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Peter Beard, ‘Ape Skull from Rwanda’, Photographed in 1984 and executed later, Phillips
Peter Beard, ‘Ape Skull from Rwanda’, Photographed in 1984 and executed later, Phillips
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Peter Beard

Ape Skull from Rwanda, Photographed in 1984 and executed later

Gelatin silver print with blood and ink
23 7/10 × 19 in
60.3 × 48.3 cm
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About the work
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Phillips
Medium
Mixed Media
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Signed, titled, inscribed and dated "ape skull from Rwanda 1984 smuggled out through the Congo by Cossna for Irving Penn on request via …
Peter Beard
American, b. 1938
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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 be traced to his trips to the continent in the 1950s and ’60s, which he viewed as escapes from the high society into which he was born. During the 1970s, Beard began working for fashion magazines and became a fixture at Studio 54. Although separated by an ocean, both bodies of work are concerned with a certain kind of brutality and virulence. Beard later turned to photo-collage to bridge these two oeuvres, adding elements such as news clippings and his own blood to further explicate the themes of violence.

Peter Beard, ‘Ape Skull from Rwanda’, Photographed in 1984 and executed later, Phillips
Peter Beard, ‘Ape Skull from Rwanda’, Photographed in 1984 and executed later, Phillips
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
P
Phillips
Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Signed, titled, inscribed and dated "ape skull from Rwanda 1984 smuggled out through the Congo by Cossna for Irving Penn on request via …
Peter Beard
American, b. 1938
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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 be traced to his trips to the continent in the 1950s and ’60s, which he viewed as escapes from the high society into which he was born. During the 1970s, Beard began working for fashion magazines and became a fixture at Studio 54. Although separated by an ocean, both bodies of work are concerned with a certain kind of brutality and virulence. Beard later turned to photo-collage to bridge these two oeuvres, adding elements such as news clippings and his own blood to further explicate the themes of violence.

Peter Beard

Ape Skull from Rwanda, Photographed in 1984 and executed later

Gelatin silver print with blood and ink
23 7/10 × 19 in
60.3 × 48.3 cm
Bidding closed
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