Historical Fine Art Prints by Mike McCartney Announced to Accompany Book
26 Oct 2021
It has just been announced that a set of fine art print editions
by Mike McCartney will accompany his upcoming limited edition book, Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool
. Selected from his original film negatives, there will be three different print editions to choose from, which are limited to just 35 prints each.
The three editions include Paul McCartney photographed from a window of the family home on Forthlin Road, Liverpool, taken in 1962. The second, titled 'I Saw Her Standing There', was dubbed by Mike McCartney as 'one of the most important photographs' he had ever taken. 'It showed Paul and John exactly as they were together. They used to form ideas, write them out and then play them with the band. It shows the camaraderie, the togetherness and the professionalism of what they did.' The third shows the Beatles in January of 1963, rehearsing at the Cavern Club. To view these prints or learn more, click here
Each print has been checked and signed by the photographer and created to meet museum standard quality. For anyone interested in the details, the paper is 100% cotton rag, and created with Archival Giclée using K3 Lightfast inks. It's a large-format size, measuring at 61cm x 61cm. Not only does it come with a signed certificate of authenticity, but there is also the option of framing the print within a hardwood frame, which comes protected with a UV glaze.
In Mike McCartney's eagerly anticipated book, Early Liverpool, he brings together a wealth of previously unseen photographs and treasured drawings, accompanied by a revealing commentary that brings the photographs to light. Peter Kay has written a Foreword to the book, as has the legendary bassist, producer, and graphic artist, Klaus Voormann. Included are handwritten letters by Stuart Sutcliffe and Sir Paul McCartney, reproduced in facsimile, and pasted into each book by hand.
In an interview yesterday, where the BBC joined Mike on the roof of his old school to discuss the book, he described Liverpool in the 1960s as 'a magic, vibrant, wonderful time.'