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    Sale 12275

    Photographs

    20 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 78

    Peter Beard (b. 1938)

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

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Peter Beard (b. 1938)
    Giraffes in Mirage on the Taru Dessert, Kenya, June 1960
    gelatin silver print, printed later with paint, ink and blood handwork
    annotated "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 garb, draperies of morning mist her mirage. Karen Blixen" (in the image); signed, titled, and dated with various annotations in ink (recto)
    overall: 48 x 66 ¾ in. (122 x 169.5 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Christie's, London, King Street, 17 May 2006, lot 91;
    Michael Hoppen Gallery, London;
    acquired from the above by the present owner.


    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 garb, draperies of morning mist her mirage." Karen Blixen