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Mysterious 'Death' Mask

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Last post 26/09/2017

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      Hi, Paul & Team,

      Thanks for the opportunity. A few years ago, I stopped by at a small music store, then managed by a friend of mine, next to the Chelsea Hotel, on 23rd Street, here in New York City, and they had this mask hung on the wall that really struck me.
      As that Yellow Submarine line goes, 'the resemblance is striking.' It's hard to imagine that Paul would have this done and kept it under wraps.
      They had no idea where it had come from, but it's sure impressive. Can anyone tell me whether they've seen this before? I'm also highly interested about Paul's opinion about it.
      Thanks and Best Regards,

      Wesley Coll

      https://imgur.com/Ii6X82Q
      https://imgur.com/2IxZW5H

        "Kept under wraps"? He doesn't report all the projects he's working on. He has probably sat numerous times for paintings, statues, carvings, wax statues, etc. This may have been for the 3D statue. I vaguely remember something about a bust of him too but didn't find any info on it.

        https://3dprint.com/71630/3d-print-paul-mccartney/

        https://3dprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/mccartney.png

          Thanks for your reply but if you'd have checked the pics I've included, you would've realized that none of them look like an art statue, or at least a depiction done to pay homage to him.
          The work is clearly done on the style of classical death masks.
          I didn't mean to say that Paul hid anything, just that he may not be aware of them.
          I'd rather have him tell us how does he like them and whether he knew about them.
          Please pass them along so he may express his own thoughts. Thanks

          Wesley Coll

            I did look at your pics. You are right that they are not statues. It is like a reverse rubber resist. I'm not sure of all of the technical terms but they do they in order to make a statue or a bust.
            Paul never posts here.

              I appreciate it.

              Wesley

                Check out some youtube videos on face casts. These are more of a solid finished product but I assume basically the same idea.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDCeyHnCA1o

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y35KHYsMaDw

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3rxHJPOWHg

                  Hi, Paul,

                  Thanks for the opportunity. A few years ago, I stopped by at a small music store, then managed by a friend of mine, next to the Chelsea Hotel, on 23rd Street, here in New York City, and they had this mask hung on the wall that really struck me.
                  As that Yellow Submarine line goes, 'the resemblance is striking.' It's hard to imagine that you'd have this done without that being news.
                  They had no idea where it had come from, but it's sure impressive. Can you tell me whether you've seen this before and your opinion about them?
                  Thanks and Best Regards,

                  https://imgur.com/9Cv1TW1
                  https://imgur.com/oTc5LWn

                  Wesley Coll

                    That's definitely the technique employed. But since it requires the person to pose as model, it'd be interested to know how Paul's were done. Thanks

                    Wesley