COMING SOON FROM GENESIS PUBLICATIONS – MIKE MCCARTNEY’S EARLY LIVERPOOL
In a highly anticipated signed, limited edition book, Mike McCartney reveals the secrets of Sixties and Seventies Liverpool through his photography, illustrations and commentary.
‘I find lost photos and drawings all the time. This will be my definitive statement of a magic era.’ – Mike McCartney
Taken in March 1958 by Mike McCartney this photograph, which has never been seen before, features Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison in McCartney’s Auntie Gin’s front room, in what is thought to be one of the earliest colour pictures ever taken of The Beatles.
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'I got into surrealism through cinematography. Suddenly, as a young man, still at school, I saw these extraordinary mind-blowing visuals, defying normality.'
'Certain pictures that I've taken have a lovely feel to them. Both John Lennon and Sandy Shaw had this magnetism and awe surrounding them and I often wondered why. Then I worked out they were both blind as bats when they took their glasses off.'
THE COLLECTOR COPIES
Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool is limited to only 2,000 copies worldwide, each signed by Mike McCartney.
Quarter bound in black cloth, the Collector cover features an original stencil by McCartney, created for a poster advertising an early Beatles gig at the Casbah, rendered in gold foil blocking. The Collector copies also include a double-sided 8"x10" print (200mm x 254mm). On the front, a Kodachrome colour photograph captures John, Paul and George playing as the Quarrymen at a McCartney family celebration in 1958. A friend of the family, Dennis Littler, appears at the right of the frame. On the reverse, Mike McCartney is pictured with Dennis more than 50 years later, in 2012. The print is numbered, stamped, and is suitable for framing.
The Collector copies are housed in an archival slipcase screen-printed with a montage of photographs and original artwork.
THE DELUXE COPIES
Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool is limited to only 2,000 copies worldwide, each signed by Mike McCartney. The first 350 copies are Deluxe copies.
Fully bound in cloth with an original inset stencil, the Deluxe copies include three signed and numbered 8"x10" prints (200mm x 254mm), suitable for framing.
The Deluxe copies are housed in a cloth-bound solander case with original artwork by Mike McCartney in gold foil blocking.
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December 9, 2020 5:35am ET by Republic Media