Lot 40
  • 40

Peter Beard b. 1938

100,000 - 150,000 USD
277,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • Peter Beard
  • 'hog ranch front lawn, night feeder (2:00am) with maureen gallagher & mbuno, feb. 1987'

  • 50 3/8 by 71 3/8 in. (128 by 181.3 cm.)
a unique object, mural-sized, signed, titled, dated and annotated 'Peter Beard, Hog Ranch, Box 47616, Nairobi, Kenya,' and inscribed with a passage from Joseph Conrad by the photographer in black, white, and red inks on the image, and with drawings of insects, animals, and a deer; blood; and collage elements: a box of matches; a leaf; a photo strip of 3 images of a baby mountain gorilla; half-tone reproductions of a red sweater, Peter Beard photographs of animals, and a self-portrait with a crocodile annotated 'I'll write whenever I can' by the photographer in ink, framed, 1987, printed and collaged in the 1990s

Catalogue Note

The Peter Beard Studio has confirmed the authenticity of this lot.