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Slim Aarons
Slim Aarons 'Palm Beach Idyll' 30 x 30 archival photographic print

2021

$1,500

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Slim Aarons Palm Beach Idyll, 1955 (printed later 2021) A couple sunbathing by the sea at Palm Beach, Florida circa 1955 C-type (chromogenic) print on archival paper 30 x 30 (sheet) This photographic print is from the highly esteemed Getty Images Gallery. It was printed later from the original negatives and plates in their darkroom. An embossed stamp 'Getty Images Gallery' is applied to the bottom right margin and a Certificate of Authenticity is included.

Details

  • Creator
    Slim Aarons (1916-2006, American)
  • Creation Year
    2021
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    In excellent condition. Never framed. Will arrive rolled in a tube.
  • Gallery Location
    San Rafael, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 111-3191stDibs: LU108418363942

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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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