Lot Details

Printed later. Unique oversized gelatin silver print, with blood artwork in original frame.

Accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity and Bill of Sale from The Time Is Always Now Gallery.

Paper measures 33 x 50 in. (83.8 x 127 cm.)

This unique work, executed in 1964, displays the central photograph surrounded by a wreath of smeared blood and spattered ink. Here, Beard continues to explore his ongoing fascination with Africa by focusing his lens on one of the continent's most regal indigenous species: the lion. The photograph depicts a close-up of the imposing beast as he stalks unseen prey, his front leg raised slightly as if preparing to pounce.

Inventory Number: PB BW 002773

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Tears / Punctures / Holes
Area: Margin
Location: Upper right, Upper left
Notes: The upper left and right-hand corners are torn.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • The Time Is Always Now Gallery, New York, NY Private Collection, CA
  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 40 x 56 in. (101.6 x 142.24 cm.)
  • Framed Under: Glass
Accepted: Wire Transfer, Check
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