With the HODINKEE Shop, we have always looked to bring you things that are interesting, rare, off the beaten path, and above all else, have a tangible, long-term value. Whether that is hand-made watch straps, vintage Sunglasses unavailable anywhere else, or the most beautiful examples of the most beautiful watches, everything you will find in this shop is here for a reason – because we believe in it. This special rare find was discovered by our founder Ben Clymer late last year, and we believe this could be the ultimate Daytona-lover’s accessory – and one that speaks to so much of what collecting is about. Say hello to the ultimate Paul Newman print.
First, Who Is Al Satterwhite?
This photograph was captured by a man who goes by the name of Al Satterwhite. Satterwhite is a legendary contemporary photographer, with whose work you are undoubtedly, though perhaps unknowingly, familiar. He took this shot of Stevie Wonder. This image of Arnold Schwarzenegger. This of McQueen, and these of Ali. He’s the type of photographer who would at once join Hunter S. Thompson on a five-day bender in Mexico, and then be labeled a “contemporary grandmaster” by Leica, and “Legend” by Nikon.
How Did This Photo Come To be?
Motorsports is a small part of Satterwhite’s portfolio, but in 1978, while at Sebring, he captured what would be come one of the most beautiful and iconic photographs of Paul Newman to date – a striking black and white of Newman in his Goodyear racing suit, hand to his ear, with a steel chronograph visible on his opposing wrist. The image remained part of Satterwhite’s personal portfolio for years, until one print was discovered by our own Ben Clymer. In discussions with Satterwhite’s representing gallery, we were able to secure 50 prints of this incredible image, on museum-quality paper, each individually signed and numbered by Satterwhite himself.
How Limited Are These?
There are 50 prints in total, 25 available in one of two different sizes – 11×14 and 16×20 – and once these photos are gone, they are gone. Forever. This image will not be reprinted in these sizes, or signed, ever again. And when you combine how meaningful this image is – of the very watch that arguably created the entire category of vintage collecting that we love so much – and taken and signed by a legendary photographer whose work is already commanding thousands of dollars at auction, and how stunning the actual image is, you have something very special. We are truly humbled to be working with Mr. Satterwhite on this series, and we hope you love it just as much as we do.
You can find out more details and order your signed edition right here.