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Slim Aarons Estate Print - Capucine 1957
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Capucine French actress Capucine fanning herself at a New Years Eve party held at Romanoffs in Beverly Hills. Photo by Slim Aarons. Printed 2022. Silver gelatin print Paper size ...
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1950s Modern Portrait Photography

Materials

Black and White, Silver Gelatin

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

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

'New England Skiing' Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
New England Skiing (1955) - Limited Estate Stamped - Silver Gelatin Fibre Print (Photo by Slim Aarons/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) A skier carrying his boots in New Hampshire, 1955...
Category

1950s Modern Portrait Photography

Materials

Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Cannes Cannes Girls (1958) Slim Aarons Limited Estate Print
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Cannes Girls (1958) Limited Estate Stamped (Photo by Slim Aarons) Two bikini-clad holidaymakers posing outside the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, in the south of France, 1958 . Additio...
Category

1950s Modern Figurative Photography

Materials

Color, Archival Pigment

Sunbathing On Capri 1974 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Print
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Andros Island (1957) Limited Estate Stamped (Photo By Slim Aarons) Sunbathers by a swimming pool at the Hotel Punta Tragara on the island of Capri, Italy, August 1974. Additi...
Category

1950s Modern Nude Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

C.Z. And Guest (1955) Slim Aarons Limited Estate Print
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
C.Z. And Guest (1955) Limited Estate Stamped (Photo By Slim Aarons) American socialite Mrs. Winston F. C. Guest (aka C. Z. Guest, 1920 – 2003) poses with Joanne Connolly (right) ...
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1950s Modern Figurative Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment, Color

'Skiing Essentials' Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
New England Skiing - 'Skiing Essentials' (1955) - Limited Estate Stamped - Silver Gelatin Fibre Print (Photo By Slim Aarons/Getty Images Archive) A couple prepares for a day's ski...
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1950s Modern Figurative Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin, Black and White

'Skiing Starters' Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
New England Skiing - 'Skiing Starters' (1955) - Limited Edition Estate Stamped - Silver Gelatin Fibre Print (Photo By Slim Aarons/Getty Images Archive) A young skier prefers to ca...
Category

1950s Modern Portrait Photography

Materials

Black and White, Silver Gelatin

'New Year at Romanoff's' Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
New Year at Romanoff's (1957) - Limited Estate Stamped - Silver Gelatin Fibre Print (Photo By Slim Aarons) Film stars (left to right) Clark Gable (1901 - 1960), Van Heflin (1910 ...
Category

1950s Modern Portrait Photography

Materials

Black and White, Silver Gelatin

'New England Skiing' Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
New England Skiing (1955) - Limited Estate Stamped - Silver Gelatin Fibre Print (Photo By Slim Aarons/Getty Images Archive) Skis leaning against the wall of a hut marked 'Ski Inst...
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1950s Modern Figurative Photography

Materials

Black and White, Silver Gelatin

'Grand Day Out' Slim Aarons (1955) Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Grand Day Out (1955) Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print (Photo By Slim Aarons) Art collector Chester Dale (1883 – 1962) with Charles Prescott Berdell and their wives in Palm Bea...
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1950s Modern Portrait Photography

Materials

Color, C Print

Nice Pool, (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Park City, UT
Slim Aarons, 'Nice Pool' Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Printed later. Various sizes available. Please reach out i...
Category

1950s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

'Verbier View' Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Verbier View (1964) Limited Estate Stamped (Photo By Slim Aarons) Skiers admire the view across a valley of clouds. Verbier, 1964. Additional Information: Unframed Paper Size:...
Category

1960s Modern Portrait Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

Catherine Wilke, (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Park City, UT
Slim Aarons, Catherine Wilke Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Various sizes available Catherine Wilke joins the top...
Category

1980s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

Monte Carlo, (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Park City, UT
Slim Aarons, 'Monte Carlo' Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Printed later. Various sizes available. Please reach ou...
Category

1970s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

Penthouse Pool, (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Park City, UT
Slim Aarons, Penthouse Pool Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Various sizes available Young women by the Canellopoul...
Category

1960s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

'Snowmass Picnic' Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Snowmass Picnic (1967) Limited Estate Stamped (Photo By Slim Aarons) A stand-up fondue picnic for fashionable skiers at Snowmass-at-Aspen, Colorado which has more than fifty mile...
Category

1960s Modern Portrait Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

'Bettina Graziani' Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Bettina Graziani (1964) Limited Edition Estate Stamped C Type Print (Photo By Slim Aarons) French fashion model Bettina Graziani (Simone Micheline Bodin) (1925 – 2015) adjusting t...
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1960s Modern Portrait Photography

Materials

Color, C Print

Slim Aarons Estate Print 'Motorboats In Antibes'
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Motorboats In Antibes' by Slim Aarons Motorboats moored on the coast near the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes on the French Riviera, August 1969. Beautiful Riva motorboats are se...
Category

1960s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Slim Aarons - Bad Luck Gloria Oscar Night 1951 Limited Estate print
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Bad Luck Gloria (1951) - Silver Gelatin Fibre Print - Limited Estate Stamped (Photo by Slim Aarons/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) 2nd April 1951: American actor Jose Ferrer (1912 - 1...
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1950s Modern Figurative Photography

Materials

Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Eden-Roc Pool, (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Park City, UT
Slim Aarons, Eden-Roc Pool Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Various sizes available Guests round the swimming pool ...
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1970s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

Slim Aarons Estate Print 'Motorboats In Antibes'
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Motorboats In Antibes' by Slim Aarons Motorboats moored on the coast near the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes on the French Riviera, August 1969. Beautiful Riva motorboats are se...
Category

1960s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Verbier Vacation, (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Park City, UT
Slim Aarons, Verbier Vacation Estate stamped and hand numbered edition 35 / 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Various sizes available Holiday-makers take the su...
Category

1960s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

Chancellery Graffiti, (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Park City, UT
Slim Aarons, 'Chancellery Graffiti' Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Printed later. 1945: Graffiti on the wall of H...
Category

1940s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Lambda, C Print

Soho Waiters' Race (1955) - Slim Aarons- Limited Estate Stamped
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Soho Waiters' Race (1955) - Silver Gelatin Fibre Print - Limited Estate Stamped (Photo by Slim Aarons/Getty Images) Waiters carrying half bottles of champagne set off on the annual...
Category

1950s Modern Portrait Photography

Materials

Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Boy Baron (1957) Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition - Giant
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Boy Baron (1957) Limited Estate Stamped (Photo By Slim Aarons) The youngest peer in England, seven-year-old Thomas Alexander Fermor-Hesketh, 3rd Baron and 10th Baronet Hesketh, f...
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1950s Modern Figurative Photography

Materials

Color, Archival Pigment

Skiing Waiters, (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Park City, UT
Slim Aarons, Skiing Waiters Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Various sizes available Three skiing waiters on a ski ...
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1960s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

'Dining Al Fresco' Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Dining Al Fresco (1976) Limited Edition Estate Stamped (Photo by Slim Aarons) Victor Marson (left) and George Amos dine in the garden of Highclere Estate, Barbados, April 1976. ...
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1970s Modern Figurative Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

Poolside Party, (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Park City, UT
Slim Aarons, Poolside Party Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Various sizes available. Please reach out if you don't...
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 d...
Category

1970s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

'Conca dei Marini' Capri Slim Aarons Estate Print
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Conca dei Marini' by Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition - numbered to 150 in ink on front and emboss stamped. A bay in Conca dei Marini, on the Amalfi coast in Italy, August 1984...
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1980s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print

'Nirvana' Slim Aarons ESTATE EDITION
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Nirvana' by Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Print numbered in ink & emboss stamped limited to 150 only. The pool at Villa Nirvana, Acapulco, Mexico. Old Acapulco can be seen ...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

'Roof Top Pool' Monte Carlo (Slim Aarons Estate Print)
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Roof Top Pool' by Slim Aarons A woman by the pool on the roof of the Loews Hotel, Monte Carlo, Monaco, August 1975. A young woman wearing a fashionable black bikini and large sung...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

'Hotel Il San Pietro' Slim Aarons ESTATE ptrint
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Hotel Il San Pietro' by Slim Aarons Guests at the Hotel Il San Pietro in Positano, Italy, August 1979. In his words, he photographed 'beautiful people in beautiful places, doing ...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Slim Aarons 'Conca dei Marini' Capri Estate Print
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Conca dei Marini' by Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition - numbered to 150 in ink on front and emboss stamped. A bay in Conca dei Marini, on the Amalfi coast in Italy, August 1984...
Category

1980s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

Color, C Print

'Count And Countess Jaime De Mora Y Aragon' Slim Aarons Estate Print
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Count And Countess Jaime De Mora Y Aragon' by Slim Aarons LIMITED EDITION ESTATE STAMPED PRINT Numbered in ink to 150 only and emboss stamped on front. Count and Countess (nee Mar...
Category

1980s Modern Figurative Photography

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Archival Pigment

Kings of Hollywood, (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Park City, UT
Slim Aarons, Kings of Hollywood 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

1950s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

'Nirvana' Slim Aarons ESTATE EDITION
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Nirvana' by Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Print numbered in ink & emboss stamped limited to 150 only. The pool at Villa Nirvana, Acapulco, Mexico. Old Acapulco can be seen ...
Category

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

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 do...
Category

1970s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Lambda, C Print

Lake Tahoe Couple, (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Park City, UT
Slim Aarons, 'Lake Tahoe Couple', 1959 Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Printed later. A couple at a swimming pool ...
Category

1950s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print, Lambda

'Marbella House Party' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Marbella House Party' 1980 Italy by Slim Aarons Guests at a party at the home of Sebastiano Bergese in Marbella, Spain, August 1967. (Photo by Slim Aarons) Oversize 60x40 inches...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

'Roof Top Pool' Monte Carlo (Slim Aarons Estate Print)
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Roof Top Pool' by Slim Aarons An exquisite Limited Edition Slim Aarons Estate stamped and issued C Print. limited to 150 only Gorgeous print measuring a large Oversize 24 x 20 inc...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

'Hotel Il San Pietro' Slim Aarons Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Hotel Il San Pietro' Slim Aarons Estate Edition Guests at the Hotel Il San Pietro in Positano, Italy, August 1979. In his words, he photographed 'beautiful people in beautiful p...
Category

1970s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print

'Marbella House Party' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Marbella House Party' 1980 Italy by Slim Aarons Guests at a party at the home of Sebastiano Bergese in Marbella, Spain, August 1967. (Photo by Slim Aarons) Oversize 60x40 inches...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

'Hotel Il San Pietro' Slim Aarons Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Hotel Il San Pietro' Slim Aarons Estate Edition Guests at the Hotel Il San Pietro in Positano, Italy, August 1979. In his words, he photographed 'beautiful people in beautiful p...
Category

1970s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print

Eleuthera Pool Party - Slim Aarons - Bahamas - Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Eleuthera Pool Party' by Slim Aarons LIMITED EDITION ESTATE STAMPED PRINT Numbered in ink to 150 only and emboss stamped on front. Guests at the French Leave Hotel, owned by actor...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

'Yachting Trip' HUGE Oversize Slim Aarons Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Yachting Trip' LIMITED EDITION ESTATE STAMPED print - limited to 150 only. Selvaggia Borromeo wades ashore from her yacht during a holiday on the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia, Augus...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

'Speedboat Landing' SLIM AARONS ESTATE EDITION
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Speedboat Landing' by Slim Aarons LIMITED EDITION ESTATE STAMPED print - limited to 150 only. A Magnum motorboat belonging to Count Filippo Theodoli arrives at the private jetty of...
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1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

'Sardinian Holiday' SLIM AARONS ESTATE EDITION
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Sardinian Holiday' by Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Print limited to 150 only numbered in ink & emboss stamped. 40 x 30 " inches paper size Selvaggia Borromeo enjoys a ya...
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1960s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print

'Sardinian Holiday' SLIM AARONS ESTATE EDITION
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Sardinian Holiday' by Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Print limited to 150 only numbered in ink & emboss stamped. 40 x 30 " inches paper size Selvaggia Borromeo enjoys a ya...
Category

1960s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print

'Speedboat Landing' SLIM AARONS ESTATE EDITION
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Speedboat Landing' by Slim Aarons LIMITED EDITION ESTATE STAMPED print - limited to 150 only. A Magnum motorboat belonging to Count Filippo Theodoli arrives at the private jetty of...
Category

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

'Speedboat Landing' SLIM AARONS ESTATE EDITION
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Speedboat Landing' by Slim Aarons LIMITED EDITION ESTATE STAMPED print - limited to 150 only. A Magnum motorboat belonging to Count Filippo Theodoli arrives at the private jetty of...
Category

1970s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

'Conca dei Marini' SLIM AARONS ESTATE EDITION
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Conca dei Marini' by Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Print limited to 150 only numbered in ink & emboss stamped. A bay in Conca dei Marini, on the Amalfi coast in Italy, Augus...
Category

1980s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print

'Yacht Holiday' SLIM AARONS ESTATE EDITION
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Yacht Holiday' by Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Print limited to 150 only numbered in ink & emboss stamped. SUPERSIZE 72 x 48 " inches paper size Tanned bodies on the dec...
Category

1960s Modern Nude Photography

Materials

C Print

'Yacht Holiday' SLIM AARONS ESTATE EDITION
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Yacht Holiday' by Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Print limited to 150 only numbered in ink & emboss stamped. 40 x 30 " inches paper size Tanned bodies on the deck of Dino ...
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1960s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print

'Family Chair' Slim Aarons Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Family Chair' by Slim Aarons Elizabeth Matthews, descendant of H M Flagler co-founder of Palm Beach, sits in her great-grandfather’s favourite chair in front of the family mansion ...
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1960s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

'Yacht Holiday' SLIM AARONS ESTATE EDITION
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Yacht Holiday' by Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Print limited to 150 only numbered in ink & emboss stamped. 60 x 40 " inches paper size Tanned bodies on the deck of Dino ...
Category

1960s Modern Nude Photography

Materials

C Print

Eleuthera Pool Party - Slim Aarons - Bahamas - color photography 20th century
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Eleuthera Pool Party' by Slim Aarons LIMITED EDITION ESTATE STAMPED PRINT Numbered in ink to 150 only and emboss stamped on front. Guests at the French Leave Hotel, owned by actor...
Category

1960s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

'Vuccino And Rava' SLIM AARONS ESTATE EDITION
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Vuccino And Rava' by Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Print limited to 150 only numbered in ink & emboss stamped. 40 x 30 " inches paper size Carla Vuccino, wearing a swimmi...
Category

1950s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print

'Luxury Dining' Silver Gelatin Fibre Print - Limited Edition Estate Stamped
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Luxury Dining (1955) - Limited Estate Stamped - Silver Gelatin Fibre Print (Photo by Slim Aarons/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Diners in a grand ballroom during a fashion show, circ...
Category

1950s Modern Figurative Photography

Materials

Black and White, Silver Gelatin

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Slim Aarons Prints For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of slim aarons prints is available on 1stDibs. A selection of these works in the Modern, Contemporary and Minimalist styles can be found today in our inventory. These items have been made for many years, with versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Slim aarons prints available on 1stDibs span a range of colors that includes gray, black, blue, purple and more. Frequently made by artists working in digital print, lambda print and laser print, all of these available pieces are unique and have attracted attention over the years. Not every interior allows for large iterations of these items, so small slim aarons prints measuring 10 inches across are available.

How Much are Slim Aarons Prints?

Slim aarons prints 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 $265 and the highest can go for as much as $35,000.

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.