Peter Beard

American, 1938–2020

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Known for his fashion photography and striking images of Africa, Peter Beard’s photographs of sub-Saharan fauna and New York City nightlife in the 1970s and ’80s represent a sustained engagement with a libidinal power. Beard’s interest in Africa can …

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£100,800
Francis Bacon on his roof at 80 Narrow Street, London (soon to be lost gambling), during the dead elephant interviews, March, 1972
Sold on May 17, 2021
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Oversized platinum print with affixed gelatin silver prints
140.0 x 96.0 cm
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£100,800
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May 17, 2021
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Francis Bacon on his roof at 80 Narrow Street, London (soon to be lost gambling), during the dead elephant interviews, March, 1972
Oversized platinum print with affixed gelatin silver prints
May 17, 2021
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£100,800
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140.0 x 96.0 cm
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£100,800
Lion Pride near Ndutu, Southern Serengeti – with Richard Bell, 1976
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Gelatin silver print with ink, blood and an affixed gelatin silver print
118.0 x 82.0 cm
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£100,800
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May 17, 2021
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Lion Pride near Ndutu, Southern Serengeti – with Richard Bell, 1976
Gelatin silver print with ink, blood and an affixed gelatin silver print
May 17, 2021
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118.0 x 82.0 cm
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£100,800
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'Hunting Cheetahs', Taru Desert, Kenya, June 1960, 1988
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silver print
60.6 x 50.8 cm
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A unique object, silver print, assembled circa 1988. Initialed, dated, annotated, and extensively inscribed in black ink, partial handprint and illustrations in ink and blood, and with a profusion of collage, including torn snapshots, halftones, dried leaves, an ointment tube, and a burnt match. Framed. Overall 50.8 x 60.6 cm (20 x 23 7/8 in.)
'Hunting Cheetahs', Taru Desert, Kenya, June 1960, 1988
silver print
May 13, 2021
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60.6 x 50.8 cm
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May 13, 2021
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A unique object, silver print, assembled circa 1988. Initialed, dated, annotated, and extensively inscribed in black ink, partial handprint and illustrations in ink and blood, and with a profusion of collage, including torn snapshots, halftones, dried leaves, an ointment tube, and a burnt match. Framed. Overall 50.8 x 60.6 cm (20 x 23 7/8 in.)
£56,700
'Magritte Rammé and World Record Cow Elephant Tusk', Montauk Point, 1976
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Large format unique Polaroid print
55.5 x 87.0 cm
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£56,700
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May 13, 2021
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Large format unique Polaroid print, printed later. Signed, titled, dated and annotated in black ink with illustrations in ink on the recto. Framed. Sheet 87 x 55.5 cm (31 1/4 x 21 7/8 in.)
'Magritte Rammé and World Record Cow Elephant Tusk', Montauk Point, 1976
Large format unique Polaroid print
May 13, 2021
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£56,700
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55.5 x 87.0 cm
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£56,700
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Large format unique Polaroid print, printed later. Signed, titled, dated and annotated in black ink with illustrations in ink on the recto. Framed. Sheet 87 x 55.5 cm (31 1/4 x 21 7/8 in.)
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'Elephant Family at Night at a Salt Lick', Aberdare Forest, 1972
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Silver print
25.0 x 20.0 cm
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May 13, 2021
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Silver print, printed later. Signed, titled and annotated in white and red ink recto, profusely illustrated with plant and animal imagery in inks and gouache recto and in the margin. Framed. Overall 20 x 25 cm (7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in.)
'Elephant Family at Night at a Salt Lick', Aberdare Forest, 1972
Silver print
May 13, 2021
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25.0 x 20.0 cm
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May 13, 2021
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Silver print, printed later. Signed, titled and annotated in white and red ink recto, profusely illustrated with plant and animal imagery in inks and gouache recto and in the margin. Framed. Overall 20 x 25 cm (7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in.)
£15,120
'Crocodillia', 1968
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two silver prints, mounted on card
35.2 x 45.0 cm
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£15,120
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May 13, 2021
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A unique object comprised of two silver prints, printed and assembled later, mounted on card, then mounted to black linen mount. Top print inscribed with a passage from Robert Foran's A Breath Of the Wilds in black ink recto; bottom print signed, titled, dated and annotated in black ink recto; illustrated with watercolour, metallic blue paint and a photograph. Framed. Card 45 x 35.2 cm (17 3/4 x 13 7/8 in.); overall 52 x 42 cm (20 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.)
'Crocodillia', 1968
two silver prints, mounted on card
May 13, 2021
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£15,120
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35.2 x 45.0 cm
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May 13, 2021
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£15,120
Description
A unique object comprised of two silver prints, printed and assembled later, mounted on card, then mounted to black linen mount. Top print inscribed with a passage from Robert Foran's A Breath Of the Wilds in black ink recto; bottom print signed, titled, dated and annotated in black ink recto; illustrated with watercolour, metallic blue paint and a photograph. Framed. Card 45 x 35.2 cm (17 3/4 x 13 7/8 in.); overall 52 x 42 cm (20 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.)
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'Tsavo North @ Kathemula on Tiva Lugga', Feb. 1965, 1965
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Silver print
28.0 x 19.0 cm
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Silver print, printed later. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed with a passage from Karen Blixen in black ink recto. With The Time Is Always Now label on frame verso. Mounted and framed. Image 19 x 28cm (7 1/2 x 11in.); sheet 27.6 x 35.3cm (10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in.)
'Tsavo North @ Kathemula on Tiva Lugga', Feb. 1965, 1965
Silver print
May 13, 2021
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28.0 x 19.0 cm
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May 13, 2021
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Silver print, printed later. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed with a passage from Karen Blixen in black ink recto. With The Time Is Always Now label on frame verso. Mounted and framed. Image 19 x 28cm (7 1/2 x 11in.); sheet 27.6 x 35.3cm (10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in.)
£21,420
'Cheetah Cubs', Mweiga Nr.Nyeri, Kenya, 1968
Sold on Apr 12, 2021
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Silver print
23.0 x 16.0 cm
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£21,420
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Apr 12, 2021
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Silver print, printed later. Signed, titled and annotated in black ink on the image. With The Time is Always Now label on framed verso. Framed. Image 16 x 23 cm (6¼x 9 in.); sheet 20.2 x 25 cm (8 x 9¾in.)
'Cheetah Cubs', Mweiga Nr.Nyeri, Kenya, 1968
Silver print
Apr 12, 2021
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£21,420
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23.0 x 16.0 cm
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Apr 12, 2021
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£21,420
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Silver print, printed later. Signed, titled and annotated in black ink on the image. With The Time is Always Now label on framed verso. Framed. Image 16 x 23 cm (6¼x 9 in.); sheet 20.2 x 25 cm (8 x 9¾in.)
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Orphaned Cheetah Cubs, 1968
Sold on Apr 9, 2021
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Gelatin silver print with applied blue handprint
31.7 x 21.0 cm
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Apr 9, 2021
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1968 Gelatin silver print with applied blue handprint, printed later, signed, titled, dated and inscribed in ink on the recto. 8 1/4 x 12 1/2in (21 x 31.7cm) sheet 8 5/8 x 12 7/8in (22 x 32.7cm) mount 14 x 18in (35.5 x 45.6cm)
Orphaned Cheetah Cubs, 1968
Gelatin silver print with applied blue handprint
Apr 9, 2021
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31.7 x 21.0 cm
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Apr 9, 2021
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1968 Gelatin silver print with applied blue handprint, printed later, signed, titled, dated and inscribed in ink on the recto. 8 1/4 x 12 1/2in (21 x 31.7cm) sheet 8 5/8 x 12 7/8in (22 x 32.7cm) mount 14 x 18in (35.5 x 45.6cm)
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Andy Warhol at home in Montauk in 1972 during the Stone's Tour - Exiles on Mainstreet, 1972
Sold on Apr 8, 2021
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Gelatin silver print
33.3 x 48.9 cm
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Andy Warhol at home in Montauk in 1972 during the Stone's Tour - Exiles on Mainstreet, 1972
Gelatin silver print
Apr 8, 2021
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33.3 x 48.9 cm
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Apr 8, 2021
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