Peter Beard - New Now: The Katayama Collection New York Monday, September 18, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Camera Work, Berlin
    The Time is Always Now, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Berlin, Camera Work Galerie; Madrid, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Stress & Density, June 16, 1999 - January 16, 2000
    New York, The Time Is Always Now, Peter Beard: Carnets Africains, A Retrospective (1955-Present), 2000
    Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama "Life is hard... Let's go shopping.", April 8 - June 25, 2017, cat no. 132, pp. 18, 106 (illustrated)

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Ape Skull from Rwanda

signed, titled, inscribed and dated "ape skull from Rwanda 1984 smuggled out through the Congo by Cossna for Irving Penn on request via Cottars Camp (MARRA) nairobi + USA where Penn found it "too gorey" Peter Beard Hog Ranch Box 47616 nairobi Kenya E.A." upper left; further stamped with the "Stress & Density, Berlin" exhibition and "The Time is Always Now" copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps on the reverse; further stamped with the "Stress & Density, Berlin" exhibition, "Stress & Density, Madrid" and "The Time is Always Now" copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps on the frame backing; "Carnet Africains" exhibition label affixed to the reverse of the frame
gelatin silver print with blood and ink
23 3/4 x 19 in. (60.3 x 48.3 cm.)
Photographed in 1984 and executed later.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $10,000

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New Now: The Katayama Collection

New York Auction 19 September 2017