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Chelsea Studio Tea Break, c1974

Chelsea Studio Tea Break, c1974

Vintage silver gelatin print, c1974

Haskins did all his printing for his creative work with a handful of exceptions. He also passed away (2009) with only 2.5% of his archive signed. The Haskins Archive is characterised by a broad creative range, including many iconic works. Still, there is only a very small number of silver gelatin prints for each image (typically 1-3 copies, sometimes a few more), so signed works are especially rare. Sam Haskins built his reputation on his legendary books, which meant he originally printed to make maquettes (4 for each 60’s title) for presentation to publishers, not to produce stock for the print market. In other words, Sam Haskins silver gelatine are organically hyper-limited, there are no ‘editions’ of his vintage black and white work.


40.75 x 30.75 cm (16.04 x 12.10 in) | Image 36.50 x 28.40 cm (14.34 x 11.18 in)


There are an additional 3 Vintage Prints in existence.


This Sam Haskins work is sourced directly from The Sam Haskins Estate which is run by the artist’s son. Born in 1955, Ludwig provides a living link with the entire history of Sam’s career.


Individually stamped and certified by the estate. Each print purchase comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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Chelsea Studio Tea Break, c1974

Sam Haskins

“Often copied but rarely equaled, Haskins-who used mostly non-professional models- has an exceptional ability to photograph women with a sensitivity that has won him accolades from men and women in equal measure.”
Philippe Garner (Specialist in photography and Director at Christies, London)