- Jared Paul Stern
Swashbuckling photographer Peter Beard's work isn't getting any cheaper—quite the opposite in fact—but we consider it fairly recession proof as these things go. We recently told you about the re-release of his classic 1965 book on Africa, *The End of the Game*. Then we reported on his shoot in Botswana for the 2009 Pirelli Calendar featuring naked supermodels and an elephant named Cathy.
On Monday, Christie's in New York is auctioning off a number of Beard works, including the one above, pages of his famous diary photographed against a background of beach stones at his Montauk compound. The image in question features, among other elements, another elephant and his portrait of brilliant painter Francis Bacon, and is estimated at $40,000 - $60,000. Of course, you could just buy Beard's Montauk spread outright for $26 million—we're sure he'd throw in at least one photograph.