Original Rush Prints Available from Andrew MacNaughtan
Andrew MacNaughtan Photographic Arts is releasing a set of MacNaughtan’s original Rush prints to “continue the important work of his foundation “Art Gives Hope,” according to the Andrew MacNaughtan e-mail newsletter.
“Although difficult, with full cooperation of the band and Andrew’s estate, we are pleased to be able to continue sharing his work,” the e-mail says. “We will continue the important work of his foundation “Art Gives Hope” and look forward to expanding on his vision and goals.
MacNaughtan, the long-time friend and photographer of Alex, Geddy, and Neil, passed away on Jan. 25 of a heart attack. Under his “Art Gives Hope” foundation, you can sponsor a child through World Vision to help alleviate poverty.
The site is making six prints available
Here’s the full message in the e-mail:
It has been a very difficult and trying six months for us and we thank you all for the outpouring of support and concern. When it came to Rush, Andrew always considered himself a fan first: a fan who was lucky enough to spend 30 years working with his heroes.
As any fan, he was always excited to hear new music or see the latest concert and the fact that he got to take part in the creative process was a privilege he never took for granted.
This was the inspiration for the Art Store; to give back to the fans and to share his experiences with those he knew would truly appreciate it. He enjoyed meeting other fans who were happy to share in his excitement, and was extremely touched with the amazing reaction to his work.
So although difficult, with full cooperation of the band and Andrew’s estate, we are pleased to be able to continue sharing his work. We will continue the important work of his foundation ‘Art Gives Hope’ and look forward to expanding on his vision and goals.
Although we want to make available all the pieces that you have been requesting the sad reality is that our inventory is now greatly limited. We have very few autographed first edition prints and these rare collector’s items are now available for sale again. As we continue to sort through Andrew’s inventory we may come across the occasional rare item, we will make these available to you his loyal supporters first.
Once the collection is depleted we will reassess the needs of the Andrew MacNaughtan Art Store and make a decision as to the next course of action. But this will likely be the last large batch of items made available.
Thank you for the support and enjoy…