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New York Picnic (circa 1952)

Slim Aarons

Open edition
Glossy Lambda Print
19" x 19"
Slim Aarons/ Hulton Archive/ Getty Images
circa 1952

A chauffeur unpacks a picnic hamper from a Rolls Royce, against the New York skyline. Copyright Getty Images.

Slim Aarons

American photographer Slim Aarons (1916-2006), born George Allen Aarons, is best known for his work photographing the American aristocracy and celebrities of Hollywood.  At 18 years old, Aarons enlisted in the U.S. Army and soon became a combat photographer for the Second World War.  Aarons returned to America after the war finished, and, having witnessed the grim reality of conflict, decided to concentrate on photographing the colourful, sun-dazed glamour of celebrities, jetsetters, and socialites. Aarons’ work is admired for his brilliant use of natural light and awareness for great compositions.



New York Picnic

Stock No: GI2016C24