This Polaroid by Peter Beard, one of the artists the most admired by Bob Melet, was taken on the artist's adventures on the Seronera Reserve in Serengeti, Tanzania, and then hand-colored. Melet has had the opportunity to observe Peter Beard’s elaborate coloring process by which the photographer blows colored inks over the outer edges of the polaroid.

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Minor soiling to lower edge, notable lower right corner, minor scratches affecting image.
Frame: 10.5 x 8 x 1 inches

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American artist Peter Beard (b. 1938) has lived and worked between his homes in New York and Kenya for over 50 years, producing artworks and writings, many of which take as their immediate subjects the flora and fauna of Africa. No armchair naturalist, Beard has developed a large and devoted international following for his works of iconic beauty that also comprise incisive and prescient commentary. His numerous publications since the 1960s have provided powerful and poignant testimony to the damage done by human action and intervention not only in Africa but throughout the world; Beard’s message has never been more relevant and speaks to concerns expressed globally today.

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Untitled, 1964
Lot Number 1
Polaroid with hand-coloring
5.5 x 4 in (13.97 x 10.16 cm) -
Dimensions apply to polaroid
Signed, titled, and dated on recto

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  • Dimensions
    5.5 x 4 in (13.97 x 10.16 cm) -
    Dimensions apply to polaroid