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Wild : the life of Peter Beard : photographer, adventurer, lover

Graham Boynton (Author)
"Graham Boynton's Wild is the definitive biography of photographer Peter Beard, a larger-than-life icon who pushed the boundaries of art and scandalized international high society with his high-profile affairs. He was the original 20th century "enfant terrible" with the looks of a Greek god who blazed like a comet across the worlds of art, photography, and fame. The scion of several old WASP fortunes, he was by instinct an adventurer, and the more dangerous the escapade, the better: whether he was hunting big game in Africa, ingesting epic quantities of drugs, or pursuing the most beautiful women in the world. Among his friends were Jackie Onassis, Andy Warhol, and Francis Bacon. When Peter Beard died in 2020 after mysteriously disappearing from his Montauk home, he remained an enigma to even his closest friends. Journalist and author Graham Boynton was a friend for more than 30 years, spending time with Beard at his bush camp in Africa, in London, and at his Long Island home. From hundreds of Boynton's interviews with Beard's closest friends, former lovers, and fellow artists comes this intimate portrait of a man Sir Mick Jagger called "a visionary.""-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2022
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St. Martin's Press, New York, 2022
viii, 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
9781250274991, 1250274990
Preface: The going up was worth the coming down
Montauk 2020
when the lions stopped roaring
Into Africa
Beginning of the end of the game
Conservation wars
Salon in the bush
Let's spend the night together
those Montauk summers
The beautiful Americans
Out of Out of Africa
Of man and nature
The world of moi
The time was always now
Elephant memories
Enter the governess
The artist as exhibitionist
On sleeping eyelids laid
Stress and density
surviving the 2000s
Who shot Natalie White?
Sorry about all the bullshit, man
The prisoner of Thunderbolt Ranch