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.
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)
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.
September 29th, 2012
The National Portrait Gallery in London has acquired two self portraits and two portraits by Sam Haskins.
Sam Haskins: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Haskins
Lucie Rie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucie_Rie
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, London, Late 80s
Sam Haskins and Figgins, Johannesburg, 1961 (self portrait)
Sam Haskins, Germany – possibly Hamburg, circa 1973 (self portrait)
September 25th, 2012
V&M’s online sale of Sam Haskins inkjet prints – signed, unsigned and in a new giant size.
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)
Sam Haskins helped epitomise professional photography’s lively new freedom of approach.”
- The Story of Photography by Michael John Langford, 1967