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  • Provenance

    Michael Hoppen Gallery, London

  • Literature

    A. Graham, P. Beard, Eyelids of Morning: The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men, San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1990, pp. 14-15 (variant)

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Why, why does heaven bequeath such gifts to fascinate all eyes that mark with magnet charm, till something lifts the mask, and shows how foully dark the dazzling reptile is within/beneath the painted shining skin?"
    ELIZA COOK
    (As Written by Peter Beard on the above work, lot 128)

128

Eyelids of Morning: The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men, Chobe, Uganda

1966
Chromogenic print with blood, ink and affixed photograph, printed later.
69 x 98.7 cm (27 1/8 x 38 7/8 in)
Signed, dated and annotated in ink on the recto.

Estimate
£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £31,250

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Lou Proud
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Photographs

London 7 November 2013 4pm