Phillips de Pury Gallery – 7 – 16th June 2011 Howick Place, London, SW1P 1BB
This week sees the opening of a new Linda McCartney exhibition at the Phillips de Pury Gallery in London. The exhibition is made up of 26 images taken from the newly published and very recently released Taschen book ‘Linda McCartney: Life In Photographs’. The selection included in the book from Linda’s huge photographic archive – made in collaboration with Paul McCartney and his children – is a moving testament to a photographer of great subtlety and versatility.
On Monday night Paul along with his daughters Mary and Stella went to a private view of the exhibition with friends and family including Sir Peter Blake, Jo Whiley, David Gilmour, Chrissie Hynde, David Walliams, Tracey Emin, Sam Taylor Wood, Aaron Johnson and Jools Holland.
The exhibition presents a unique opportunity to purchase exhibition-quality prints from a moving personal collection ranging from her early rock 'n' roll portraits, through the final years of The Beatles, via touring with Wings to raising four children with Paul, Linda captured her whole world on film. Her shots range from spontaneous family pictures to studio sessions with Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, as well as artists Willem de Kooning and Gilbert and George.