Peter Beard - Photographs London Tuesday, November 22, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Time Is Always Now, New York, 2000

  • Catalogue Essay

    The title of this unique work, Last of the "100 lbers" (100 lbs ivory/side), refers to ‘100 pounders’ -- elephants with tusks that weigh 100 pounds. According to the Peter Beard Studio, the additional photograph tucked into the frame is typical of works that were kept in the artist’s home in Montauk, New York.


Last of the "100 lbers" (100 lbs ivory/side)

Unique work, comprising a gelatin silver print with ink, affixed Polaroid with blood and gelatin silver contact prints; accompanying gelatin silver print tucked into the frame, executed later.
Sheet: 67 x 98 cm (26 3/8 x 38 5/8 in.)
Frame: 78 x 108.6 cm (30 3/4 x 42 3/4 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and annotated in ink on the recto.

£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £25,200

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London Auction 22 November 2022