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Iconic Book Maquettes * FOR SALE *

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

* UPDATE *

August 22, 2015

The Cowboy Kate maquette is no longer available from the estate. It will be auctioned at Christie’s in London in May 2016 to coincide with Photo-London.

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Original Post: July 2015

The Sam Haskins Estate is making available for sale the last remaining copies of Sam’s maquettes from two of his legendary photo books of the sixties. First up is the last remaining maquette of Cowboy Kate. Sam only made four copies in 1963. This is an extraordinary photographic object. Constructed of silver prints all produced my Sam.

For a complete list of specs please download the PDF “Sam Haskins Maquettes”

Cowboy Kate Maquette from Ludwig Haskins on Vimeo.

Extremely rare, one of only four constructed in 1963. Photography, printing, retouching, book design and maquette construction by Sam Haskins.

Note: Book is on a viewing stand to protect the binding.

We are also selling the last remaining copy of Five Girls (1962) maquette constructed by Sam in 1961. Although Cowboy Kate’s enormous immediate popularity went on to become a lasting icon of the sixties and a legendary point of reference for many image makers and designers, the book that preceded Kate, Five Girls, is in many ways historically more important. Five Girls was a milestone in freeing nude photography from cliché and an immediate inspiration to many other leading photographers of the time, including Jeanloup Sieff, Wingate Paine and Helmut Newton.

The maquettes are the creative mother lode of Sam’s sixties books. Meticulously designed, printed and constructed, the physical prints are still sparkling after more than half a century. These maquettes are not just an amazing photographic experience each time they are viewed, they are in effect an entire photographic exhibition of vintage silver prints, in a single object.

Speaking of exhibitions, for a variety of time pressure reasons and shifting priorities which coincided with Sam’s move to London in 1968, none of Sam’s sixties books has ever had an exhibition, until now. The next ten years is going to see the first exhibitions, of Sam’s sixties work along with reprints and new titles. In other words these maquettes will see an investment return leveraged by the estate’s work now that the archives have been released to us.

Five Girls Maquette from Ludwig Haskins on Vimeo.

Extremely rare, one of only three constructed in 1961. Photography, printing, retouching, book design and maquette construction by Sam Haskins.

Note: Book is on a viewing stand to protect the binding.

Later projects never resulted in objects of this kind, not least of all because Sam never did a pure black and white book again after ‘November Girl’ and ‘African Image’ both published in 1967. But Sam’s thinking remained most at home in an analogue space. With his last book, Fashion Etcetera (2009), although the production was all in Adobe InDesign the pages were still sequenced by Sam on the big library table of his home in Bowral using small A5 prints.

Parties interested in discussing the purchase of the maquettes should please contact me directly on:

books@thehaskinspress.com

November Girl Sale at V&M

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Following the successful sale on V&M’s unique site in the summer of this year – as well as the event in Manhattan – we have collaborated with them to offer four rare and powerful images in the form of vintage prints from Sam’s book, ‘November Girl’ (1967)

Sam Haskins November Girl at V&M

It is hard for me to overstate the power of these prints. No online jpeg can begin to simulate the extraordinary experience offered by handling and viewing these vintage prints. They are masterpieces of the silver printing art and unique photographic objects from what is arguably Sam’s greatest book.

November Girl Ecstacy by Sam Haskins

November Girl Figure and Leaf by Sam Haskins

November Girl Blurry Run by Sam Haskins

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Sam died with almost all his vintages unsigned but these prints come with numbered certificates of authenticity from the estate and in all cases there are no more than three known prints in existence (excluding printer’s proofs and full scale book dummies)

V&M’s Sam Haskins Sale

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

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

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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

Cowboy Kate celebrates New York Fashion Week with Amex

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

The American Express VIP hospitality lounge at Milk Studios has a fashion themed edit of Cowboy Kate prints on display for Fashion Week NY February 2012.

Kate Pout by Sam Haskins 462

Kate Dressing by Sam Haskins 462

Kate s Desk by Sam Haskins 462

Kate Dressing Mirror by Sam Haskins 462

Press and print collectors should contact Song Chong schong@milkstudios.com