17 Oct 2012
After Closer [Digital Edition] by Peter Saville 
s[edition], the digital platform for collecting contemporary art, launches today the After Closer [Digital Edition] by Peter Saville. This piece, which was and originally was conceived as a limited edition screen print in 2011 for the V&A's Postmodernism exhibition, references Joy Division's transition to New Order following Ian Curtis's suicide. More explicitly, it directly recalls the album 'Closer'.

After Closer [Digital Edition] by Peter Saville

s[edition] specialises in bringing digital limited edition artworks by the world’s leading artists to mobile phones, iPads, computers and television screens.

This digital limited edition of 1,000 is presented with an early bird offer. For a limited time, the price will be just £10 and will rise automatically as the edition sells out.

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