Peter Beard. Fifty Years of Portraits. Curated by Peter T. Tunney. Preface by Peter T. Tunney. Introduction by David Fahey. Essay "Fifty Years of Portraits" by Anthony Haden-Guest. Arena Editions, Santa Fe, 1999. 240 pp. numerous color illustrations, Quarto. First Edition. Publisher's card laid in. No dust jacket as issued.
This important, highly sought-after monograph was published on the occasion of the 1999 exhibition Peter Beard: Fifty Years of Portraits, at the Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Peter T. Tunney. The book begins with early childhood photos of Beard and continues with exemplary images from all of his projects including The End of the Game, Longing for Darkness, and Diaries, along with a liberal sprinkling of "fashion" photos, and many other previously unpublished photographs. The book is finely crafted with faux-leather covers and exquisite Italian printing by EBS. A four-color (simulated toned, black-and-white) portrait of the photographer is tipped onto the front cover.