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    Sale 7434

    Photographs

    13 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 104

    PETER BEARD (b.1938)

    Magritte Rammé with World-Record Cow Elephant Tusk for Fleetwood Mac's Tusk, 1976

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    PETER BEARD (b.1938)
    Magritte Rammé with World-Record Cow Elephant Tusk for Fleetwood Mac's Tusk, 1976
    unique gelatin silver print with blood and ink handwork, printed before 1977
    signed, titled, dated and annotated in ink on recto and in margin
    11 7/8 x 8in. (30.2 x 20.3cm.)


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    Magritte Rammé, Beard's girlfriend at the time, poses with a world-record elephant tusk at the artist's house in Montauk, NY. Beard was friendly with the band Fleetwood Mac and made this image for their 1979 album 'Tusk'. A year later, the tusk burned in the Windmill House fire, a disaster that also consumed Beard's studio along with many of his prints and negatives.

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    Literature

    Peter Beard: Fifty Years of Portraits, Arena, 1999, p.153.