Abby Ross’ – the last images of Sam

October 2nd, 2012

After Sam’s stroke in New York and after his subsequent interview with NY Times’ Horatio Silva at a Le Book event at Milk in New York, Sam had his picture taken by several visitors. Among which was the very talented photographer and lovely person Abby Ross. It is hard to say who actually took the very last picture of Sam but these were among the last.

Sam was still in shock from the stroke, a terrible loss of control for a healthy and disciplined man who always took pride in his appearance and intelligent awareness.

Abby loves Sam’s work and despite his poor mood, she approached her subject with respect and admiration. She also made quick and good use of available space and light, no studio, so fuss. I truly love these images and I am very glad that, this week, the estate is acquiring signed copies for our permanent archive.

Sam by Abby Ross 01 Retouched

Sam by Abby Ross 02 Retouched

Sam by Abby Ross 03 Retouched cropped

National Portrait Gallery (London) acquires four works by Sam Haskins

September 29th, 2012

The National Portrait Gallery in London has acquired two self portraits and two portraits by Sam Haskins.

Sam Haskins:
Lucie Rie:
Arthur Koestler:

Arthur Koestler by Sam Haskins

Arthur Koestler at his home, a farmhouse in Denston, Suffolk, mid 70s. A portrait commissioned by Harold Evans, editor of The Times of London.

Lucie Rie by Sam Haskins

Lucie Rie, London, Late 80s

Sam and Figgins by Sam Haskins 1961

Sam Haskins and Figgins, Johannesburg, 1961 (self portrait)

Big Bertha Sam Haskins

Sam Haskins, Germany – possibly Hamburg, circa 1973 (self portrait)

V&M’s Sam Haskins Sale

September 25th, 2012

V&M’s online sale of Sam Haskins inkjet prints – signed, unsigned and in a new giant size.

VandM SS Sam Haskins Sale 01

VandM SS Sam Haskins Sale 04

The quotes above read:

“The most talented photographer of the nude of his generation”
– Alessandro Bertolotti, Books of Nudes, 2007

“Seldom if ever has a nude been treated with such photographic sensitivity.”
– Modern Photography (US Magazine) Volume 32, 1968, Review of November Girl (1967)

VandM SS Sam Haskins Sale 03

Sam Haskins helped epitomise professional photography’s lively new freedom of approach.”
– The Story of Photography by Michael John Langford, 1967

V&M Sam Haskins Event in NY

September 25th, 2012

V&M are the leading online design and decoration store/market place – a super stylish destination for finding art, design, furniture and decoration. V&M are currently hosting an online sale of Sam Haskins prints. As part of the promotion of the collaboration an event was held in New York at the end of July. Here are the sounds and images of the night.

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