Lot 248: Peter Beard (1938-* New York, NY)

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October 25, 2016, 7:00 PM PST
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Description: ''Elephant Embryo, Uganda'', 1968, printed later, signed, titled and inscribed in white ink along the lower and right image edges: Peter Beard, indistinct inscription in pencil verso center, inscribed in another hand verso: C:PB2-01, unframed gelatin silver print on paper, image size: 13'' H x 18.75'' W, est: $1000/2000. Literature: P. Beard, ''Beyond the End of the World'', New York, NY, 1998, unpaginated; ed. P. Beard, ''The End of the Game, The Last Word from Paradise'', New York, NY, 2008. Note: The present work is a later impression from Beard's 1968 photograph. The photographer's inscription written on the print is a quote from his 2008 book ''The End of the Game, The Last Word from Paradise'': ''The ruined wood we used to know won't cry for retribution; the men who have destroyed it will accomplish its revenge''. Dimensions of the paper: 16'' H x 19.75'' W.
Dimensions: image size: 13'' H x 18.75'' W
Artist or Maker: Peter Beard (1938-* New York, NY)
Medium: unframed gelatin silver print on paper
Date: 1968, printed later
Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Surface soiling in the lower margin. A quarter-sized stain in the verso center. The paper with some minor rippling. Tipped into an archival mat in the four corners.
Literature: P. Beard, ''Beyond the End of the World'', New York, NY, 1998, unpaginated; ed. P. Beard, ''The End of the Game, The Last Word from Paradise'', New York, NY, 2008
Provenance: Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Property from the Estate of Dr. Paul E. Keith III, Los Angeles, CA, by descent to present owner, Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Notes: The present work is a later impression from Beard's 1968 photograph. The photographer's inscription written on the print is a quote from his 2008 book ''The End of the Game, The Last Word from Paradise'': ''The ruined wood we used to know won't cry for retribution; the men who have destroyed it will accomplish its revenge''. Dimensions of the paper: 16'' H x 19.75'' W
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