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

Saturday, 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

Tuesday, 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

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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

V&M Sam Haskins Event in NY

Tuesday, 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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Sam’s Portrait of Milton Glaser used for the graniph t-shirt project

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Sam Haskins was a huge Milton Glaser fan. He subscribed to the ‘Push Pin Graphic‘ (a design newsletter produced by Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast) way back in the days of his Johannesburg studio and from the time Sam set up his London studio in 1968 he had Milton Glaser art on the walls. Glaser images are still hanging in the house to this day. Sam would have been tickled to see his portraits of Glaser being used by graniph for their collaboration project with the legendary NY designer and illustrator.

Milton Glaser for graniph collaboration site

Milton Glaser by Sam Haskins 02

Milton Glaser Graniph Hang tag

Milton Glaser Bob Dylan for graniph B

There are several other classic designs in the range of t-shirts launched today by graniph. You can find details here.