In what will be his first exhibition in 15 years, legendary photographer / artist Peter Beard will feature more than 50 collected works from the 1960’s to the present in East Hampton, NY at Guild Hall Museum starting June 18th and running through July 31, 2016. After really getting into Peters work in the late 1990’s he quickly became a major influence in my life and inspired my two trips to Africa. I have collected all his major publications and magazine articles and in 2003 he graciously did a commissioned piece for me that is my all time favorite. He recently released through Taschen a 50th Anniversary Edition of his End of the Game book detailing the damage done in Africa by human interference. Details of the exhibition and book can be found below. This is must see and great book !!!
Peter Beard: Last Word From Paradise
Saturday, June 18 through Sunday, July 31
Divided into two sections installed in separate galleries, the exhibition is organized around the two outposts that Peter Beard calls home – Africa and the East End of Long Island. Representing the artist’s first U.S. museum solo exhibition in 15 years, the show presents more than 50 multi-layered collages, drawings, photographs, and diaries from the 1960s to the present, some on public view for the first time. Peter Beard: Last Word From Paradise includes the artist’s iconic work from Africa that chronicles the change in the landscape from a time richly populated by elephants, rhinos, and crocodiles, to what remains today. Also on view will be never-before exhibited Montauk portraits of his home, family, and friends including Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, Jacqueline Onassis, and Lee Radziwill.
FREE Admission generously funded by Suffolk County National Bank and Donald and Barbara Zucker.
Museum Hours: Through July 4: Fri & Sat 11am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm; Mon 11am-5pm
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East Hampton, NY 11937
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