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Slim Aarons The Prince Of Capri, 2020

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  • Medium

    Photography : C-print

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    30 x 30 inch

  • Support

    Photography on paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 150 copies
    1 remaining copy

  • Authenticity

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

  • Signature

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  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate

    Gaetano Parente Di Castel Viscardo, the Prince of Capri, playing with a toy rocket with his son William, July 1958. (Photo by Slim Aarons).

    Numbered in ink on bottom left.
    Stamped with blind embossed Slim Aarons signature.
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Slim Aarons

United States Born in: 1916 Emerging artists

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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