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    Sale 7584

    Photographs

    15 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 108

    PETER BEARD (b.1938)

    Loliondo Lion Charge for 'End Game', 1964

    Price Realised  

    PETER BEARD (b.1938)
    Loliondo Lion Charge for 'End Game', 1964
    unique gelatin silver print with ink, pencil and watercolour handwork, printed/executed later
    signed, titled, dated and annotated on recto
    9 x 13 1/8in. (22.9 x 33.3cm.)


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    According to the studio of the artist, the male lion pictured here charged unexpectedly, leaving behind a female who continued on her way unconcerned by the outburst. Beard kept photographing until the charge was far too close and well beyond the limits of safety.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    With The Time is Always Now, New York;
    acquired by present owner.