IFAC Arts and Getty Images present a dynamic exhibition of works by the acclaimed photographer Slim Aarons.
Reception: February 25th, 6-9pm
IFAC Lower East Side @ The Yard
85 Delancey St, 2nd -3rd Floors
New York, NY 10002
His color saturated images defined an era and document the exclusive world of the international elite originally taken for the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, Life, and his first book, A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life, which he released in 1974. Like many of his contemporaries he did not pursue a fine art career and lived quietly at his home in New Bedford New York after retirement until he was rediscovered by the collector and philanthropist Mark Getty in 1997. There was an immediate nostalgic revival and interest in his work, once again setting trends across the worlds of photography, fashion, design, and interior decorating and continues to influence and help define contemporary art today.
Slim Aarons (October 29, 1916 - May 29, 2006) was born in New York and raised in New Hampshire. At 18 he enlisted as a photographer in the US Army, soon after, was discovered by Hollywood film director Frank Capra while seeking soldiers to document for the military magazine Yank. He went on to shoot the front line battlefields of the European and North African theaters working along side legends Robert Capa, Carl Mydens, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. The war had been hard on him and afterward wanted to have fun photographing attractive people, doing attractive things in attractive places” and began working in Hollywood where he was quickly accepted by society as one of their their own and went on to travel with and photograph many of the most famous, influential, and successful people of the modern world.
A reception will be held at The Yard Lower East Side Thursday February 25th from 6-9 PM at 85 Delancey Street and will remain on view until May 3rd. Open 10:30-5:30 Monday through Friday and by appointment. For more information please contact Lee Wells at 917 723 2524 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.