Lot #559
Beatles: Paul and Linda McCartney Signed Print

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Estimate: $2000+

Description

Unique 20.25 x 17.5 print of a painting of Paul McCartney with an arm around his wife, Linda, signed in green ink, "All the breast! Paul McCartney, Martinique '76," and "Beautiful, Thanks, Love, Linda McCartney," adding a smiley face under her signature. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 27.25 x 24.25. In fine condition, with several small chips of surface loss to lower left, and some scattered light toning and soiling.

Accompanied by full letters of authenticity from Perry Cox and REAL, a photo of Paul, Linda, and the artist, Christianne, posing with her original drawing from which this print was made, and a printed letter of provenance from the artist detailing how she met Paul and Linda in Martinique in 1976 and states, "We all became friends, hung out in Martinique, and the portrait…was painted for them…Paul said they would hang it with pride in their bedroom." Paul's joyful sentiment would prove eerily prophetic as Linda would be diagnosed with breast cancer 19 years after this print was signed, sadly succumbing to the disease less than three years later. An exceptional item with excellent provenance and gigantic signatures.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021