Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, 1978
40 x 60 in. / 101.6 x 152.4 cm.
amfAR limited-edition C-type print
After returning from assignments for Yank magazine during World War II, the American photographer Slim Aarons announced that the only beaches he now wished to see were those populated by people enjoying themselves.
Trading the hard life for the high life, Aarons devoted the next 50 years to documenting the lifestyles of the rich and famous at home and abroad. He worked prodigiously for publications such as Town & Country and LIFE magazines, and gradually became a part of the very circle he had chosen to record. This image of the legendary Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc was recently uncovered during a complete re-edit of Slim Aarons’ work housed at Getty Images’ Hulton Archive in West London. The collection is among the most popular works sold through Getty Images Gallery, with its vibrant color and aspirational subject matter suiting both modern and traditional interiors.
The original color transparency was used to produce this stunning C-type print, which forms part of an edition produced specially for amfAR. Each print is stamped by amfAR, numbered as part of this special limited-edition run of 40 prints, and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.