Giraffes in Mirage on the Taru Desert, Kenya, June 1960
Artwork: Giraffes in Mirage on the Taru Desert, Kenya, June 1960
Size: image: 50.8 x 77.1; sheet: 69.2 x 97.9 cm
Edition Size: n/a
Medium: Gelatin silver print with blood and ink handwork
Creation year: 1960
Category: Photography

Christie's New York

Date: 2016-10-05
Lot Number: 204
Low Estimate: $50000
High Estimate: $70000
Hammer Price: Not Sold
Notes: Signed, inscribed and annotated 'I had time after time watched the progression across the plain of the giraffe, in their queer, inimitable, vegetative gracefulness, as if it were not a herd of animals but a family of rare, long-stemmed, speckled gigantic flowers slowly advancing - It was, in gigantic size, the border of a very old, infinitely precious Persian carpet, on the dyes of green, yellow and black-brown. Karen Blixen (from "Out of Africa")' in ink (recto); credited and titled on affixed gallery label (frame backing board), printed later