26 Oct 2010
Kevin Cummins Joy Division book NYC launch 
White Columns and Rizzoli are proud to present a book launch plus a one night only exhibition of Kevin Cummins' seminal photographs of Joy Division on Monday 1 November 2010 at 6pm.

Kevin Cummins will be present to sign copies of his extraordinary new book Joy Division which features an introduction by Jay McInerney and a conversation with Bernard Sumner.

The book will be available for purchase on the night, price $45.00. White Column's Matthew Higgs will provide a Factory Records soundtrack and there will be drinks and refreshments.

All are welcome

White Columns
320 West 13th Street
(enter on Horatio Street between 8th Avenue + Hudson)
New York 10014

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A Certain Ratio

"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

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