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Big Game

  • 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.

Now he's finally hitting the auction circuit»

Out Of Africa

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photo courtesy of Taschen*

43 years ago adventurer / photographer Peter Beard published a landmark book on Africa, *The End of the Game*.

The pedigreed Yale grad - whose dashing grandfather, tobacco heir Pierre Lorillard IV is credited with popularizing the tuxedo - had met author Karen Blixen (aka Isak Dinesen) in Denmark, who sparked his interest in the Dark Continent.

Beard, pictured here in Kenya's Aberdare Moorlands in 1966 displaying some of grandpa's flair, went on to become not only one of our most interesting and accomplished cultural characters, but a true style icon as well, marrying Cheryl Tiegs and discovering Iman along the way. Taschen has just come out with a revised edition of the End of the Game, with a new foreword by Paul Theroux, a seasoned adventurer in his own right.

More on the new edition of Beard's classic»