Treasures of Vintage Photography

Window washers by Inge Morath, 1956 | © The Inge Morath Foundation | All Rights Reserved | Courtesy of °CLAIR

In a world awash with ephemeral digital images, the gravitas of vintage prints becomes all the more remarkable. A sense of time emanates from the paper while the power of the image entwines with the history of the object to create a truly profound artistic experience.

By bringing together a collection of vintage prints from the finest photographers of the 20th century, the Treasures of Vintage Photography collection is able to accentuate how these timeless images are very much rooted in their own time.

“What is fascinating about vintage photographs is that they are both relics of a different age and a testament to the artist’s enduring ability to captivate,” says Anna-Patricia Kahn, the director of the °CLAIR Gallery. “There are so few authentic vintage prints from that era remaining, I feel very privileged to be able to work with these precious objects.”

The °CLAIR Gallery has a leading collection of vintage prints and has organised exhibitions of these rare photographs on three continents.

Purchase Information

Purchase inquires for any of the vintage photographs seen in this collection are welcome via email at anna@clair.me. It is also possible to browse the gallery’s entire selection of vintage prints.

 

Marilyn Monroe, Los Angeles by Philippe Halsman, 1952 | © The Halsman Archives | All Rights Reserved | Courtesy of °CLAIR Gallery

Paris, Parc de Saint Cloud by Edouard Boubat, 1981 | © Edouard Boubat| All Rights Reserved | Courtesy of °CLAIR

Jardin du Luxembourg, Les Amoureux by Edouard Boubat, 1955 | © Edouard Boubat | All Rights Reserved | Courtesy of °CLAIR

Ruth’s Legs by Erich Hartmann, 1980 | © Erich Hartmann and Magnum Photos | All Rights Reserved | Courtesy of °CLAIR Gallery

Lee Miller and Pilot in an L4 Army Cub, 1945 | © Lee Miller Archives, England 2017. All rights reserved. www.leemiller.co.uk | Courtesy °CLAIR Gallery

Overnight Ferry by Colin Jones, 1962 | © Colin Jones | All Rights Reserved | Courtesy of °CLAIR

Snow in New York by Erich Hartmann, 1967 | © Erich Hartmann and Magnum Photos | All Rights Reserved | Courtesy of °CLAIR

Dancers by Colin Jones, 1962 | © Colin Jones | All Rights Reserved | Courtesy of °CLAIR

Laser Nude by Erich Hartmann | © Erich Hartmann and Magnum Photos | All Rights Reserved | Courtesy of °CLAIR Gallery

Elizabeth Taylor by Philippe Halsman, 1948 | © The Halsman Archives | All Rights Reserved | Courtesy of °CLAIR

La Femme au Rideau by Edouard Boubat, 1971 | © Edouard Boubat | All Rights Reserved | Courtesy of °CLAIR

In Jabalia Camp by Inge Morath, 1960 | © The Inge Morath Foundation | All Rights Reserved | Courtesy of °CLAIR