Historic Mike McCartney art prints announced to accompany book

October 26, 2021

It has just been announced that a set of Mike McCartney art print editions will accompany his forthcoming limited edition book, Mike McCartney’s Early Liverpool. Selected from his original negatives, you will have the choice between three different printed editions, limited to 35 prints each.
All 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’, has been dubbed by Mike McCartney as ‘one of the most more important”. that he had never taken. “It showed Paul and John exactly as they were together. They used to form ideas, write them down and then play them with the band. It shows the camaraderie, unity and professionalism of what they have done. The third shows the Beatles in January 1963, rehearsing at the Cavern Club. To view these prints or learn more, click here.

Each print has been verified and signed by the photographer and created to meet museum standard quality. For anyone interested in detail, the paper is 100% cotton rag and created with Archival Giclée using K3 Lightfast inks. It is a large format size, measuring 61cm x 61cm. Not only does it come with a signed Certificate of Authenticity, but there is also the option of framing the print in a hardwood frame, which is protected with UV varnish.

In Mike McCartney’s highly anticipated book, Premier Liverpool, it brings together a multitude of previously unseen photographs and precious drawings, accompanied by a revealing commentary that sheds light on the photographs. Peter Kay wrote a foreword to the book, as did legendary bassist, producer and graphic designer Klaus Voormann. Included are handwritten letters from Stuart Sutcliffe and Sir Paul McCartney, reproduced in facsimile and pasted by hand into each book.

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 magical, vibrant and wonderful time’.

Elaine F. Brim