Paul Stolper Gallery | Kevin Cummins; ‘Archivum’ | London | Nov 11 – Dec 23
11 November – 23 December 2022
Paul Stolper Gallery
31 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH UK
Private View and Book Signing | Thursday 10 November 6 – 8pm
Paul Stolper is pleased to announce ‘Archivum’ by Kevin Cummins, an exhibition of archival photographs of Joy Division, and the launch of the book ‘Archivum’, in both regular and limited edition, which shows for the first time over 50 unique black-and-white prints of the group, many printed just hours after concerts had finished. The book not only documents the history of a now iconic and era-defining group, but also focuses for the first time on the history of the photographs themselves, how and when they were printed, how Cummins composed his portraits, and how they were used.
Accompanying the exhibition will be the launch of the limited-edition version of ‘Archivum’, the regular edition of the book split into three separately bound chapters, each with a different cover which when put together side by side make up Kevin’s seminal photograph ‘Joy Division. Hulme, Manchester. 6 January 1979′. Packaged together in a foil-blocked slip case with the third volume signed on the cover by Kevin Cummins. The slip case includes a photogravure portrait of Ian Curtis ‘Untitled 6 January 1979’, which is also signed and numbered. Limited to 150 copies worldwide.