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Vivi with Big White Flowers - 1963

Vivi with Big White Flowers - 1963

Vintage silver gelatin print, 1963

With a handful of exceptions, Haskins did all his own printing for his creative work. 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.


15.27 x 12 in (38.78 x 30.48 cm) | Image 14.86 x 10.60 in (37.74 x 26.92 cm)


To the best of our knowledge, there is only one more print of this artwork. That remaining print is smaller and has a tighter 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 with Big White Flowers - 1963

Sam Haskins

“While the phrase often gets thrown around these days, Sam Haskins is indeed a visionary. His initial books and images released during the turbulent 1960s and the early 1970s eschewed clichés and took a confident venture into the unknown, influencing generations of imitators.”
Anthony LaSala author of ‘Nudes: The World’s Top Photographers and the Stories Behind Their Greatest Images’