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Painting: Acrylic, Ink, Digital, Plastic on Canvas.
title: Palm Springs Hotel Pool. cycle: Lost Picture CD of Slim Aarons
- artist: Joseph Ayerle
- edition: # x/12 signed copies + 2 artist's proof
- technique: original Diasec® bonded C-print, mounted on Alu Dibond
- year: 2016
- dimensions: 80 x 53 cm
- signed: signed and stamped en verso
- ceiling: Grieger T 8, elegant museum quality aluminium ceiling frame
"Palm Springs Hotel Pool” is another picture of the Cycle: „The Lost Picture CD of Slim Aarons“. This time Joseph Ayerle returns to the place where Slim Aarons created some of its most iconic pictures: Palm Springs and he focuses on a subject that became symbol for Aarons’ visual language: the swimming pool. We see a sunny day and a blue sky, a peaceful scene. In the shadow, nearly invisible relaxes Martha Stewart, famous writer, and television personality. The peaceful afternoon scene at the pool is contrasted by a dominant cinema advertising of a Godzilla movie. The persons at the people don’t seem to notice the giant monster, but for the observer of the photo it is dominant, a symbol of the upcoming crisis. Ayerle creates a thrilling atmosphere, at the same time loud and silent.
The pictures of the cycle "The Lost Picture CD of Slim Aarons" seem both erotic and earnest, comic and depressed. Ayerle is developing a distinctive Pop Surrealist style, with a sense of the absurd, as well as respect to the oevre of Slim Aarons..."