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PETER BEARD | 'TURKANA MAIDEN AT LODWAR DUKA', KENYA, 1964

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

PETER BEARD | 'TURKANA MAIDEN AT LODWAR DUKA', KENYA, 1964

PETER BEARD | 'TURKANA MAIDEN AT LODWAR DUKA', KENYA, 1964

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

12,600

GBP

PETER BEARD

b. 1938-2020

'TURKANA MAIDEN AT LODWAR DUKA', KENYA, 1964


Unique object, silver print, printed and assembled later. Signed, titled, dated and annotated Peter Beard Box 4191 Nairobi Kenya and for Eyelides of Morning, the mingled destinies of crocodyles + men in blue ink with extensive ink drawings in the margins, partial handprint, paint, ink drawings and a Kenya postage stamp collaged on the image. Mounted and framed.

Image 58 x 39 cm (22⅞ x 15⅜in.);

sheet 61 x 43 cm (24 x 17 in.)


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A striking unique object with delicate and vivid illustration contrasting with the variety of grey tones from the silver print. While this print has not been examined outside its frame, it appears in overall excellent condition. Mounted to frame backboard, light undulation along print edges, lower right corner creased and a couple of cracks in the ink, away from image. As is usual with Peter Beard works as a result of his working process, presence of a couple of handling creases, paint drops, faint surface scratches and impressions only visible under raking light, as well as small stray paint marks near right edge. A tiny area of discoloration in upper left corner, only visible in close inspection. Some handwriting pressure marks in upper right quadrant only visible in raking light, probably from the verso.


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Private collection, Belgium

Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris