Mother DaughterLinda and Mary McCartney

Gagosian Gallery, New York
21 November – 19 December, 2015

In the mid-sixties Linda Eastman started photographing music icons and in 1967 she got the chance to work with one of the most popular rock bands of the period, the Beatles. She then became the first female photographer to do a cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, it was 1969 and in the same year she married English singer-songwriter Paul McCartney, member of the Beatles from which she had, in the same year, a daughter named Mary.

While growing older, Mary continued to follow the footsteps of her mother and getting passionate about photography. She captured portraits of major figures in culture and society, such as Lou Reed, Eric Clapton, Vivienne Westwood, Helen Mirren and Queen Elizabeth II.

 

Now the McCartney duo are showing, for the first time, their photographs together in New York at the Gagosian Gallery. During this exhibition you will be able to feel the family bondage, the experiences that they lived together and the love for photography that they have in common. The photos cover three decades, they are a series of instinctual photos that reveal various moments of intimacy and everyday life that have a symbolic harmony between them. The exhibition is set up to perceive the photos as made only by one artist, rather than distinguishing between the work of Linda and daughter Mary.

“MY MOTHER SHAPED MY VIEW OF THE WORLD AND INSPIRED ME TO EMBRACE SPONTANEITY AND CAPTURE THE UNFORCED.
TO SHOW WITH HER IS SUCH AN HONOR FOR ME AND VALIDATES MY JOURNEY AS A PHOTOGRAPHER.” — MARY MCCARTNEY