This enormous leather-bound opus presents Peter Beard’s life and work in Kenya in all its passion, adventure, and its forthright account of ecological crisis. It includes his expansive collages, reproduced as a group for the first time, as well as smaller
Photographer, collector, diarist, and writer of books Peter Beard has fashioned his life into a work of art; the illustrated diaries he kept from a young age evolved into a serious career as an artist and earned him a central position in the international art world. He was painted by Francis Bacon, painted on by Salvador Dalí, and made diaries with Andy Warhol; he toured with Truman Capote and the Rolling Stones, created books with Jacqueline Onassis and Mick Jagger—all of whom are brought to life, literally and figuratively, in his work. As a fashion photographer, he took Vogue stars like Veruschka to Africa and brought new ones—most notably Iman—back to the U.S. with him.
Limited Collector’s Edition of 2,250 copies, each numbered and signed by Peter Beard
Peter Beard, Steven M. L. Aronson, Owen Edwards, Ruth Ansel, Nejma Beard, David Fahey
Hardcover in clamshell box with bookstand, 34.5 x 50 cm, 616 pages