16 х 20 in. cm.
Peter Beard, Collector's Edition, '965 Elephants' by Peter Beard, Steven M. L. Aronson, Owen Edwards, Ruth Ansel, Nema Beard, David Fahey
•Limited to 250 individually numbered copies, each signed by Peter Beard
•Books No. 126-250 accompanied by the gelatin-silver print 965 Elephants (1978/2006), printed on 40.64 x 50.8 cm (16 in. x 20 in.) paper and signed below the image by the artist.
•Sumptuous leather cover
•Packaged in a velvet-lined wood shipping crate
...Peter Beard`s collages are reproduced as a group for the first time at the size they have always meant to be seen, some as foldouts. Hundreds of smaller-scale works and diaries fill the remaining spreads—magnified to show every detail, from Beard`s meticulous handwriting and old-master-inspired drawings to stones and bones and bits of animals pasted to the page...
•Comes with a specially fabricated wood book stand
•XXL-Format: 34.5 x 50 cm (13.4 x 19.7 in.)
•Main book: 200 pages of diaries and 294 pages of collages + 5 fold-outs (total 616 pages)
•All color illustrations are color-separated and reproduced in Pan4C, the finest reproduction technique available today, which provides unequalled intensity and color range
Born in New York City in 1938, Peter Beard began taking photographs and keeping diaries from early childhood. By the time he graduated from Yale University, he had developed a keen interest in Africa. Throughout the 1960s and ’70s he worked in Tsavo Park, the Aberdares, and Lake Rudolf in Kenya’s northern frontier. His first show came in 1975 at the Blum Helman Gallery, and was followed in 1977 by the landmark installation of elephant carcasses, burned diaries, taxidermy, African artifacts, books and personal memorabilia at New York’s International Center for Photography. In addition to creating original artwork, Beard has also worked as a Vogue photographer and collaborated on projects with Andy Warhol, Andrew Wyeth, Richard Linder, Terry Southern, Truman Capote, and Francis Bacon. In 1996, shortly after Beard was trampled by an elephant, his first major retrospective took place at the Centre National de la Photographie in Paris, France, followed by shows in Berlin, London, Milan, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Vienna, among others. He lives in New York City, Long Island, and Kenya with his wife, Nejma, and daughter, Zara.[description from taschen.com]
NB: The images are from Taschen.com