Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division (1981)

£49.95

An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division. The record was released in 1981, on the Factory record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of Cupid holding a torn heart

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Joy Division, 80s New Wave, Factory Records or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a satin black box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Love Will Tear Us Apart
Media Artist/s: Joy Division
Record Label: Factory
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Rock / New Wave

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Additional information about this, Joy Division vinyl art.

Joy Division – The Artist

Joy Division were an English rock band formed in Salford in 1976. The group consisted of vocalist Ian Curtis, guitarist/keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris. Sumner and Hook formed the band after attending a Sex Pistols concert. While Joy Division’s first recordings were heavily influenced by early punk, they soon developed a sound and style that made them one of the pioneers of the post-punk movement. Their self-released 1978 debut EP An Ideal for Living drew the attention of the Manchester television personality Tony Wilson, who signed them to his independent label Factory Records. Their debut album Unknown Pleasures, recorded with producer Martin Hannett, was released in 1979. Curtis suffered from personal problems including a failing marriage, depression, and epilepsy. As the band’s popularity grew, Curtis’s condition made it increasingly difficult for him to perform; he occasionally experienced seizures on stage. He committed suicide on the eve of the band’s first American tour in May 1980, aged 23. Joy Division’s second and final album, Closer, was released two months later; it and the single “Love Will Tear Us Apart” became their highest charting releases.The remaining members regrouped under the name New Order. They were successful throughout the next decade, blending post-punk with electronic and dance music influences.

Love Will Tear Us Apart – The Song

Love Will Tear Us Apart is a song by English rock band Joy Division, released in June 1980. Its lyrics were inspired by lead singer Ian Curtis’s marriage problems and frame of mind before his suicide in May 1980

Cupid – The Shape

This record had been modelled into Cupid holding a torn heart. In classical mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars. He is also known in Latin as Amor (“Love”). His Greek counterpart is Eros. Although Eros is generally portrayed as a slender winged youth in Classical Greek art, during the Hellenistic period, he was increasingly portrayed as a chubby boy. During this time, his iconography acquired the bow and arrow that represent his source of power: a person, or even a deity, who is shot by Cupid’s arrow is filled with uncontrollable desire.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm

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