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Slim Aarons, Desert House Party
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
A poolside party at a desert house, designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar Kaufman, in Palm Springs, January 1970. Featured in the group are: industrial designer Raymond Loewy (1893 - ...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

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Lambda

Desert House Party
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
A poolside party at a desert house, designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar J. Kaufmann, in Palm Springs Staley-Wise Gallery offers photographic prints from the Slim Aarons Archive, ow...
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1970s Color Photography

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C Print

Desert House Party
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, IT
A poolside party at a desert house, designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar J. Kaufmann, in Palm Springs, January 1970. Featured in the group are: industrial designer Raymond Loewy (189...
Category

1970s Contemporary Color Photography

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C Print

Desert House
By Maria C. Bernhardsson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Maria C. Bernhardsson is a colorful artist who lives and paints in Sweden. Most of her works are influenced by the architecture and geometry of houses. Bernhardsson travels the world...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Impressionist More Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Mixed Media, Watercolor

Slim Aarons - Kaufmann Desert House - Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
' KAUFMANN DESERT HOUSE ' 1970 by Slim Aarons ESTATE EDITION - numbered and emboss stamped on front. (edition size 150 only) Kaufmann Desert House Former fashion model Helen Dzo ...
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1960s Modern Landscape Photography

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Color, C Print

Kaufmann Desert House - Slim Aarons Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Kaufmann Desert House' by Slim Aarons Set to become another true Slim Aarons Classic - it's better known cousins 'Poolside Gossip' and 'Desert House Party' (also listed) are consi...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Desert House Party, (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Park City, UT
Slim Aarons, Desert House Party Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Various sizes available. Please reach out if you d...
Category

1970s Contemporary Color Photography

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C Print, Lambda

Desert House Party, (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Park City, UT
Slim Aarons, Desert House Party Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Various sizes available. Please reach out if you d...
Category

1970s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

Desert House Party, (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Park City, UT
Slim Aarons, Desert House Party Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Various sizes available. Please reach out if you do...
Category

1970s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Lambda, C Print

Slim Aarons Estate Print - Kaufmann Desert House 1970
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Print - Kaufmann Desert House The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, designed by Richard Neutra in 1946 for businessman Edgar J. Kaufmann, and now...
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1970s Modern Landscape Photography

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C Print, Color

Slim Aarons Kaufmann Desert House
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
January 1970: The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, designed by Richard Neutra in 1946 for businessman Edgar J. Kaufmann, and now owned by Nelda Linsk. Estate stamp...
Category

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

'Kaufmann Desert House' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Kaufmann Desert House' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition) A beautiful and classic Slim Aarons C-type photograph, limited edition to 150 only, numbered and stamped by The Slim Aarons Esta...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

'Kaufmann Desert House' (Slim Aarons Estate Stamped Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Kaufmann Desert House' by Slim Aarons Set to become another true Slim Aarons Classic - it's better known cousins 'Poolside Gossip' and 'Desert House Party' (also listed) are consi...
Category

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Slim Aarons Estate Print - Desert House Party - Oversize
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Print - Desert House Party - Oversize A poolside party at a desert house, designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar J. Kaufmann, in Palm Springs, January 1970. Feature...
Category

1970s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

Kaufmann Desert House (Poolside Series)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970: A desert house in Palm Springs designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar Kaufman. Lita Baron approaches Nelda Linsk, right, wife of art dealer Joseph Linsk who is talking to a frien...
Category

1970s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Kaufmann Desert House (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Kaufmann Desert House, 1970 C print Estate edition of 150 Former fashion model Helen Dzo Dzo Kaptur (in white lace), Nelda Linsk (in yellow), wife of art dealer Joseph Linsk, and ac...
Category

1970s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Desert House Party (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Desert House Party 1970 (printed later) Chromogenic Lambda Print Estate edition of 150 Guests by the pool at Nelda Linsk's desert house in Palm Springs, California, January 1970. T...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons Estate Print - Kaufmann Desert House 1970 - Oversize
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Print - Kaufmann Desert House 1970 The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, designed by Richard Neutra in 1946 for businessman Edgar J. Kaufmann, an...
Category

1970s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

Desert House Party (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Desert House Party 1970 (printed later) Chromogenic Lambda Print Estate edition of 150 Guests by the pool at Nelda Linsk's desert house in Palm Springs, California, January 1970. T...
Category

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

'Kaufmann Desert House' Slim Aarons Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Limited Edition C print 30x20" inches unframed. ' Kaufmann Desert House ' Former fashion model Helen Dzo Dzo Kaptur (in white lace) and Nelda Linsk (in yellow), ...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

'Kaufmann Desert House' Slim Aarons Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Limited Edition C print ' Kaufmann Desert House ' January 1970: The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, designed by Richard Neutra in 1946 for bus...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

'Kaufmann Desert House' Slim Aarons Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Limited Edition C print 30x20" inches unframed. ' Kaufmann Desert House ' Former fashion model Helen Dzo Dzo Kaptur (in white lace) and Nelda Linsk (in yellow), ...
Category

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

'Kaufmann Desert House' Slim Aarons Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Limited Edition C print 30x20" inches unframed. ' Kaufmann Desert House ' Former fashion model Helen Dzo Dzo Kaptur (in white lace) and Nelda Linsk (in yellow), ...
Category

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Slim Aarons Estate Print - Kaufmann Desert House 1970 - Oversize
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Print - Kaufmann Desert House - Oversize January 1970: The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, designed by Richard Neutra in 1946 for businessman E...
Category

1970s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

'Kaufmann Desert House' 1970 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Kaufmann Desert House' 1970 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition January 1970: The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, designed by Richard Neutra in 1946 for businessm...
Category

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Slim Aarons Estate Print - Kaufmann Desert House 1970 - Oversize
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Print - Kaufmann Desert House 1970 The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, designed by Richard Neutra in 1946 for businessman Edgar J. Kaufmann, an...
Category

1970s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

'Kaufmann Desert House' 1970 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Kaufmann Desert House' 1970 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition January 1970: The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, designed by Richard Neutra in 1946 for businessm...
Category

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Slim Aarons Estate Print - Desert House Party 1970 - Oversize
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Print - Desert House Party - Oversize A poolside party at a desert house, designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar J. Kaufmann, in Palm Springs, January 1970. Feature...
Category

1970s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

'Kaufmann Desert House' Slim Aarons Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Limited Edition C print 30x20" inches unframed. ' Kaufmann Desert House ' Former fashion model Helen Dzo Dzo Kaptur (in white lace) and Nelda Linsk (in yellow), ...
Category

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

'Desert House Party' 1970 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Desert House Party' 1970 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition Print A poolside party at a desert house, designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar J. Kaufmann, in Palm Springs, January 19...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Color

'Desert House Party' 1970 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Desert House Party' 1970 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition A poolside party at a desert house, designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar J. Kaufmann, in Palm Springs, January 1970. Fea...
Category

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Kaufmann Desert House - A Mid Century Modern Architecture Photography
By Tom Blachford
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The latest and final release in Australian photographer Tom Blachford’s long-running project, Midnight Modern, will be exhibited for the first time at TOTH Gallery in New York. Loos...
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2010s American Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Kaufmann Desert House - A Mid Century Modern Architecture Photography
By Tom Blachford
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The latest and final release in Australian photographer Tom Blachford’s long-running project, Midnight Modern, will be exhibited for the first time at TOTH Gallery in New York. Loos...
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2010s American Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

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

Materials

C Print

Slim Aarons, Desert House in Palm Springs (Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Desert House in Palm Springs, 1970 Chromogenic Lambda Print Estate edition of 150 Former fashion model Helen Dzo Dzo Kaptur (in white lace), Nelda Linsk (in yellow), wife of art dea...
Category

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

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...
Category

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Slim Aarons, Desert House Party (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Desert House Party, 1970. (printed later) C print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with Certificate of authenticity A poolside party at a desert house, desig...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

'Desert House Party' Palm Springs (Slim Aarons Estate Print)
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Desert House Party' by Slim Aarons This photograph was taken during the same party as Slim Aaron's now also iconic 'Poolside Gossip' photograph (see our other listings) and is jus...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Slim Aarons, Kaufmann Desert House (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
January 1970: The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, designed by Richard Neutra in 1946 for businessman Edgar J. Kaufmann, and now owned by Nelda Linsk. Estate stamp...
Category

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

Kaufmann Desert House Estate Edition Photograph (Poolside Series)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970: A desert house in Palm Springs designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar Kaufman. Lita Baron approaches Nelda Linsk, right, wife of art dealer Joseph Linsk who is talking to a frien...
Category

1960s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons, Poolside at the Kaufmann Desert House (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Kaufmann Desert House 1970 C Print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 January 1970: The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, designed by Richard N...
Category

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons, Poolside at the Kaufmann Desert House (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Kaufmann Desert House 1970 C Print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 January 1970: The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, designed by Richard N...
Category

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons 'At The Kaufmann Desert House,' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons At The Kaufmann Desert House, 1970, Printed Later Lambda C-print Estate Edition of 150 ormer fashion model Helen Dzo Dzo (left) talking to Nelda Linsk, wife of art deale...
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1980s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons, Kaufmann Desert House (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Soho Waiters Race, 1955 Former fashion model Helen Dzo Dzo Kaptur (in white lace), Nelda Linsk (in yellow), wife of art dealer Joseph Linsk, and actress Lita Baron (in white sunhat)...
Category

1970s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Slim Aarons 'Desert House Party' (Poolside Series, Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Guests by the pool at Nelda Linsk's desert house in Palm Springs, California, January 1970. The house was designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar J. Kaufmann. Helen Dzo Dzo is seen in t...
Category

1970s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Kaufmann Desert House' (Poolside Series,Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
January 1970: The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, designed by Richard Neutra in 1946 for businessman Edgar J. Kaufmann and now owned by Nelda Linsk (right, in yell...
Category

1970s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Desert House Party' (Poolside Series, Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A poolside party at a desert house, designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar J. Kaufmann, in Palm Springs, January 1970. Featured in the group are: industrial designer Raymond Loewy (189...
Category

1970s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Kaufmann Desert House' (Poolside Series,Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
January 1970: The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, designed by Richard Neutra in 1946 for businessman Edgar J. Kaufmann and now owned by Nelda Linsk (right, in yell...
Category

1970s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Desert House Party' (Poolside Series, Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Guests by the pool at Nelda Linsk's desert house in Palm Springs, California, January 1970. The house was designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar J. Kaufmann. Helen Dzo Dzo is seen in t...
Category

1970s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Kaufmann Desert House' (Poolside Series,Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
January 1970: The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, designed by Richard Neutra in 1946 for businessman Edgar J. Kaufmann and now owned by Nelda Linsk (right, in yell...
Category

1970s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Desert House Party' (Poolside Series, Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A poolside party at a desert house, designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar J. Kaufmann, in Palm Springs, January 1970. Featured in the group are: industrial designer Raymond Loewy (189...
Category

1970s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Desert House Party' (Poolside Series, Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Guests by the pool at Nelda Linsk's desert house in Palm Springs, California, January 1970. The house was designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar J. Kaufmann. Helen Dzo Dzo is seen in t...
Category

1970s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Kaufmann Desert House' (Poolside Series,Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
January 1970: The Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, designed by Richard Neutra in 1946 for businessman Edgar J. Kaufmann and now owned by Nelda Linsk (right, in yell...
Category

1970s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Kaufmann Desert House (Poolside series) (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970: A desert house in Palm Springs designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar Kaufman. Lita Baron approaches Nelda Linsk, right, wife of art dealer Joseph Linsk who is talking to a frien...
Category

1970s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Catch Up By the Pool (Kaufmann Desert House, sister image to Poolside Glamour)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970: A desert house in Palm Springs designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar Kaufman. Lita Baron approaches Nelda Linsk, right, wife of art dealer Joseph Linsk who is talking to a frien...
Category

1970s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Andy Burgess, Concrete Desert House, Acrylic on Canvas over Panel
By Andy Burgess
Located in London, GB
Signed, dated recto Acrylic on Canvas over Panel 76.2 x 101.6 cm 30 x 40 in. ------- Andy Burgess is known for his renditions of modernist and mid-century architecture, panoramic cit...
Category

2010s American Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Panel

For the house in the desert III
By Melisa Taylor Metzger
Located in Quebec, Quebec
"For the house in the desert" is a contemporary textured painting on canvas made with acrylic, latex, copper and bronze pigments, collaged found objects; biofact and artefact such as...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Bronze, Copper

Under The Desert Sky 3
Located in New York, NY
Artist: Josh Brooks Title: Under The Desert Sky 3 Medium: Charcoal, house paint, oil paint on wood panel Size: 40 x 30 inches Unique Josh Brooks is a Baltimore based artist known fo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Charcoal, House Paint, Oil, Wood Panel

Timothy Hursley, Desert Doll House, Nevada, Dye Transfer documentary photograph
By Timothy Hursley
Located in New York, NY
Timothy Hursley's dye-transfer photograph, "Desert Doll House, Hawthorne, Nevada," depicts the interior of a brothel. Green-tinged and vacant, time and interval are the subject of th...
Category

1980s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Dye Transfer

John Vaccaro's Play House of the Ridiculous performing Persia: A Desert Cheapie
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
John Vaccaro's Play House of the Ridiculous performing ‘Persia: A Desert Cheapie’ in 1972, photographed for The New York Times. This is an 8 x 10" vintage silver gelatin photograph t...
Category

1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

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Desert House For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact desert house you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. In our selection of items, you can find Modern examples as well as a Contemporary version. You’re likely to find the perfect desert house among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those made as recently as the 21st Century. Adding a desert house to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — find a piece on 1stDibs that incorporates elements of gray, black, gold, blue and more. Finding an appealing desert house — no matter the origin — is easy, but Slim Aarons, Maria C. Bernhardsson, Timothy Hursley, Melisa Taylor Metzger and Tom Blachford each produced popular versions that are worth a look. Artworks like these of any era or style can make for thoughtful decor in any space, but a selection from our variety of those made in digital print, lambda print and laser print can add an especially memorable touch. A large desert house can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 10 high and 7 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

How Much is a Desert House?

A desert house can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $3,350, while the lowest priced sells for $400 and the highest can go for as much as $12,000.

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.