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Slim Aarons
'Britt Ekland' Slim Aarons Estate Edition

1969

$3,950Asking Price

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'Britt Ekland' (Estate Stamped Edition) by Slim Aarons. Film star Britt Ekland (Britt-Marie Eklund) in Porto Ercole, Italy, 1969. This photograph epitomises the travel style and glamour of the period's wealthy and famous, beautifully documented by Aarons. In his words, he loved to photograph 'beautiful people in beautiful places, doing beautiful things'. A beautiful and classic Slim Aarons C-type photograph, limited edition to 150 only, numbered and stamped by The Slim Aarons Estate on verso. Supplied with certificate of authenticity. Gorgeous print measuring 40 x 40" inches / ca 101 x 101 cm's. (printed on a 60x40" paper size) Produced utilising the original transparency 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. GALERIE PRINTS works in close partnership with the prestigious Getty Images Archive and Slim Aarons Estate, London England - to bring you officially certified prints from this beautiful collection. Our prints are produced as Original Colour C-type or Black & White Silver Gelatin Photographs – utilising the original transparencies and negatives housed at the Archive. Please be aware that exact colour balances may differ from what is seen online and on various screens to the actual final print. Galerie Prints offers premium quality photographic prints from the Slim Aarons Archive owned and housed by Getty Images. All photographs are printed and authorized by the Getty Images Gallery, London.

Details

  • Creator
    Slim Aarons (1916-2006, American),
  • Creation Year
    1969
  • Dimensions
    Height: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Width: 40 in. (101.6 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Mint condition C-type 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: LU38131166113

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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.Find a collection of vintage Slim Aarons photography on 1stDibs.
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