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Wait Until You See: Slim Aarons x Palm Springs

Slim Aarons made his most famous work, Poolside Gossip, at the Kaufmann House. Shawn Waldron, author of “Slim Aarons: The Essential Collection”, will talk about Aaron’s work in Palm Springs and beyond.

$18 (1 hr)

Category: Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, Annenberg Theater

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The photographer Slim Aarons famously sought to photograph, “Attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.” In January 1970, Palm Springs was not only one of those places, but also the setting for what has become Slim’s most celebrated work, Poolside Gossip. The series of photographs made during a poolside party at the Kaufmann House is now considered an icon of midcentury style.

However, the poolside party/Kaufmann House photos are not alone. Slim took hundreds of other photographs in Palm Springs which are in the archives–most rarely seen–until now. 

Presenter Shawn Waldron will discuss Aaron's globetrotting journey from WWII combat journalist to becoming the 20th century’s premier lifestyle photographer, including an in-depth look at Slim’s connections to Palm Springs.

Shawn Waldron is an archivist and curator specializing in photography. Based in New York City, he oversees the Slim Aarons Archive and is curator of print sales and exhibitions at Getty Images. Prior to joining Getty Images, he was director of the Conde’ Nast Archive for more than a decade. He is the author of the bestselling monographs Slim Aarons: Style (Abrams, 2021), and Slim Aarons: The Essential Collection (Abrams, 2023). 

Following the presentation, Shawn will sign copies of his new book, Slim Aarons: The Essential Collection (Abrams, 2023).  


Things to Know
This event is for 
12 and older.
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office, adjacent to the Palm Springs Art Museum's North Parking Lot.
Ample free public parking is available in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Handicap parking is available.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.

Event Check-in Location
Annenberg Theater

Palm Springs Art Museum
101 N Museum Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits:  © Slim Aarons/Getty Images

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