RESULTS - Into Africa: Photographs by Peter Beard

New York

Into Africa: Photographs by Peter Beard

 New York, 3 October 2013, Sale #2780

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]


24 lots sold

Total: $1,290,188/£799,917/€941,837

    86% sold by lot

28 lots offered

£0.62= $1 / € 0.73=$1

81% sold by value



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



Peter Beard (b. 1938), Orphaned Cheetah Cubs, Mweiga, Kenya, 1968, unique chromogenic print with ink drawings by Mathenge & Kivoi and collage elements, printed 1998.

150,000 - 250,000




Anonymous Private


Peter Beard (b. 1938), Camera Work Portfolio, 1960-1987, 10 gelatin silver prints, printed 1998. 

40,000 - 60,000




US Private


Peter Beard (b. 1938), Giraffes in the Mirage on the Taru Desert, Kenya, 1960, unique gelatin silver print with affixed collaged elements, printed 1977.

70,000 - 90,000




US Trade



Philippe Garner, International Head, 20th Century Decorative Art & Design, and Photographs, and the sale’s auctioneer, remarked: “From the rostrum, I appreciated the tremendous participation from an international audience, demonstrating the breadth of enthusiasm for photographs by Peter Beard. These powerful works, frequently incorporating manuscript, painted, and collaged elements, strike a chord with collectors across the world.”


PRESS CONTACT: Rebecca Riegelhaupt  | +1 212 636 2680|

Next Sale: London, 15 October 2013, Photographs

Paris, 14 November 2013, Agathe Gaillard Et La Photographie : Une Pionnière À Paris

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.


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