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Giraffes in Mirage on the Taru Desert, Kenya, June 1960

Peter Beard-Giraffes in Mirage on the Taru Desert, Kenya, June 1960-1960

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Artist:
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 :
$50,000
High Estimate :
$70,000
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