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Slim Aarons
'Digging For Clams' Black Beach (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)

directly from the Original Negative dated 1960

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'Digging For Clams' by Slim Aarons Mrs. Leverett Saltonstall Shaw watches her children digging for clams at low tide on Black Beach, with a sail boat on the sand behind them and joined by their dog in Massachusetts Bay, circa 1960. The image has a magical quality caused by the reflection on the wet sand and lends an abstract feel to the composition. Another gorgeous and typically 'Slim' photograph, it epitomises the elegant, vintage style and glamour of the period. Beautifully documented by Aarons throughout his prolific photography career. In Slim's words, he photographed 'beautiful people in beautiful places, doing beautiful things'. A beautiful and classic Slim Aarons - darkroom, silver gelatin Archival fibre paper photograph, limited edition to 150 only, numbered and stamped by The Slim Aarons Estate on verso. Certificate of authenticity supplied. Gorgeous print measuring a very large 40 x 40" inches / ca 101 x 101 cm's. (printed on a 60x40" paper size) - Produced directly from the original negative held at Archive source. GALERIE PRINTS works directly with the Slim Aarons Estate and Archive in London, England. We ship regularly using Fedex Express services and shipping to all international locations is complimentary.

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  • Creator
    Slim Aarons (1916-2006, American)
  • Creation Year
    directly from the Original Negative dated 1960
  • Dimensions
    Height: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Width: 40 in. (101.6 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Mint condition Silver Gelatin Fibre Photograph, limited edition to 150 only. Numbered and stamped by The Slim Aarons Estate on verso. Supplied with certificate of authenticity.
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU38133362743

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About the Artist

Slim Aarons

American photographer Slim Aarons captured the 20th century’s international jet set — U.S. socialites, European royalty, Hollywood stars — at play in sun-kissed locales like Monaco, Saint-Tropez and Palm Beach, as well as other luxurious settings around the globe. Committed to eschewing makeup and artificial lighting, Aarons created images that are at once candid and polished, combining the relaxed posture of his subjects, who trusted him to document their lives, with the visual sharpness of a seasoned art director. Having gotten his start taking pictures for the U.S. military magazine Yank during World War II, he contributed over the course of his career to Life, Town and Country and Holiday magazines and published several books. Aarons was born in Manhattan in 1916. He joined the army at 18, shooting military maneuvers at West Point before serving as a combat photographer, for which he was awarded a Purple Heart. After the war, he moved to California and began snapping socialites and movie stars. In the 1950s, he opened a bureau for Life magazine in Rome, where he took pictures capturing the postwar scene. Aarons was always able to win the trust of his elite subjects, who saw him as close to a peer, rather than a paparazzo. In a 2002 interview with The Independent, he remarked, ''I knew everyone. They would invite me to one of their parties because they knew I wouldn't hurt them. I was one of them.'' This access allowed Aarons to document the rich and famous with their guard down, reading newspapers and magazines, talking on the phone, relaxing by the pool, and chatting with friends. The 1957 photograph The Kings of Hollywood, for example, which won him wide acclaim, shows Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper and Jimmy Stewart laughing together as they celebrate New Year’s Eve. Many of Aarons’s best-known images involve games and sports. In the 1972 Poolside Backgammon, two young women play the board game of the title against the backdrop of a majestic Acapulco estate. In 1958’s Cannes Watersports, a couple attempts to glide across the Golfe de la Napoule on Jet Skis, one expertly and one hanging on for dear life. And in Penthouse Pool, shot in Athens in 1961, a young woman wearing a yellow bathing cap smiles coyly at the camera, surrounded by friends and brightly colored seat cushions, with the Acropolis faintly visible in the background. Among Aarons’s books are 1974’s A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life, and its 2003 sequel, Once Upon a Time. His final book, A Place in the Sun, was published in 2005, one year before his death.
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