June 29, 2011

MCCARTNEY PHOTO SHOW

In conjunction with the launch of an official Linda McCartney website and retrospective book by Taschen, photographs by McCartney are now on exhibit at Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York through July 29th. Limited-edition prints are also for sale. Linda McCartney began her photography career in 1966 shooting portraits of rock musicians. By 1968, her portrait of Eric Clapton was on the cover of Rolling Stone and she made history as the first woman photographer to achieve this milestone. Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono visited the exhibit together on June 23, 2011 (photo below from Imagine Peace). More info at the Yoko Ono website here, Bonni Benrubi gallery here, and Paul McCartney website here.


McCartney and Ono met earlier on June 8th with the Beatles community to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Cirque du Soliel's LOVE show in Las Vegas. The anniversary prompted new remix ideas for Spy Vibe's Jason Whiton, who created a short sound collage about friends and lovers, reunions and reconciliation. Hear "Love Peace" on SoundCloud here. Whiton was a winner in The Sun is Down remix competition held by Ono and the Plastic Ono Band last year. His award-winning experimental film for the piece is screening at film festivals, museums, and galleries. Related recent Spy Vibe posts: Paul McCartney's new tape-loop project and 60s experimental here, BBC Radiophonic Workshop here.

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