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Vivi in Bentley Knees up - 1963

Vivi in Bentley Knees up - 1963

Regular price $11,500.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $11,500.00 AUD
or $1,150.00 AUD x 10 months with Art Money

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.

Unique Bonus…

The Sam Haskins Estate, uniquely amongst the estates of leading photographers, provides a free pigment print, an archival quality open edition copy, of each silver gelatin print sold through its primary market outlets.

This obviously offers a great deal of flexibility to collectors, art lovers and investors alike and has proved to be very popular. The copy print is produced to archival standards on heavy 315gsm Hahnemühle Cotton Rag Baryta paper (61cm x 57.5cm). It is also certified by the Sam Haskins Estate to the same high standards as the vintage works using their unique PIN (Print Identification Number) Certificates.

These copy prints are designed for ownership flexibility from an art-loving perspective, they are not intended as investments, but not unsurprisingly - given the high quality - their value in the secondary market has steadily risen above the price normally charged by the estate for these contemporary prints. 


14.35 x 9.6 in | Image 14.35 x 9.6 in


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