Laguna Beach Surfers - Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print, 1970

by Slim Aarons

Photography : C-print

101.6 x 76.2 cm 40 x 30 inch

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Numbered and limited to 150 copies

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101.6 x 76.2 cm 40 x 30 inch Height x Width x Depth

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Landscape

Everyday life

Aesthetics

Ocean

Surfing

Waves

Vintage

Grey

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Artwork location: United Kingdom

'Laguna Beach Surfers' Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate stamped. A surfer in the sea at Laguna Beach, California, January 1970. Photo by Slim Aarons. Oversized C print, Paper size 40 x 30 inches / 101 x 76 cm, Numbered in ink lower left, Blind stamped with Slim Aarons signature, Unframed, Certificate of Authenticity, Shipped direct from London, BM.
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Slim Aarons, Laguna Beach Surfers - Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print

Slim Aarons

United States  • 1916  - 2006

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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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