• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2113

    Photographs From The Collection Of Gert Elfering

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 45

    PETER BEARD (B. 1938)

    Giraffes in Mirage on the Taru Desert, Kenya, June 1960

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    PETER BEARD (B. 1938)
    Giraffes in Mirage on the Taru Desert, Kenya, June 1960
    gelatin silver print with handwork and collage
    signed, titled, dated, Blixen quotation and annotated extensively in ink (on the recto)
    19 5/8 x 30in. (50 x 76cm.); artist's frame


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Provenance

    The Time is Always Now Gallery, New York


    Pre-Lot Text

    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 BLIKSEN


    Literature

    Beard, The End of the Game, Paul Hamlyn, 1965, pp. 16-17;
    Bowermaster, The Adventures and MisAdventures of Peter Beard in Africa, Bulfinch/Little, Brown and Company, 1993, pp. 34-35;
    Beard, Beyond the End of the World, Universe, 1998, unpaginated.