Beautifully screen printed in greyscale, this limited edition The Who gig print was originally made in 2020 to mark their performance at the Royal Albert Hall, later cancelled because of the pandemic. This print was created to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity Pete has worked with for almost a decade, raising close to £250,000 for it so far. 50% of this print’s profits will go to TCT to help them to continue the vital work they do. Pete is also an ambassador for the charity.
When creating prints for the annual Teenage Cancer Trust gigs at the Royal Albert Hall Pete always incorporates a theme. Pete decided to base this collection of 2020 gig posters around teenage bedrooms as ‘they often serve as places of self-expression, especially when it comes to musical interests, as well as acting as sanctuaries from the pressures from the world outside.’ A Who fan clearly resides in this bedroom evidenced by the posters on the wall which include: the Who’s Next and Tommy album covers and a 1964 Marquee gig poster. A vinyl of The Kids are Alright lies on the bed. On the floor is a guitar with broken strings, referencing Pete Townshend’s aggressive and enthusiastic style of playing which includes his famous windmill technique.
• Signed by Roger Daltrey
• Signed and numbered by Pete McKee
• Unframed: 42cm x 59.5cm
• Framed: 56cm x 76cm (approx.)
• 50% of the proceeds go to Teenage Cancer Trust
What is an Artist’s Proof print?
Artist’s Proofs are the first prints signed off by the artist when printing a limited edition run of prints. APs are the same as the prints from the limited edition run, regarding how they are printed, the paper they are printed on etc. They are also signed and numbered by the artist. However, the number of APs is much smaller, usually amounting to 10-15% of the general run of limited edition prints. So for example, if 100 limited edition prints were created then around 10-15 APs will exist. These prints are usually marked with ‘AP’ or ‘A/P’ as well as the number they are out of. APs are more collectable; therefore they are often more expensive than the prints from the main limited edition run. They are also often previously owned by the artist and are out of a much smaller number which adds to their collectability.