From socialites holidaying in Italy to the elite enjoying the Chantilly Racecourses, previously unseen photographs from the archive of legendary lifestyle photographer are available as fine art prints sold exclusively at Getty Images Gallery and photos.com
NEW YORK – 6th November 2017 – Getty Images, home to the Slim Aarons Collection, has released a set of previously unseen photographs by the legendary lifestyle photographer. The fifteen colourful photographs, which capture the hedonistic life of socialites in the fifties, sixties and seventies, are the first in a series of biannual releases planned by Getty Images. Collectors and aficionados can purchase these stunning new discoveries, alongside hundreds of other iconic Slim Aarons photographs, as limited edition prints from the Getty Images Gallery or as fine art wall décor through photos.com.
Known for what he concisely described as, “photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places,” Slim Aarons documented high society and European aristocracy over a career lasting nearly half a century. Welcomed into exclusive homes, yachts and resorts around the world, his photographs provide a glimpse into a golden age of wealth, privilege, beauty and leisure. A WWII Army photographer, Slim went on to shoot assignments for Life, Holiday, Vogue, Town & Country and Harper’s Bazaar from 1947 to 1993. He died in 2006 aged 89.
On the decision to bring these new images to light, Lia De Feo, Getty Images Vice President & General Manager Consumer Prints, commented: “Slim Aarons is a Getty Images Gallery and photos.com best-selling artist. Many of his works, such as Kings of Hollywood and Poolside Gossip, are familiar and popular midcentury icons. Slim’s collection is owned and housed by Getty Images and remains mostly unseen. We felt the time was right to meet the public demand and further explore the collection. Our dedicated team of experts hand-selected these fifteen photographs and will be continually rolling out more for years to come.”
Getty Images has been the official repository and exclusive licensor of the Slim Aarons Collection for more than two decades. The Getty Images Gallery offers open edition prints starting at $110 as well as limited edition and estate-stamped Slim Aarons premium prints starting at $1,320. Photos.com offers framed and unframed fine art décor prints on paper, canvas, acrylic or metal, all in a variety of sizes and ranging from $96.