For Collectors


Philippe Halsman produced a significant body of photographic work during his career. Halsman’s work was published in countless magazines around the world, including covers for LIFE, Look, Paris Match, Saturday Evening Post, Time, Stern, and TV Guide, among many others.

Philippe Halsman was a master printer. The best quality silver gelatin prints were made by him personally, in his own darkroom, with his wife Yvonne as his lifelong darkroom assistant. Halsman did not number his prints, and did not issue limited editions during his lifetime.

A selection of rare vintage prints is available exclusively from the Archive’s appointed gallery:

CLAIRbyKahn Gallery
Anna-Patricia Kahn, Director
+41 78 639 1927

These vintage prints were made by Halsman himself and come directly from the Halsman Family Collection.  They are of the highest quality and condition.  Certificate of authenticity and release of sale, signed by the Archive and CLAIR Gallery, are included.


After Halsman’s death in 1979, the Halsman Archive authorized the following editions:

-In 1981, with the Neikrug Press, two limited-edition (250) portfolios of 10 silver gelatin prints each:
    Philippe Halsman / Marilyn Monroe (sold out)
    Philippe Halsman / Salvador Dali (sold out)

-In 1989, with the Nahan Gallery, a limited-edition edition (100) portfolio of 8 colorchromogenic prints:
    Philippe Halsman / Andy Warhol (sold out)

-In 2014, The Halsman Archive issued the following limited-edition digital prints:
    Dali/Magnifying Glass, Tippi Hedren, Jean Cocteau, Dean Martin/JerryLewis,         Aquacade

-Available from Magnum Photos International:
Brigitte Bardot, Jump (contact sheet), Open Edition, 16×20

Because of the complexities of provenance and the unique character of each print, the Halsman Archive does not authenticate or appraise prints in private collections or on the secondary market.  Only prints purchased from our appointed gallery are certified authentic by the Halsman Archive.

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