‘“I would like to make images which reflect all kinds of things that I feel instinctively about my own species, and I would like, in my arbitrary way, to bring one nearer to the actual human being. Now this is a very difficult thing – But I get nearer by going farther away…”’ – Peter Beard, inscribed on Crying Boy Diary Pages, left edge 

Peter Beard, Crying Boy Diary Pages, March 31-April 1, 1986/1996 (detail) 

Peter Beard, P.B. Diary 1986 at 7 Reece Mews, London, 1986 – with Francis Bacon + brush, 1986/1993 (detail)