Lot 152
  • 152

Peter Beard

Estimate
70,000 - 100,000 USD
Sold
112,500 USD
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Description

  • Peter Beard
  • 'GIRAFFES IN MIRAGE ON THE TARU DESERT, KENYA, JUNE 1960 FOR THE END OF THE GAME'
  • gelatin silver print
  • 70 by 103 in. (177.8 by 261.62 cm.)
mural-sized, signed, titled, dated, and annotated in ink on the image, framed, 1960, printed later

Literature

Peter Beard, The End of the Game: Last Word from Paradise (San Francisco, 1988), pp. 50-51

Nejma Beard and David Fahey, eds., Peter Beard, Vol. I (Köln, 2008), p. 237

Adventures and Misadventures (Boston, 1993), pp. 34-35

Peter Beard (London, 2008), pl. 31

Catalogue Note

The annotation reads,

'A giraffe is so much a lady that one refrains from thinking of her legs, but remembers her as floating over the plains in long garbs, draperies of morning mist and mirage (Karen Blixen from Out of Africa).'

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