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Keep Your Cool (Backgammon in Acapulco) (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons, 'Keep Your Cool (Backgammon in Acapulco)' Carmen Alvarez enjoying a game of backgammon with Frank 'Brandy' Brandstetter in a swimming pool at Acapulco. Estate stamped...
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1970s Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Poolside Backgammon (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Guests at the Villa Nirvana, owned by Oscar Obregon, in Las Brisas, Acapulco, Mexico, 1972. Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from th...
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1970s Realist Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Backgammon By The Pool (Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Backgammon By The Pool, 1975 Chromogenic Lambda Print Estate edition of 150 Women playing backgammon while sunbathing at the Habitation Leclerc pool in Haiti, January 1975. Estate ...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Backgammon by the Pool (Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Backgammon by the Pool, 1957 Silver gelatin print Estate edition of 150 Countess Peter Jean-Baptiste de Manio (left) and Mary Beth-Turner play backgammon by a swimming pool in Palm ...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Backgammon By The Pool (Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Backgammon By The Pool, 1975 Chromogenic Lambda Print Estate edition of 150 Women playing backgammon while sunbathing at the Habitation Leclerc pool in Haiti, January 1975. Estate ...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Backgammon In Haiti
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Stamped Edition Limited to 150 only Close-up of a woman playing backgammon in Haiti, in January 1975. (Photo by Slim Aarons) This photograph epitomises the tra...
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1970s Modern Figurative Photography

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C Print, Color

'Poolside Backgammon' 1972 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Poolside Backgammon' 1972 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition Print Guests at the Villa Nirvana, owned by Oscar Obregon, in Las Brisas, Acapulco, Mexico, 1972. Produced from the ...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

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C Print, Color

'Poolside Backgammon' 1972 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Poolside Backgammon' 1972 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition Guests at the Villa Nirvana, owned by Oscar Obregon, in Las Brisas, Acapulco, Mexico, 1972. Produced from the origina...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Keep Your Cool (Backgammon in Acapulco) (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Carmen Alvarez enjoying a game of backgammon with Frank 'Brandy' Brandstetter in a swimming pool at Acapulco, 1978. Slim Aarons Keep Your Cool (Backgammon in Acapulco) Chromogenic L...
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1970s Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Keep Your Cool (Backgammon in Acapulco) (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Carmen Alvarez enjoying a game of backgammon with Frank 'Brandy' Brandstetter in a swimming pool at Acapulco, 1978. Slim Aarons Keep Your Cool (Backgammon in Acapulco) Chromogenic L...
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1970s Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

'Backgammon By The Pool' 1975 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Backgammon By The Pool' 1975 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition Print Women playing backgammon while sunbathing at the Habitation Leclerc pool in Haiti, January 1975. Produced fr...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

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C Print, Color

Keep Your Cool (Backgammon in Acapulco) (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Carmen Alvarez enjoying a game of backgammon with Frank 'Brandy' Brandstetter in a swimming pool at Acapulco, 1978. Slim Aarons Keep Your Cool (Backgammon in Acapulco) Chromogenic L...
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1970s Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Keep Your Cool (Backgammon in Acapulco) (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Carmen Alvarez enjoying a game of backgammon with Frank 'Brandy' Brandstetter in a swimming pool at Acapulco, 1978. Slim Aarons Keep Your Cool (Backgammon in Acapulco) Chromogenic L...
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1970s Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Backgammon Players - Slim Aarons, 20th century photography, Game, Nude, Swimming
By Slim Aarons
Located in Brighton, GB
Please be aware that the US recently imposed an import duty on photographs printed in the last 20 years which may apply if you are purchasing and importing this to the US. Currency ...
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20th Century American Modern Portrait Photography

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C Print

Poolside Backgammon - Slim Aarons, 20th Century, Villa, Pool, Games, Luxe
By Slim Aarons
Located in Brighton, GB
Please be aware that the US recently imposed an import duty on photographs printed in the last 20 years which may apply if you are purchasing and importing this to the US. Currency ...
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20th Century American Modern Portrait Photography

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Photographic Paper, Color, Lambda

Poolside Backgammon
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Poolside Backgammon, 1972: Guests at Villa Nirvana in Las Brisas, Acapulco, Mexico Staley-Wise Gallery offers photographic prints from the Slim Aarons Archive, owned and housed by G...
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1970s Color Photography

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C Print

Backgammon by the Pool
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, IT
Countess Peter Jean-Baptiste de Manio (left) and Mary-Beth Turner playing backgammon by a swimming pool in Palm Beach, Florida, 1959 This photograph is from the Estate Limited Editi...
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1950s Contemporary Color Photography

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C Print

Backgammon on the beach at Biarritz, France
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Backgammon on the beach at Biarritz, France, 1960 Chromogenic print Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Backgammon...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

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Lambda

Backgammon By The Pool (1959) Limited Estate Stamped - Grande XL
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Backgammon By The Pool (1959) Limited Estate Stamped - Grande XL (Photo By Slim Aarons) Countess Peter Jean-Baptiste de Manio (left) and Mary-Beth Turner playing backgammon by a s...
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1950s Modern Portrait Photography

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Black and White, Archival Pigment

Poolside Backgammon, Estate Edition (Vintage Acapulco, Villa Nirvana Las Brisas)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Guests playing a game of poolside backgammon at the Villa Nirvana, owned by Oscar Obregon, in Las Brisas, Acapulco, Mexico, 1972. Poolside Backgammon Villa Nirvana, Las Brisas, Acap...
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1970s Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Poolside Backgammon, Estate Edition (Vintage Acapulco, Villa Nirvana Las Brisas)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Guests playing a game of poolside backgammon at the Villa Nirvana, owned by Oscar Obregon, in Las Brisas, Acapulco, Mexico, 1972. Poolside Backgammon Villa Nirvana, Las Brisas, Acap...
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1970s Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons Estate Print - Poolside Backgammon 1972
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Print - Poolside Backgammon - Oversize Guests at the Villa Nirvana, owned by Oscar Obregon, in Las Brisas, Acapulco, Mexico, 1972. (Photo by Slim Aarons) Chro...
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1970s Modern Landscape Photography

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C Print, Color

Poolside Backgammon (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Guests at the Villa Nirvana, owned by Oscar Obregon, in Las Brisas, Acapulco, Mexico, 1972. Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from th...
Category

1970s Realist Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

Keep Your Cool - Slim Aarons, 20th Century, Portrait, Water, Games, Backgammon
By Slim Aarons
Located in Brighton, GB
Please be aware that the US recently imposed an import duty on photographs printed in the last 20 years which may apply if you are purchasing and importing this to the US. Currency ...
Category

20th Century American Modern Portrait Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Color, Lambda

Keep Your Cool (Backgammon in Acapulco)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons, 'Keep Your Cool (Backgammon in Acapulco)' Carmen Alvarez enjoying a game of backgammon with Frank 'Brandy' Brandstetter in a swimming pool at Acapulco. Estate stamped...
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1970s Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Keep Your Cool (Backgammon in Acapulco) free shipping
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Carmen Alvarez enjoying a game of backgammon with Frank 'Brandy' Brandstetter in a swimming pool at Acapulco. 40 x 60 inches $3300 30 x 40 inches $2800 20 x 30 inches $2...
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1970s Realist Portrait Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons Backgammon For Sale on 1stDibs

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How Much is a Slim Aarons Backgammon?

A slim aarons backgammon can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $3,150, while the lowest priced sells for $1,320 and the highest can go for as much as $4,900.

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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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.

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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.