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Hog Ranch front lawn, night feeder (2:00 am) with Maureen Gallagher & Mbuno
1987 (taken) 1990s (print)
50 3/8 x 71 3/8 ins (128 x 181.3 cm)
Sotheby's - New York
A Beautiful Life: Photographs from the collection of Leland Hirsch, 10 April 2018, Lot: 45
A unique object, mural-sized, signed, titled, dated, annotated 'Peter Beard, Hog Ranch, Box 47616, Nairobi, Kenya,' and inscribed with a passage from Joseph Conrad by the photographer in black, white, and red inks on the image, and with drawings of insects and animals, blood, and collage elements: a box of matches; a leaf; a photo strip of 3 images of a baby mountain gorilla; half-tone reproductions of a red sweater, Peter Beard photographs of animals, and a self-portrait with a crocodile annotated 'I'll write whenever I can' by the photographer in ink, framed.