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Slim Aarons, Leisure and Fashion, Colony Hotel, Palm Beach
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A woman watching a poolside fashion show at the Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida, 1961. Slim Aarons Leisure and Fashion Chromogenic Lambda Print Slim Aarons Estate Edition 40 x 40...
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1950s American Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Leisure and Fashion, Colony Hotel, Palm Beach
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A woman watching a poolside fashion show at the Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida, 1961. Slim Aarons Leisure and Fashion Chromogenic Lambda Print Slim Aarons Estate Edition 40 x 40...
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1950s American Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Leisure and Fashion, Colony Hotel, Palm Beach
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A woman watching a poolside fashion show at the Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida, 1961. Slim Aarons Leisure and Fashion Chromogenic Lambda Print Slim Aarons Estate Edition 40 x 40...
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1950s American Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

La Concha Beach Club (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
La Concha Beach Club, 1975 Bathers at La Concha Beach Club, Acapulco, Mexico, February 1975.
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Beach Hut Antibes
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Beach Hut Antibes 1969 C print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with Certificate of authenticity Guests at a beach hut at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibe...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Slim Aarons, 'Beach at St Tropez' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sunbathers on the beach at St. Tropez, France, 1977. Slim Aarons Beach at St Tropez Slim Aarons Estate Edition Stamped and hand numbered by the Slim Aarons Estate. Certificate of Au...
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1970s Realist Figurative Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, 'Beach at St Tropez' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sunbathers on the beach at St. Tropez, France, 1977. Slim Aarons Beach at St Tropez Slim Aarons Estate Edition Stamped and hand numbered by the Slim Aarons Estate. Chromogenic Lambd...
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1970s Realist Figurative Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Beach Picnic (Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Backgammon By The Pool, 1975 Chromogenic Lambda Print Estate edition of 150 West Coast magazine publisher Jack Vietor picnicking on the rocks below his home in southern California. ...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Pebble Beach'
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Riders from the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center wend their way through the Californian sand dunes and pampas grass, November 1976. Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 wi...
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1970s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

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, 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, 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 'Palm Beach Society' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jim Kimberly and his wife (far left) and friends with his white sports car and white boats moored on Lake Worth. A Palm Beach socialite, Kimberly acts as Honorary Consul of Jordan. A...
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1960s Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Saint-Tropez Beach' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The beach at Saint-Tropez, on the French Riviera, August 1971. Slim Aarons Saint-Tropez Beach Chromogenic Lambda print Printed Later Slim Aarons Estate Edition Complimentary dealer ...
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1970s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Nassau Beach Hotel (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Nassau Beach Hotel, 1959 C print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity The outdoor swimming pool at Nassau Beach Hotel, Nassau, Ba...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Slim Aarons 'Palm Beach Society' Slim Aarons Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jim Kimberly and his wife (far left) and friends with his white sports car and white boats moored on Lake Worth. A Palm Beach socialite, Kimberly acts as Honorary Consul of Jordan. A...
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1960s Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Palm Beach Debutantes (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Young debutantes in Palm Beach, Florida, 1968. Slim Aarons Palm Beach Debutantes Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition Complimentary dealer shipping to your framer, wo...
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1960s American Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Palm Beach Debutantes (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Young debutantes in Palm Beach, Florida, 1968. Slim Aarons Palm Beach Debutantes Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition Complimentary dealer shipping to your framer, wo...
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1960s American Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons Freeport Beach Bahamas (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Freeport Beach Chromogenic Lambda print Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. A beach in Freeport, in the Bahamas, April...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Slim Aarons, Palm Beach Debutantes (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Young debutantes in Palm Beach, Florida, 1968. Slim Aarons Palm Beach Debutantes Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition Complimentary dealer shipping to your framer, wo...
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1960s American Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons Palm Beach Society (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jim Kimberly and his wife (far left) and friends with his white sports car and white boats moored on Lake Worth. A Palm Beach socialite, Kimberly acts as Honorary Consul of Jordan. A...
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1960s Realist Portrait Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons, 'Saint-Tropez Beach'
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Saint-Tropez Beach 1971. (printed later) C print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with Certificate of authenticity The beach at Saint-Tropez, on the French R...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Slim Aarons, Coral Beach, Bermuda
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Coral Beach, Bermuda, 1977. C print estate edition of 150 A view of Coral Beach, Bermuda, 1977. Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of aut...
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1960s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons Palm Beach Idyll
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Palm Beach Idyll, 1955 C-print 30 x 30 inches A couple sunbathe by the sea at Palm Beach Florida 1955 USA Slim Aarons (1916-2006) worked mainly for society publications photograp...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Slim Aarons, Palm Beach Arts Festival (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Palm Beach Arts Festival Procession, Florida, 1964. Slim Aarons Palm Beach Arts Festival Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition Complimentary dealer shipping to yo...
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1960s American Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Porto Ercole Beach' Italy (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A quiet stretch of coastline in Porto Ercole, Tuscany, July 1991 Slim Aarons 'Porto Ercole Beach' Porto Ercole, Tuscany, Italy Chromogenic Lambda print Printed Later Slim Aarons Est...
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1990s American Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Porto Ercole Beach' Italy (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A quiet stretch of coastline in Porto Ercole, Tuscany, July 1991. Slim Aarons 'Porto Ercole Beach' Porto Ercole, Tuscany, Italy Chromogenic Lambda print Printed Later Slim Aarons Es...
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1990s American Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Monte Carlo Beach Club' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Guests around the pool at the Monte Carlo Beach Club, Monaco, August 1970 Slim Aarons Monte Carlo Beach Club, 1970 (Printed later) Slim Aarons Estate Edition 40 x 40 inches Framing...
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1970s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Monte Carlo Beach Club' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Slim Aarons Monte Carlo Beach Club 4 sizes available Slim Aarons Estate Edition Guests around the pool at the Monte Carlo Beach Club, Monaco, August 1970 Numbered and stamped by t...
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1970s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Porto Ercole Beach' Italy (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A quiet stretch of coastline in Porto Ercole, Tuscany, July 1991 Slim Aarons 'Porto Ercole Beach' Porto Ercole, Tuscany, Italy Chromogenic Lambda print Printed Later Slim Aarons Est...
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1990s American Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons Monte Carlo Beach Club (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Slim Aarons Monte Carlo Beach Club 4 sizes available Slim Aarons Estate Edition 72 x 48 inches (at this size, this is a little soft, commensurate with the time period of the photog...
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1970s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Monte Carlo Beach Club' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Slim Aarons Monte Carlo Beach Club 4 sizes available Slim Aarons Estate Edition Guests around the pool at the Monte Carlo Beach Club, Monaco, August 1970. Numbered and stamped by ...
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1970s Realist Landscape 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

Slim Aarons, On the Beach in Bermuda (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sunbathing and swimming at a beach in Bermuda, June 1967. Slim Aarons On the Beach in Bermuda Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition Complimentary dealer shipping to y...
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1960s American Realist Portrait 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

Palm Beach Street (Slim Aarons Estate)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Cars parked on a tree-lined street in Palm Beach, Florida, circa 1953. C print 12 x 10 inches Framed Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticit...
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1950s American Modern Color Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, On the Beach in Bermuda (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sunbathing and swimming at a beach in Bermuda, June 1967. Slim Aarons On the Beach in Bermuda Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition Complimentary dealer shipping to y...
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1960s American Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Positano Beach
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Positano Beach Estate Stamped Edition Limited to 150 only Printed 2020 Elevated view looking down on sunbathers and parasols on the beach at La Scogl...
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1970s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Freeport Beach
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons - Estate Stamped Edition Limited to 150 only A beach in Freeport, in the Bahamas, April 1969. (Photo by Slim Aarons). This photograph epitomises the travel style ...
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1960s Modern Landscape Photography

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C Print, Color

Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Pellicano Beach
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Stamped Edition Limited to 150 only Holidaymakers on the Tuscan coast at the Hotel Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole, August 1969 (Photo by Slim Aarons) This photogr...
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1960s Modern Landscape Photography

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C Print, Color

Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Positano Beach
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Positano Beach Estate Stamped Edition Limited to 150 only Elevated view looking down on sunbathers and parasols on the beach at La Scogliera beach in...
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1970s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Positano Beach
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Positano Beach Estate Stamped Edition Limited to 150 only Printed 2020 Elevated view looking down on sunbathers and parasols on the beach at La Scogl...
Category

1970s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Positano Beach
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Positano Beach Estate Stamped Edition Limited to 150 only Printed 2020 Elevated view looking down on sunbathers and parasols on the beach at La Scogl...
Category

1970s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Positano Beach
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Positano Beach Estate Stamped Edition Limited to 150 only Elevated view looking down on sunbathers and parasols on the beach at La Scogliera beach in...
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1970s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Kaloa Beach
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Stamped Edition Limited to 150 only Holidaymakers at Kaloa Beach, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, January 1975 (Photo by Slim Aarons) This photograph epitomises the tra...
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1970s Modern Landscape Photography

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C Print, Color

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 Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Positano Beach
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Positano Beach Estate Stamped Edition Limited to 150 only Elevated view looking down on sunbathers and parasols on the beach at La Scogliera beach in...
Category

1970s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

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

Materials

Lambda

Laguna Beach (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Surfers outside a beach hut in Laguna Beach, California, January 1970. Laguna Beach Slim Aarons Estate Print Chromogenic Lambda print with two certificates of authenticity 60 x 40 ...
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1970s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Laguna Beach (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Surfers outside a beach hut in Laguna Beach, California, January 1970. Laguna Beach Slim Aarons Estate Print Chromogenic Lambda print with two certificates of authenticity 60 x 40 ...
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1970s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Positano Beach
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Positano Beach Estate Stamped Edition Limited to 150 only Printed 2020 Elevated view looking down on sunbathers and parasols on the beach at La Scogl...
Category

1970s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

Slim Aarons - Palm Beach - Estate Stamped
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons - Palm Beach - Estate Stamped imited Edition Estate Stamped Print (edition size 1/150). The pool at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, USA, 1955. (Photo by Slim Aar...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Slim Aarons - Pebble beach - Estate Stamped
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Pebble Beach' by Slim Aarons ESTATE STAMPED EDITION Riders from the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center wend their way through the Californian sand dunes and pampas grass, November 1976...
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1970s Modern Landscape Photography

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C Print

Laguna Beach (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Surfers outside a beach hut in Laguna Beach, California, January 1970. 60 x 40 inches $3950 40 x 30 inches $3350 30 x 20 inches $3000 Complimentary dealer shipping to your framer...
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1970s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Il Pellicano Beach 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 'Il Pellicano Beach, Porto Ecole' Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole,...
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1970s American Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Il Pellicano Beach 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 'Il Pellicano Beach, Porto Ecole' Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole,...
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1970s American Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Palm Beach Cocktail Party (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Palm Beach Party, 1964 Chromogenic Lambda Print Estate edition of 150 A pool party in Palm Beach, Florida, USA, 1964. Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certifica...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons Estate Edition - Palm Beach Idyll
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons - Palm Beach Idyll- Estate Stamped Edition Limited to 150 only A couple sunbathe by the sea at Palm Beach Florida 1955 USA (Photo by Slim Aarons). This photograph epi...
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1950s Modern Landscape Photography

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C Print, Color

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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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