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Slim Aarons 'Christmas Swim: Rita Aarons' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rita Aarons, wife of photographer Slim Aarons, swimming in a pool festooned with floating baubles and a decorated Christmas tree, Hollywood, California, 1954. Two children play in th...
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1950s American Realist Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Christmas Swim: Rita Aarons' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rita Aarons, wife of photographer Slim Aarons, swimming in a pool festooned with floating baubles and a decorated Christmas tree, Hollywood, California, 1954. Two children play in th...
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1950s American Realist Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Christmas Swim: Rita Aarons' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rita Aarons, wife of photographer Slim Aarons, swimming in a pool festooned with floating baubles and a decorated Christmas tree, Hollywood, California, 1954. Two children play in th...
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1950s American Realist Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Christmas Swim: Rita Aarons' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rita Aarons, wife of photographer Slim Aarons, swimming in a pool festooned with floating baubles and a decorated Christmas tree, Hollywood, California, 1954. Two children play in th...
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1950s American Realist Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Palm Beach Pagoda, Everglades Island (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Three women enjoy the sun in front of the Chinese teahouse on Everglades Island in Palm Beach, Florida, April 1985. The teahouse was designed by Wyeth, King, and Johnson. Slim Aaro...
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1980s American Realist Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Saint-Tropez Seafront (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The seafront in Saint-Tropez, on the French Riviera, September 1970. Slim Aarons Slim Aarons, Saint-Tropez Seafront Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition Complimenta...
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1970s American Realist Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Family Pool' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
circa 1960: Mrs A Watson Armour III (Jean Schweppe) with friends and family enjoying the pool on their estate at Lake Forest, Illinois. A Wonderful Time - Slim Aarons Slim Aarons Fa...
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1960s Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Family Pool' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
circa 1960: Mrs A Watson Armour III (Jean Schweppe) with friends and family enjoying the pool on their estate at Lake Forest, Illinois. A Wonderful Time - Slim Aarons Slim Aarons Fa...
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1960s Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Family Pool
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Family Pool, 1960 C print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with Certificate of authenticity circa 1960: Mrs A Watson Armour III (Jean Schweppe) with friends a...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Slim Aarons, Saint-Tropez Seafront (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The seafront in Saint-Tropez, on the French Riviera, September 1970. Slim Aarons Slim Aarons, Saint-Tropez Seafront Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition Complimenta...
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1970s American Realist Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Saint-Tropez Seafront (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The seafront in Saint-Tropez, on the French Riviera, September 1970. Slim Aarons Slim Aarons, Saint-Tropez Seafront Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition Complimenta...
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1970s American Realist Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Palm Beach Pagoda, Everglades Island (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Three women enjoy the sun in front of the Chinese teahouse on Everglades Island in Palm Beach, Florida, April 1985. The teahouse was designed by Wyeth, King, and Johnson. Slim Aaro...
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1980s American Realist Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Palm Beach Pagoda, Everglades Island (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Three women enjoy the sun in front of the Chinese teahouse on Everglades Island in Palm Beach, Florida, April 1985. The teahouse was designed by Wyeth, King, and Johnson. Slim Aaro...
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1980s American Realist Color Photography

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Lambda

'Swimming In Bermuda' SLIM AARONS ESTATE EDITION
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Swimming In Bermuda' by Slim Aarons SLIM AARONS ESTATE EDITION limited to 150 only numbered in ink & emboss stamped Guests on Sidney Gould’s ‘Sea Quest’ boat take a dip in the ...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Slim Aarons 'Family Pool' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
circa 1960: Mrs A Watson Armour III (Jean Schweppe) with friends and family enjoying the pool on their estate at Lake Forest, Illinois. A Wonderful Time - Slim Aarons Slim Aarons Fa...
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1960s Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Nice Pool'
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Nice Pool, 1955, Printed Later C print 48 x 48 inches Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. American writer C.Z. Guest (M...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Slim Aarons 'Family Pool' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
circa 1960: Mrs A Watson Armour III (Jean Schweppe) with friends and family enjoying the pool on their estate at Lake Forest, Illinois. A Wonderful Time - Slim Aarons Slim Aarons Fa...
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1960s Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Nice Pool (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Nice Pool, 1955, Printed Later C print 40 x 40 inches Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. American writer C.Z. Guest (M...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Slim Aarons 'Family Pool' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
circa 1960: Mrs A Watson Armour III (Jean Schweppe) with friends and family enjoying the pool on their estate at Lake Forest, Illinois. A Wonderful Time - Slim Aarons Slim Aarons Fa...
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1960s Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Dali's Party
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Dali's Party, 1959 C print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with Certificate of authenticity circa 1959: Surrealist painter Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) with ...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Slim Aarons, Rockefeller Brothers
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Rockefeller Brothers, 1960 C print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with Certificate of authenticity The Rockefeller brothers in their Radio City, New York o...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Slim Aarons 'Lake Tahoe Canoes' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
'Lake Tahoe Canoes' by Slim Aarons Slim Aarons Estate Edition Printed Later 40 x 40 inches Framing options available Over the course of a career lasting half a century, Slim Aarons...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Family Pool (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Family Pool, 1960 C print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with Certificate of authenticity circa 1960: Mrs A Watson Armour III (Jean Schweppe) with friends a...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Slim Aarons 'Nice Pool'
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Nice Pool, 1955, Printed Later C print 16 x 16 inches Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. American writer C.Z. Guest (M...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

USA Trianon (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
USA Trianon, 1960 Chromogenic lambda print Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. A group of young women enjoying the ...
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1960s American Modern Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Carlton Hotel (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The entrance to the Carlton Hotel, Cannes, France, 1958. Slim Aarons Carlton Hotel Lambda Print 4 sizes available Slim Aarons Estate Edition 60 x 60 inches $5100 48 x 48 inches $...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

'Harbour Island' Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Harbour Island' in the Bahamas, 1970 (Photo by Slim Aarons) Slim Aarons Estate Stamped Edition Limited to 150 only This photograph epitomises the travel style and glamour of th...
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1970s Modern Figurative Photography

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C Print, Color

Nice Pool (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Nice Pool, 1955 Archival pigment print 60 x 60 inches Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. American writer C.Z. Guest (M...
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1950s American Modern Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Slim Aarons, Carlton Hotel (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The entrance to the Carlton Hotel, Cannes, France, 1958, Printed Later. Slim Aarons Carlton Hotel Lambda Print Slim Aarons Estate Edition Framing options available 60 x 60 inches ...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Carlton Hotel' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The entrance to the Carlton Hotel, Cannes, France, 1958. Slim Aarons Carlton Hotel Giclee print Slim Aarons Estate Edition 60 x 60 inches $5100 48 x 48 inches $4500 40 x 40 inch...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Carlton Hotel (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The entrance to the Carlton Hotel, Cannes, France, 1958. Slim Aarons Carlton Hotel Lambda Print 6 sizes available Slim Aarons Estate Edition 60 x 60 inches $5100 48 x 48 inches $...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Carlton Hotel (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The entrance to the Carlton Hotel, Cannes, France, 1958. Slim Aarons Carlton Hotel Lambda Print 4 sizes available Slim Aarons Estate Edition Printed later. 60 x 60 inches $5100 4...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

'Social Call' Slim Arons ESTATE EDITION
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Social Call' by Slim Aarons SLIM AARONS ESTATE EDITION PRINT Numbered in ink to 150 only and emboss stamped on front. Charley Weaver at the Las Brisas resort in Acapulco, Mexico,...
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1970s Modern Figurative Photography

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Aluminum

Slim Aarons, C Z & Friends in a Model T, Palm Beach (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
American stage actress, author, columnist, horsewoman, fashion designer, and socialite, C. Z. Guest, ( aka Mrs. Winston F. C. Guest, 1920 - 2003) with her personalized Ford Model T t...
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1960s American Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, C Z & Friends in a Model T, Palm Beach (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
American stage actress, author, columnist, horsewoman, fashion designer, and socialite, C. Z. Guest, ( aka Mrs. Winston F. C. Guest, 1920 - 2003) with her personalized Ford Model T t...
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1950s American Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, C Z & Friends in a Model T, Palm Beach (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
American stage actress, author, columnist, horsewoman, fashion designer, and socialite, C. Z. Guest, ( aka Mrs. Winston F. C. Guest, 1920 - 2003) with her personalized Ford Model T t...
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1960s American Realist Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Marie-Louise Scio, Tettuccio Terme, Montecatini, Italy
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Slim Aarons Slim Aarons, Marie-Louise Scio (Tettuccio Terme, Montecatini, Italy, 1980) Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition Complimentary dealer shipping to your fram...
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1970s American Realist Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Marie-Louise Scio, Tettuccio Terme, Montecatini, Italy
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Slim Aarons Slim Aarons, Marie-Louise Scio (Tettuccio Terme, Montecatini, Italy, 1980) Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition Complimentary dealer shipping to your fram...
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1970s American Realist Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons Yacht Holiday (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tanned bodies on the deck of Dino Pecci Blunt’s yacht in Marbella, Spain 1967. Printed later. A group of bronzed young women captured from the back are seen enjoying the Spanish ho...
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1960s Realist Nude Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Cannes Sports' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1958: Holidaymakers water-skiing in front of the Carlton Hotel, Cannes. 'Cannes Sports' Carlton Hotel, Cannes, France Chromogenic Lambda print Printed Later Slim Aarons Estate Editi...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Portofino Villa (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Portofino Villa, 1977. (printed later) C print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with Certificate of authenticity Guests by the pool at Klaus Pudel's villa, t...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Slim Aarons 'Underwater Drink' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Underwater Drink 1972 (printed later) C print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with Certificate of authenticity A woman drinking from a coconut underwater in...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Slim Aarons 'Deck Dwellers' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
General view looking down on sunbathers on the deck of a yacht, off the coast of the Bahamas, April 1967 Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authentic...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Salvador Dali,' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Salvador Dali, 1959, Printed Later Lambda C-print Estate Edition of 150 circa 1959: Surrealist painter Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) with a red-haired woman at a ball in N...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Lily Safra' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lily Safra, the "Gilded Lily": Brazilian-Monegasque of of Russian Jewish heritage, enigmatic philanthropist, socialite, and wife of Lebanese born banker Edmond Safra, at home in La L...
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1990s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Sea Drive' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1967—Slim Aarons captures film producer Kevin McClory taking his wife Bobo Sigrist and their family for a drive in an Amphicar across the harbour at Nassau. Numbered and stamped by ...
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1960s Realist Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Venice Gondolas' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gondolas moored in Venice, 1957. In the background is the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, on San Giorgio Maggiore island. Slim Aarons Venice Gondolas Chromogenic Lambda print Printe...
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1950s Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Amalfi Coast (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Amalfi Coast, 1978 C-print Estate edition of 150 Windsurfing on the waters off the Amalfi Coast, Italy, in September 1978. Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 15...
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1970s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Portofino Villa' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Guests by the pool at Klaus Pudel's villa, the Casa Montefino, overlooking Portofino harbour, Portofino, Italy, August 1977. Portofino Villa Slim Aarons Estate Edition Chromogenic L...
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1970s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Ardizzone's House' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Ardizzone's House, 1985, Printed Later Lambda C-print Estate Edition of 150 Overlooking Ardizzone's House, on the water's edge in Portofino, Italy, July 1985. Estate s...
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1980s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Dolores Guinness' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1965: Dolores Guinness catches the sun's last rays in Costa Smeralda, Sardinia. Slim Aarons Dolores Guinness Costa Smeralda, Sardinia Chromogenic Lambda print Printed Later Slim Aa...
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1960s American Realist Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Portofino Villa (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Portofino Villa, 1977. (printed later) C print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with Certificate of authenticity Guests by the pool at Klaus Pudel's villa, t...
Category

1960s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Slim Aarons 'Sea Drive' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1967—Slim Aarons captures film producer Kevin McClory taking his wife Bobo Sigrist and their family for a drive in an Amphicar across the harbour at Nassau. Numbered and stamped by ...
Category

1960s Realist Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons, Penthouse Pool (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Penthouse Pool, 1961 (printed later) Archival pigment print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with Certificate of authenticity Young women by the Canellopoulo...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Slim Aarons, Bermuda Style (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Beverly Hills Hotel, 1957, Printed Later C print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity A swimming pool in the grounds of a house i...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Slim Aarons 'Sea Drive' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1967—Slim Aarons captures film producer Kevin McClory taking his wife Bobo Sigrist and their family for a drive in an Amphicar across the harbour at Nassau. Numbered and stamped by ...
Category

1960s Realist Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons, 'Francine Brandt' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Francine Brandt by a swimming pool in Acapulco, Mexico, January 1961. Slim Aarons Francine Brandt Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition Complimentary dealer shipping t...
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1960s American Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Anchorage Hotel (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A view of the Anchorage Hotel on Dickenson Bay, Antigua in the West Indies, 1960. Built by a Scottish couple, formerly resident in Africa, the hotel complex features Zulu-style cotta...
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1960s American Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Anchorage Hotel (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A view of the Anchorage Hotel on Dickenson Bay, Antigua in the West Indies, 1960. Built by a Scottish couple, formerly resident in Africa, the hotel complex features Zulu-style cotta...
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1960s American Realist Portrait Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons, Fairfield Croquet (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Players in the Fairfield County Hunt Club's croquet tournament, Fairfield, New England. Slim Aarons Fairfield Croquet Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition 40 x 60 in...
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1990s Realist Figurative Photography

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Lambda

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Aaron Slims For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of aaron slims for sale on 1stDibs. Today, if you’re looking for Minimalist editions of these works and are unable to find the perfect match for your home, our selection also includes Contemporary. There are many variations of these items available, from those made as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. You can search the aaron slims that we have for sale on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of gray, black, blue and purple. The range of these distinct pieces — often created in digital print, lambda print and laser print — can elevate any room of your home. Some aaron slims are too large for some spaces — a variety of smaller iterations, measuring # 10 inches across, are available.

How Much are Aaron Slims?

Prices for art of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — aaron slims in our inventory begin at $265 and can go as high as $35,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,350.

Slim Aarons Biography and Important Works

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.

Finding the Right Photography for You

Find a broad range of fine photography on 1stDibs today.

The first permanent image created by a camera — which materialized during the 1820s — is attributed to Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. The French inventor was on to something for sure. Kodak introduced roll film in the 1880s, allowing photography to become more democratic, although cameras wouldn’t be universally accessible until several decades later. 

Digital photographic techniques, software, smartphone cameras and social-networking platforms such as Instagram have made it even easier in the modern era for budding photographers to capture the world around them as well as disseminate their images far and wide. 

What might leading figures of visual art such as Andy Warhol have done with these tools at their disposal?

Today, when we aren’t looking at the digital photos that inundate us on our phones, we look to the past to celebrate the photographers who have broken rules as well as records — provocative and prolific artists like Horst P. Horst, Lillian Bassman and Helmut Newton, who altered the face of fashion and portrait photography; visionary documentary photographers such as Gordon Parks, whose best-known work was guided by social justice; and pioneers of street photography such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, who shot for revolutionary travel magazines like Holiday with the likes of globetrotting society lensman Slim Aarons.

Find photographers you may not know in Introspective and The Study — where you’ll read about Berenice Abbott, who positioned herself atop skyscrapers for the perfect shot, or “conceptual artist-adventurer” Charles Lindsay, whose work combines scientific rigor with artistic expression, or Massimo Listri, known for his epic interiors of opulent Old World libraries.

Throughout the past two centuries, photographers have used their medium to create expressive work that has resonated for generations. Shop a voluminous collection of this powerful fine photography on 1stDibs. Search by photographer to find the perfect piece for your living room wall, or spend some time with the work organized under various categories, such as landscape photography, nude photography and more.