Paul McCartney Astronaut Portrait


Paul McCartney Astronaut Portrait, illustrated here in London, 1965 age 22, with English model Jean Shrimpton age 23.

Drawn from an iconic photo by Richard Avedon reminiscent of the Pop Art culture in the mid-sixties.
The “Pop Art” label originated in an art collage by Eduardo Paolozzi’s “I was a Rich Man’s Plaything” (1947), which includes the first use of the word “pop”, appearing in a cloud of smoke emerging from a revolver.

Jean Shrimpton is an English model and actress, born in Greater London on November 7, 1942.
In 1960, aged 17, she began modelling, appearing on the covers of popular magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, and Vogue.

She was an icon of Swinging London and is considered to be one of the world’s first supermodels.
Breaking the popular mold of voluptuous figures with her long legs and slim figure, she was nicknamed “The Shrimp”. Shrimpton was also known for her long hair with a fringe, wide doe-eyes, long wispy eyelashes, arched brows, and pouty lips.
Shrimpton also helped launch the miniskirt.

Shrimpton is namechecked (as “Jeannie Shrimpton”) in The Smithereens song “Behind the Wall of Sleep” (1986).

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All prints are produced using Giclee printing process which is used for archival art reproduction. This process uses fade-resistant archival pigment-based ink which lasts over 100 years. All prints are printed on 310GSM, Luxurious mould-made, 100% cotton rag Archival Certified watercolor paper.

Archival Conservation Mat is included with your purchase. Mat is a high quality, 4 ply (1/16″) surround mat. These frame mats are acid-free & Lignin-free made with 100% virgin alpha-cellulose surface, core and backing papers. So your caricature with mat will fit into a standard comparable frame either “20” x 24″ or “16” x 20″ depending on the print size, (frame not included). Price also includes a Backer Board.

32″ x 40″ stretch canvas print is produced by Giclee printing process and are hand stretched over heavy duty American made white pine. The canvas print is varnished twice after printing. The canvas prints are ready to hang (complete with hanging wire).

Additional information

Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 20 × .25 in
Print Size

32" x 40" Stretched Canvas Print $495, 20" x 24" Stretched Canvas Print $330, 11" x 14" Watercolor Print $95, 16" x 20" Watercolor Print $185