Framed Photograph - "CZ by the Pool," Getty Images Hulton Archive, illa Artemis, Palm Beach, Florida, 1955 by Slim Aarons

Sale price$2,000

circa 1955: American socialite Mrs. Winston F. C. Guest (aka CZ Guest, 1920 - 2003) perches on the edge of the Grecian temple pool on her ocean-front estate, Villa Artemis, Palm Beach, Florida, 1955.

Framed in smooth painted white matte wood 

Slim Aarons worked mainly for society publications, taking pictures of the rich and famous both before and after serving as a photographer for the US military magazine Yank during World War II. His work has been included in the publications Town and Country, Holiday, Venture and LIFE.

Aarons was known for the positive portrayals he gave to the people he photographed and was invited to high-society gatherings for exactly this reason. His subject matter covered American and European society as well as nobility and both minor and major stars of the day.

Over the course of a career lasting half a century, Slim Aarons (1916-2006) portrayed high society, aristocracy, authors, artists, business icons, the celebrated and their milieu. In doing so, he captured a golden age of wealth, privilege, beauty and leisure that occurred alongside—but quite separate from—the cultural and political backdrop of the second half of the Twentieth Century.