Read | 15. Sep 2022

Wild At Heart

Finally someone tried to come close to Peter Beard, a man who was truely larger than life. As Macmillan Publishers put it:

"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."

There is not much to add - just enjoy the ride of getting into the life of this unbelievable guy.

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 who broke hearts as easily as every convention on his way.

You might also see him as a rare individual so connected to wild life and nature his only goal was to get us all in touch with it and learn how to respect and preserve it.

Graham Boynton´s "Wild - The Life of Peter Beard: Photographer, Adventurer, Lover" comes out in early October.