Peter Beard triptych, $662,500, Christie’s
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A 1968 gelatin silver print triptych with ink, blood handwork, snakeskin and collage elements by Peter Beard, titled Orphan Cheetah Triptych, sold for $662,500 at a Photographs sale held Oct. 4-5 by Christie’s in New York. It was a new world auction record for the artist. Also, a gelatin silver print by photographer Richard Avedon, titled Dovima with elephants, Evening dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver (Paris, Aug. 1955) brought $266,500; and a 1955 gelatin silver print by Avedon, titled Brigitte Bardot, hit $266,500. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.