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Slim Aarons, Campbell Falls Picnic

Slim Aarons Campbell Falls Picnic, 1959

View in a room Print 39.8 x 39.8 inch 1 remaining copy


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Slim Aarons, Campbell Falls Picnic
  • Offered by the gallery

    Professional art gallery
    London - United Kingdom

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Medium

    Print : C-print

  • Themes

    Nature, Everyday life

  • Support

    Print on baryta paper

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 150 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    39.8 x 39.8 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    Campbell Falls Picnic - NEW Slim Aarons Estate Edition

    A family enjoy a picnic on the bank of the Whiting River near Campbell Falls Massachusetts USA 1959

    A gorgeous scene; and a brand NEW Slim Aarons Archive discovery!

    This photograph epitomises the travel style and glamour of the period's wealthy and famous, beautifully documented by Aarons.

    In his words, he loved to photograph 'beautiful people in beautiful places, doing beautiful things'.

    A beautiful and classic Slim Aarons C-type photograph,

    Limited edition to 150 only, numbered and stamped by
    The Slim Aarons Estate on verso.

    Certificate of authenticity provided.

    Gorgeous print measuring a very large 40 x 40" inches / ca 101 x 101 cm's paper size.

    Produced utilising the original transparency held at archive source.

    GALERIE PRINTS works directly with the Slim Aarons Estate and Archive in London, England.

    We ship regularly using Fedex Express services and shipping to all international locations is complimentary.


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Slim Aarons

Born in: 1916

United States

Translation in progress

At 18 years old, Aarons enlisted in the U.S. Army, worked as a photographer at West Point, and later served as a combat photographer in World War II and earned a Purple Heart. Aarons said combat had taught him the only beach worth landing on was "decorated with beautiful, seminude girls tanning in a tranquil sun."

After the war, Aarons moved to California and began photographing celebrities. In California, he shot his most praised photo, Kings of Hollywood, a 1957 New's Year's Eve photograph depicting Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper, and James Stewart relaxing at a bar in full formal wear. Aaron's work appeared in Life, Town & Country, and Holiday magazines.

Aarons never used a stylist, or a makeup artist. He made his career out of what he called "photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places."

An oft-cited example of this approach is his 1970 Poolside Gossip shot at Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House, with owner Nelda Linsk as one of the models in the photo.

"I knew everyone," he said in an interview with The (London) Independent in 2002. "They would invite me to one of their parties because they knew I wouldn't hurt them. I was one of them." Alfred Hitchcock's film, Rear Window (1954), whose main character is a photographer played by Jimmy Stewart, is set in an apartment reputed to be based on Aarons' apartment.

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Slim Aarons, Campbell Falls Picnic
Slim Aarons, Campbell Falls Picnic

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