Guests seen from a poolside bar at the Hotel Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole, Italy, August 1980.

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Slim Aarons's photographs offer a glimpse into the lives of the American jet-set in the post-war era. Aarons photographed the rich and beautiful in palatial Malibu mansions, at society events, and on lush European beaches, winning the trust of celebrities and capturing the likes of Gary Cooper, Mick Jagger, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in private moments. His oeuvre evokes the glamour and grace of midcentury America, depicting what he often said were “attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.” Aarons stopped working in the years leading up to his death, as he was displeased with the trends of magazine journalism that emerged in the 1990s and 2000s. His body of work represents an essential and iconic time-capsule of a bygone era.

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The Epic Myth of Glamour: Slim AaronsUndercurrent Projects
2017
Slim Aarons 'The High Life!'Galerie Prints
Slim Aarons : Summertime in ParadiseIFAC Arts
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Poolside Bar, 1980

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Guests seen from a poolside bar at the Hotel Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole, Italy, August 1980.

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Stamped by artist's estate
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Not included
Price ranges of large photographs by Slim Aarons
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$885+
This work
$0
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Slim Aarons's photographs offer a glimpse into the lives of the American jet-set in the post-war era. Aarons photographed the rich and beautiful in palatial Malibu mansions, at society events, and on lush European beaches, winning the trust of celebrities and capturing the likes of Gary Cooper, Mick Jagger, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in private moments. His oeuvre evokes the glamour and grace of midcentury America, depicting what he often said were “attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.” Aarons stopped working in the years leading up to his death, as he was displeased with the trends of magazine journalism that emerged in the 1990s and 2000s. His body of work represents an essential and iconic time-capsule of a bygone era.

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