Lot 7024: Unique, eye-catching 20.5 x 17.5 print of Paul and Linda McCartney cuddling, signed in green ink, "All the breast! Paul McCartney, Martinique '76," and "Beautiful, Thanks, Love, Linda McCartney," adding a smiley face under her signature. Mounted and double-matted to an overall size of 24.75 x 22. In fine condition, with several small chips of surface loss to lower left, and some scattered light toning and soiling. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from REAL, a photo of Paul and Linda posing with the artist Christianne and the original drawing, and a printed letter of provenance from the artist detailing how she met Paul and Linda in Martinique in 1976, in part: "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, and she would succumb to the disease less than three years afterward. An exceptional item with excellent provenance and enormous signatures.
RR Auction's Marvels of Modern Music Auction 457
Thursday, 23rd July 2015
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