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Slim Aarons : Jet Setter
slimreplace Speedboat-Landing
The Good Life 1950-1980
February 25 - May 3rd, 2016

Curated by Lee Wells

Reception: February 25th, 6-9pm

IFAC Lower East Side @ The Yard

85 Delancey St, 2nd - 3rd Floors

New York, NY 10002


IFAC Arts in collaboration with Getty Images presents a dynamic survey of works by the acclaimed photographer Slim Aarons. The selected images take us on a grand tour of global hotspots including some of the most beautiful people and places in the world.



Aarons color saturated images defined an era and document the exclusive world of the international elite originally taken for the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, Life, and his first book, A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life, which he released in 1974. Like many of his contemporaries he did not pursue a fine art career and lived quietly at his home in New Bedford New York after retirement until he was rediscovered by the collector and philanthropist Mark Getty in 1997. There was an immediate nostalgic revival and interest in his work, once again setting trends across the worlds of photography, fas hion, design, and interior decorating and continues to influence and help define contemporary art today.

Slim Aarons (October 29, 1916 - May 29, 2006) was born in New York and raised in New Hampshire. At 18 he enlisted as a photographer in the US Army, soon after, was discovered by Hollywood film director Frank Capra while seeking soldiers to document for the military magazine Yank. He went on to shoot the front line battlefields of the European and North African theaters working along side legends Robert Capa, Carl Mydens, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. The war had been hard on him and afterward wanted to have fun photographing attractive people, doing attractive things in attractive places” and began working in Hollywood where he was quickly accepted by society as one of their their own and went on to travel with and photograph many of the most famous, influential, and successful people of the modern world.


A reception will be held at The Yard Lower East Side Thursday February 25th from 6-9 PM at 85 Delancey Street and will remain on view until May 3rd. Open 10:30-5:30 Monday through Friday and by appointment. 



For more information please contact Lee Wells at 917 723 2524 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

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