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On display at V&A South Kensington
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Sunday Best. West Indies

Photograph
1975 (photographed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Linda McCartney (née Eastman) was born in New York City. She studied Fine Art at the University of Arizona, where she was introduced to photography by a tutor. Following success with pictures of the Rolling Stones at a record promotion party in 1966, McCartney began to establish herself as a music photographer. She was commissioned for publicity photographs of touring bands, but also became known for more intimate, behind the scenes pictures.

Throughout her career McCartney photographed many music luminaries of the 1960s such as Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, the Doors, the Who and Neil Young. She was also the first woman to have a photograph featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Her work has been exhibited at the International Centre of Photography, New York, The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, and the V&A. One of her works, Self Portrait in Francis Bacon’s Studio, featured in the Royal Photographic Society book Photogenic, published by Scriptum Editions in 2000.


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Brief Description
Photograph by Linda McCartney, 'Sunday Best. West Indies', 1975
Physical Description
Colour photograph depicts a man walking across the picture, he holds a waking cane and can be seen wearing a dark suit, hat and glasses. In the background is a yellow wooden building with a red tin roof. In the left hand corner of the photograph the interior windscreen of a car can be seen.
Dimensions
  • Height: 50.8cm
  • Width: 61cm
Credit line
Gift of Sir Paul McCartney
Summary
Linda McCartney (née Eastman) was born in New York City. She studied Fine Art at the University of Arizona, where she was introduced to photography by a tutor. Following success with pictures of the Rolling Stones at a record promotion party in 1966, McCartney began to establish herself as a music photographer. She was commissioned for publicity photographs of touring bands, but also became known for more intimate, behind the scenes pictures.



Throughout her career McCartney photographed many music luminaries of the 1960s such as Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, the Doors, the Who and Neil Young. She was also the first woman to have a photograph featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.



Her work has been exhibited at the International Centre of Photography, New York, The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, and the V&A. One of her works, Self Portrait in Francis Bacon’s Studio, featured in the Royal Photographic Society book Photogenic, published by Scriptum Editions in 2000.

Collection
Accession Number
E.273-2018

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record createdJuly 17, 2018
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