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1968 Slim Aarons Photograph "Donald Leas Palm Beach" Estate Stamped LE 2/150

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1968 Slim Aarons original photograph limited edition estate stamped and numbered "Donald Leas & Friend Palm Beach" Estate-Signed, Edition 2-150. This limited edition original photograph release of 150 pieces is numbered and "Estate" signed, 2/150. Printed from the original negative, owned and released by the estate of Slim Aarons depicts "Mr. Donald Leas & Friend" in Palm Beach Florida with two dogs and a his Rolls Royce. The backdrop is the iconic Flagler Museum, Palm Beach Florida. Signed lower left, 2/150. Signed lower right with raised embossed estate stamped "Slim Aarons" signature. Professionally framed under archival glass, white linen double matte and metallic silver leaf carved wood Rococo style frame. Printed by Getty Images (2013) from the Slim Aarons estate and original film negative-London England. Image only size, 30" x 30" inches square. Ready to hang with existing hardware. Slim Aarons (1916-2006), American, made a career out of photographing "attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places".

Details

  • Creator
    Slim Aarons (Photographer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)Width: 38.5 in. (97.79 cm)Depth: 38.5 in. (97.79 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1968
  • Condition
    New. Photograph printed in approximately 2012. Professionally framed 2012-2014. Used for retail display use only.
  • Seller Location
    West Palm Beach, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1829323036322

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About the Photographer

Slim Aarons

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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