Linda McCartney. Photographs

25 April - 19 June 2008

James Hyman and Paul McCartney are delighted to announce an exhibition of 28 platinum photographs by Linda McCartney.

This is the first major exhibition of platinum prints by Linda McCartney to be presented in the UK. With the full support of Paul McCartney and his family, this exhibition is the result of a three-year collaboration with gallerist and art historian James Hyman.

Paul McCartney says: An exhibition presenting the range of Linda's photographic work is long overdue, so I'm obviously pleased that this show is happening. James Hyman, my daughter Mary, and I have worked on it now for three years, and the result is a sensitive selection of works that really demonstrates Linda's creative output as a photographer. The photographs not only illustrate her incredible talent as an artist, but as someone who was very much connected to the culture of the times, and wasn't afraid to challenge herself or her subject.


Photographed from the 1960s up until the late 1990s, these pictures present a personal record of the times and feature many rarely seen works, as well as better known images.

The exhibition includes portraits of Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Simon and Garfunkel, Gilbert & George and Mick Jagger. It also presents landscapes, intimate interiors, self-portraits and family life.

To ensure that each photographic print remains true to Linda McCartney's vision 31-Studio (with whom she worked throughout her career) have specially printed each platinum print in the exhibition, whilst Paul and Mary McCartney oversaw the process and gave final approval.
presented as large platinum prints, the photographs are for sale in limited editions.

In addition, a catalogue will be available with personal contributions from Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Peter Blake, Brian Clarke, Humphrey Ocean and Paul Caffell.

Limited Edition Exhibition Catalogue
A special publication, limited to 1000 copies.

Hard back and bound by hand in cloth.

This publication beautifully reproduces all 28 pictures in the exhibition. It also reproduces a photograph of Linda McCartney taken by Paul McCartney.

Each copy is individually numbered.

It includes a new essay by Paul McCartney and specially commissioned texts by
Sir Peter Blake, Paul Caffell, Brian Clarke and Humphrey Ocean.

Size 26 x 33 cm. 56 pages printed in Quadtone on 176g Mohawk Superfine,

£150 (plus postage and packing)

Picture Details

28 Platinum Prints, each in an edition of just 25

The specially produced platinum prints for the exhibition Linda McCartney Photographs were printed by the same print studio that Linda herself used, using the watercolour paper that they recommended to her, and that Linda herself particularly liked. All the platinums prints that they produced for Linda were to this quality. Paul and Mary McCartney oversaw the process and gave final approval.

Each platinum photograph is printed
on 300gsm Arches Aquarelle paper.

Paper size 76.5 x 56.5 cm
Image sizes from 60.5 x 44.5 cm to 49.5 x 35.5 cm

Each platinum print is individually numbered 1 to 25
and stamped with a facsimile Linda McCartney signature.

The subjects of the photographs include:

Paul McCartney
Linda McCartney
John Lennon
Mick Jagger
Jim Morrison
Janis Joplin
Simon and Garfunkel
Richard Hamilton
Gilbert & George
Muhammad Ali
Landscapes and Interiors

As the edition sizes are small, we will be taking pre-orders
prior to their exhibition.

10 Special Deluxe Boxed Sets
In addition to the individual photographs, there will also be
10 deluxe boxed sets, containing all 28 photographs, numbered I-X.

Each platinum print in the boxed set is individually numbered I to X
and stamped with a facsimile Linda McCartney signature.

Each platinum print has been specially printed by Linda McCartney's printer
and approved by Paul McCartney and Mary McCartney.

Each platinum print is printed on 300gsm Arches Aquarelle paper.

Paper size 76.5 x 56.5 cm
Image size approx: 60 x 45 cm