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Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has announced that he will be staging an exhibition of photographs by his first wife, Linda McCartney, to mark the 10th anniversary of her death. The exhibition will run from April 24 to June 7 at the James Hyman Gallery in London.
McCartney said in his announcement that he had spent three years curating the exhibition. His daughter Mary, who followed her mother’s footsteps by becoming a photographer, helped produce the show.
Linda McCartney died from cancer in April 1998 at the age of 56. Her work has been seen in books (“Linda McCartney’s Sixites: Portrait of An Era”) and shows in the United States, but the upcoming exhibition will be the first major retrospective of her photography in Britain.
She was an early staff photographer for Rolling Stone magazine, and during her career she captured very intimate views of the Beatles (above, a portrait from 1967) and other rock legends.
–David Schonauer