Elephant Portfolio

A custom designed, hand-made portfolio box containing 15 selenium-toned gelatin silver prints of Peter Beard’s iconic elephant images captured in Africa.  The photographs were reproduced from the original negatives to archival standards by Steve Rifkin.

  • The portfolio box measures 31 7/8 x 27 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches.
  • Each print is 24 x 30 inches, signed by the artist, and presented in an archival Mylar sleeve.
  • This portfolio was produced in 2008 and is one of fifteen sets and two artist proof sets.

 

 

 

 

About Peter Beard

Born in New York City, Peter Beard he went on a life-changing trip to Africa as a teenager with Quentin Keynes, the great-grandson of Charles Darwin. He returned as a college student, and in lieu of completing his senior thesis at Yale he mailed in his diaries from Kenya. In the 60s Beard received a special dispensation from President Kenyatta to purchase Hog Ranch in Kenya with the mandate that he film, photograph, write, and document the local flora, fauna, and peoples. He has exhibited his photos internationally for decades – in 1996, Beard’s exhibition at the Centre National de la Photographie in Paris opened as the artist recovered from being trampled and speared in the leg by the tusk of an elephant. Throughout his travels and career Beard has befriended and collaborated with artists including Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Salvador Dali, Richard Lindner, Terry Southern, and Truman Capote.

List of Photographs

  1. Life Cover, 1967
  2. Elephant’s Memory, 1972
  3. Gardeners of Eden, 1984
  4. Aberdare Forest Elephants, 1966
  5. Elephants at Night, 1984
  6. Snows of Kilimanjaro, 1984
  7. Tiva Lugga Tsavo North, 1965
  8. Elephant and Eland at Kathamula on the Tiva Dry River, 1965
  9. Elephant under Kilimanjaro, 1984
  10. Uganda Overpopulation with Alistair Graham for Wildlife Services, 1966
  11. Reaching Elephant, 1960
  12. “Starvo” 965 Elephants, 1976
  13. Bull Elephant Demonstration, 1965
  14. Rest in Peace, 1972-73
  15. Elephant Embryo, 1966

No print in this portfolio may be reproduced by any process or technique without the written consent of Peter Beard Studio.

Value: $150,000

Generously donated by Peter and Nejma Beard

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