He wanted the photographer - best-known for his intimate portraits of Marilyn Monroe - to give Lovelace a 'completely new look'.
Joshua Greene confirmed that the images his father took were intended to 're-launch her career in a new light', but that turning point never came about.
In addition to the images on display at the Museum of Sex, there will also be a collection of limited-edition fine art prints on sale.
Share They have released 28 portraits of Lovelace, who died aged 53 from injuries sustained in a car crash in 2002, for the upcoming exhibit in Manhattan, which opens on Monday December 9.
One particular shot of the screen star wrapped in pink fabric is a favourite of the art duo, because of the way it 'drapes, falls and moves' on her body, they told MailOnline.
Despite the two movies making her a household name, Lovelace later spoke out against pornography in speeches to universities and governments.