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Vivi in Bentley Knees up - 1963

Vivi in Bentley Knees up - 1963

Vintage silver gelatin print

single weight, dry mounted on thin black card, hence no estate stamps, PIN verifying signature is Ludwig Haskins, son of the artist

printed by Sam in 1963

traditional spotting and scalpel retouching done by the artist

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 very 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.


14.35 x 9.6 in (36.449 x 24.38 cm) | Image 14.35 x 9.6 in (36.44 x 24.38 cm)


This is the last and, to the best of our knowledge, the only copy with a full frame crop.


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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Vivi in Bentley Knees up - 1963

Sam Haskins

“...considered one of the most impressive examples of 20th-century black-and-white photographic storytelling”
Wall Street Journal