Slim Aarons - Phillips x Artsy Summer School New York Thursday, June 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Description

    "He [Slim Aarons] shot Man Ray at his Paris studio, Joan Collins in bed with her pink poodle and Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull at an Irish mansion. 'Attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places' was his mantra." (The New York Times, June 1, 2006)

  • Provenance

    Fred Segal Cafe, Los Angeles (courtesy of The Photographers' Gallery, London)
    Private Collection (acquired from the above)
    Phillips, New York, September 19, 2017, lot 43
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Staley-Wise Gallery, Slim Aarons: Once Upon a Time, November 7 - January 3, 2004 (another example exhibited)
    Los Angeles, Fred Segal Cafe, The Photographers' Gallery, Slim Aarons, 2006 (another example exhibited)
    London, Getty Images Gallery, The Camera Lens of Slim Aarons, September 19 - October 27, 2013 (another example exhibited)
    New York, Staley-Wise Gallery, Slim Aarons: A Man For All Seasons, May 9 - June 28, 2014, no. 2 (another example exhibited)
    Florence, Snaphotograph, Once Upon a Time: Photos by Slim Aarons, June 21 - September 5, 2016 (another example exhibited)
    Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama "Life is hard... Let's go shopping.", April 8 - June 25, 2017, no. 15, p. 69 (illustrated)

  • Literature

    Slim Aarons, Slim Aarons: Once Upon a Time, New York, 2003, p. 165 (another example illustrated)
    Katherine Whiteside, "Classic Slim Aarons Photos on View at New York's Staley-Wise Gallery", Architectural Digest, April 30, 2014, online (another example illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “I was in Ireland on a story and the four of us went from Desmond Guinness’s castle to Castletown Mansion where a big party was being given. I saw this painting in the hall, and began to pose them for a shot. Within a few minutes a local Irish press camera crew gathered around and began shooting the shot the way I had it set up. We all shot it.” Slim Aarons speaking on the present lot: Marianne Faithfull, the Honorable Desmond Guinness, and Mick Jagger at Castletown Mansion, Ireland, 1968


Pop and Society: Marianne Faithfull, Desmond Guinness, and Mick Jagger at Castletown Mansion, Ireland, 1968

signed "Slim Aarons" and blindstamped "© Hulton Archive" lower right
chromogenic print
image 23 x 14 3/8 in. (58.4 x 36.5 cm.)
sheet 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.)

Executed in 1968, this work is number 35 from an edition of 150.

$800 - 1,200 

Sold for $1,250

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Phillips x Artsy Summer School

Online Auction 27 June - 10 July 2019