The Paul McCartney World Tour



Brian Clarke's set designs for The Paul McCartney World Tour were made first made as scale designs in acrylic and collage, the grid cut bu hand, and then with the stage sets executed on canvas and on acoustically transparent scrim. The tour, McCartney's first under his own name, played to 2,843,297 people between 1989-1990, and promoted the album Flowers in the Dirt, for which Clarke had designed the cover in collaboration with Linda McCartney. The paintings, described by Sir Norman Foster as "transient, nomadic architecture", were at the time Clarke's largest ever, later superseded by his painted sets for McCartney's The New World Tour (1993).