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Slim’s Riviera – Unseen Archive Images of European and American High Society at Play

February 24, 2014 • Company News, Getty Images Gallery

Slim’s Riviera exhibition opens at Getty Images Gallery, London on Thursday 20 March, 2014

London: In a nod to spring’s imminent arrival, Getty Images Gallery will showcase a selection of images from maverick American photographer Slim Aarons in its latest exhibition Slim’s Riviera, opening in March. Known for his work with high-society publications, this latest Slim Aarons exhibition portrays the luxury and frivolity of a generation at play. The collection includes previously unpublished work, showcasing the iconic playgrounds of the rich and famous in all their glory.

Slim’s Riviera, developed from a total re-edit of original boxes of transparencies and negatives, is a selection of 49 lesser known and classic works from this iconic American photographer.

Louise Garczewska, Director, Getty Images Gallery, says, “We are thrilled to introduce Slim’s Riviera, our stunning new exhibition, showcasing a truly unique take on the Riviera at a time when both European and American high-society were making it their home away from home.  Through Getty Images’ Hulton Archive, we are delighted to be able to make this rare and stunning collection of images available to the public.

Louise continues, “The access Aarons was granted and the trust gained through his work with society publications have created a fly-on-the-wall feel to this collection, allowing us to share the exuberance and glamour of the privileged at play. His intimate portrayals of the in-crowd and jet set are steeped in the personal charm and charisma that afforded Aarons such incomparable access to the highest of societies, and we are proud to curate and host Slim’s Riviera at the Getty Images Gallery this spring.”

To view the imagery that will be on display as part of the exhibition, click here. 

Slim’s Riviera runs from 20 March – 10 May 2014 and admission is free. Getty Images Gallery is situated in central London, just a stone’s throw away from Oxford Circus.  Opening hours are from 10.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, 12.00 to 5.30pm Saturday.

Notes to editors:

Getty Images Gallery

46 Eastcastle Street

London

W1W 8DX

Nearest underground: Oxford Circus

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