LINDA McCARTNEY : LIFE IN PHOTOGRAPHS
BONNI BENRUBI GALLERY, NYC
JUNE 2ND – JULY 29TH, 2011
As women artists, we were branches of the same tree called INVISIBLE. Linda, it’s so nice to see your work being exhibited right in the center of New York City now. Each work shows your incredible sensitivity as a first rate photographer of our time.
Thank you, Linda, for still giving us such beautiful experiences with your work.
I miss you.
Linda McCartney – Life in Photographs
Bonni Benrubi Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibit Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs will be on view at the gallery June 2, 2011 – July 29, 2011.
Linda McCartney (1941 – 1998) was an active and admired photographer for over three decades. Her large body of work is known for its celebrated portraits, a wide range of subject matter, spontaneity and a lack of pretension.
This exhibition is planned in conjunction with the release of a retrospective book of the same name to be published by Taschen (May 2011). The volume was edited by Alison Castle; and Annie Leibovitz and Martin Harrison are contributing authors. The monograph and the exhibit’s images were selected from her archive of 200,000 images and negatives and were planned in close collaboration with Paul McCartney and their four children.
Linda McCartney was born in New York City and studied art history at the University of Arizona and also attended evening courses in photography. After settling back in New York, she began her photography career in 1966 shooting portraits of rock musicians. By 1968, her portrait of Eric Clapton was on the cover of Rolling Stone and she made history as the first woman photographer to achieve this milestone.
She captured that era’s most important musicians: Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan and many others including her future husband.
In 1967, while working in London, she photographed The Beatles at an album launch event and met band member Paul McCartney. They wed in 1969 and raised a family and performed in their band Wings together.
From the mid 1960’s to 1998, McCartney captured her whole life on film: rock and roll portraits, her family, travels, celebrities, animals, and still lives. Her fresh and candid photographs display warmth and feeling for her subjects and are a strong and lasting reminder of her life’s journey and her artistic talent.
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