New Order : Junio 16/18 Los Angeles 1989

John Baldessari, Kim Spurlock


Edition : First / New York / OFNY / Factory New York / 1989 / Softcover. / VG+
61 x 76 cm. Three colour litho on silk stock. A Little wear to edges.

Scarce poster issued by the short lived Factory New York arm set up by Wilson with Michael Shamberg at the helm. Factory NY was built with funds from the success of Joy Division, but declined and untimately ceased operation a few years later due to the disasterous Hacienda back in Manchester sucking up all the money. During the time Factory NY operated, a number of singles were issued, and concerts organised (most notable New Order at The Paradise Garage). The visual identity was a little more fluid than the UK operation, with numerous artists contributing to sleeves and posters. Baldessari designed two posters for Factory, both promoting New Order’s west coast tours. This poster refers to dates which were performed at Irvine Meadows in 1989, though no venue is mentioned. The performances were most likely part of the ‘Technique’ tour, though the visual identity here is eschewed for a striking composition by Baldessari.