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Slim Aarons, Poolside Pairs (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Poolside Pairs 1970 (printed later) C Print Estate signature stamped and numbered edition of 150 January 1970: The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, de...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Speedboat Landing' (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Speedboat Landing, 1973 Chromogenic Lambda Print (C Print) Estate edition of 150 August 1973: A motor boat arrives at a jetty in Porto Ercole, Italy. Estate stamped an...
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1970s 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 '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 'Snowmass Gathering' (Aarons Estate)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Snowmass Gathering 1968 (printed later) C print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with Certificate of authenticity Two women, wearing brightly-coloured skiwea...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

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 '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 'Party In Bermuda' (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Party In Bermuda 1970 (printed later) C print A party on the deck of the yacht 'Ondine' in Bermuda, June 1970. Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with cert...
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1970s Modern Figurative Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Skiing In Gstaad (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Skiing In Gstaad, 1961 Chromogenic Lambda Print Estate edition of 150 A vapour trail above skiers on a ski slope in Gstaad, Switzerland, 1961 Estate stamped and hand numbered editi...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

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Lambda

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

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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 '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 '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

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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 '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, 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, 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

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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

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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 ...
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1960s Realist Color Photography

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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, 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

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

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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

Slim Aarons, Cortina D'Ampezzo (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Skiers at Cortina D'Ampezzo in Italy, 1962. Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Slim Aarons (1916-2006) worked mainl...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Pussyfooting'
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Pussyfooting 1958 (printed later) C print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with Certificate of authenticity Actress Dee Hartford, wife of film producer Howard Hawks, sip...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Slim Aarons 'Bermuda Beach' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A woman on a beach in Bermuda, 1957. 48 x 48 inches $4500 40 x 40 inches $3950 30 x 30 inches $3350 20 x 20 inches $2500 Complimentary dealer shipping to your framer, worldwide....
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Truman Capote' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Slim Aarons Truman Capote Slim Aarons Estate Edition 1970: Author of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and 'In Cold Blood,' Truman Capote (1924 - 1984) and his dog in Palm Springs, Californi...
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1960s Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons Spinnaker Sailing (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Spinnaker sailing on the Costa Smeralda, Sardinia, August 1973 60 x 40 inches $3950 40 x 30 inches $3350 30 x 20 inches $3000 Complimentary dealer shipping to your framer, worldw...
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1970s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Courchevel
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Courchevel 1970 Chromogenic Lambda Print Estate edition of 150 A ski resort in Courchevel in the French Alps, circa 1970. Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certi...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Poolside Pairs (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Poolside Pairs 1970 (printed later) C Print Estate signature stamped and numbered edition of 150 January 1970: The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, de...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

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Lambda

'Kloisters' Slim Aarons
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Kloisters 1963 (printed later) C print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with Certificate of authenticity Caption: Skiers pass by the Hotel Chesa Grischuna in K...
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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 'Leisure in Antibes' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A woman sunbathing in a motorboat as it tows a waterskiier, in the sea off the Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc in Antibes on the French Riviera, August 1969. Leisure in Antibes Hotel du Cap E...
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1960s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Gasthof Post Pool' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Guests lounging by the indoor swimming pool of the Gasthof Post in Lech, Austria, February 1979. Slim Aarons Gasthof Post Pool Chromogenic Lambda print Printed Later Slim Aarons Est...
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1970s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Poolside Pairs (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Poolside Pairs 1970 (printed later) C Print Estate signature stamped and numbered edition of 150 January 1970: The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, de...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Sundowners (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Slim Aarons Sundowners, 1958 Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition Complimentary dealer shipping to your framer, worldwide. Two bikini-clad holidaymakers enjoy a glas...
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1950s American Realist Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Poolside Pairs (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Poolside Pairs 1970 (printed later) C Print Estate signature stamped and numbered edition of 150 January 1970: The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, de...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Skiing Waiters' (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Skiing Waiters, 1960 C print Edition of 150 Caption: Three skiing waiters on a ski slope, with the man in the foreground carrying a bird on a tray, the second man carri...
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1950s Realist Figurative Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Christmas Swim' (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Rita Aarons, wife of photographer Slim Aarons, on a lilo in a swimming pool decorated for Christmas, Hollywood, 1954. The Hollywood sign can be seen in the distance. Estate stamped...
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1950s Modern Figurative Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Skiing Waiters' (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Skiing Waiters, 1960 C print Edition of 150 Caption: Three skiing waiters on a ski slope, with the man in the foreground carrying a bird on a tray, the second man carri...
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1950s Realist Figurative Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Speedboat Landing' (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Speedboat Landing, 1973 Chromogenic Lambda Print (C Print) Estate edition of 150 August 1973: A motor boat arrives at a jetty in Porto Ercole, Italy. Estate stamped an...
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1970s Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Poolside Pairs (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Poolside Pairs 1970 (printed later) C Print Estate signature stamped and numbered edition of 150 January 1970: The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, de...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons, Vermont Winter (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
circa 1960: Students from Stowe Preparatory School track through deep snow near Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak, Vermont. Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certif...
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1960s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Palm Beach Idyll (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A couple sunbathing by the sea at Palm Beach, Florida, circa 1955. Slim Aarons Palm Beach Idyll Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition Complimentary dealer shipping to...
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1950s American Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Lounging in Gstaad' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Holidaymakers in sun loungers on the slopes at at Gstaad, Switzerland, March 1961. Slim Aarons Lounging in Gstaad Chromogenic Lambda print Printed Later Slim Aarons Estate Edition ...
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1960s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Porto Ercole' Italy (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A jetty juts out from the rocky shoreline at the Hotel Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole, Tuscany, August 1973. Slim Aarons 'Porto Ercole' Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole, Tuscany, Italy Chr...
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1970s American Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Porto Ercole' Italy (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A jetty juts out from the rocky shoreline at the Hotel Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole, Tuscany, August 1973. Slim Aarons 'Porto Ercole' Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole, Tuscany, Italy Chr...
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1970s American Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Desert House Party' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Desert House Party, 1970 C print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with Certificate of authenticity A poolside party at a desert house, designed by Richard Ne...
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1970s 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
1959: Young women canoeing on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, straddling the border of California and Nevada. Three young woman...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

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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.

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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.