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London – Auction Phillips de Pury


The top Lot in the Photographs sale yesterday was an exceptional oversized print by Peter Beard whose work has become globally desired and collected. The sale brought to the auction market the largest ever work by Peter Beard to be sold in a Photographs sale; Hunting Cheetahs on the Taru Desert, Kenya, June, 1960, estimated at £140,000 -180,000 is an example of the prints Beard began creating in the 1990s, usually for specific exhibitions. It contains Beard’s distinctive trade-mark notations of blood, ink and African detritus and it is currently extremely rare to find these pieces for public sale. It reached the top price of the sale at a price of £325,250 (including buyers premium).

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