For Collectors


The Halsman Archive does not authenticate or appraise prints in private collections or on the secondary market in auctions or galleries.

Because of the complexities of provenance and the unique character of each print, only vintage prints purchased from our appointed gallery, CLAIRbyKahn, are certified authentic by the Halsman Archive.



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 Zurich
Anna-Patricia Kahn Director

+33 66 475 7789 (France)

+41 78 639 1927 (Switzerland)

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 CLAIRbyKahn Gallery, are included.

CLAIRbyKahn offers two limited edition modern Platinum Prints in addition to vintage:

Dali’s costume design on a New York City street, 1953


Dali backstage at the CBS Morning Show, NYC, 1956

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, currently available from Magnum Photos International
    Dali/Magnifying Glass, Tippi Hedren, Jean Cocteau, Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis,         Aquacade, and Brigitte Bardot Jump contact sheet (open edition)

Posters are available from Magnum Photos International



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