “Atmosphere” and “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, the first time the band had played these songs live since the dissolution of Joy Division. This handbill, designed by Lawrence Weiner, is eye catching with bright yellow and pink inks with the top left corner cut out.

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