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Robert Capa

Untitled, 1945

Gelatin silver
13 7/8 × 11 in
35.2 × 27.9 cm
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Caption verso reads: One of the war's last victims, this American machine gunner was killed by …

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Caption verso reads: One of the war's last victims, this American machine gunner was killed by a sniper in Leipzig on the last day of the war. (World War II, Germany, May 7th, 1945)

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Printing annotations in pencil and the photographer's 'Magnum Photos Inc.,' stamp with a clipped caption adhered verso.
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Robert Capa
Hungarian, 1913–1954
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An unparalleled war photographer of the 20th century, Robert Capa chronicled the Spanish Civil War and cemented the visuals of WWII into the collective memory with his visceral images of the D-Day landings on Omaha Beach. His most famous photograph, Death of a Loyalist Militiaman (1936), depicts a Spanish soldier on the Córdoba front in mid-collapse from a fatal gunshot. During peaceful interludes, Capa produced portraits of leading cultural figures, including Pablo Picasso and John Steinbeck. A co-founder of Magnum Photos along with Henri Cartier-Bresson and others, Capa died when he stepped on a landmine while on assignment for Time-Life in French Indochina. He would inspire future generations of war photographers with his rule, “if your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”

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Caption verso reads: One of the war's last victims, this American machine gunner was killed by …

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Caption verso reads: One of the war's last victims, this American machine gunner was killed by a sniper in Leipzig on the last day of the war. (World War II, Germany, May 7th, 1945)

Medium
Photography
Signature
Printing annotations in pencil and the photographer's 'Magnum Photos Inc.,' stamp with a clipped caption adhered verso.
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Robert Capa
Hungarian, 1913–1954
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An unparalleled war photographer of the 20th century, Robert Capa chronicled the Spanish Civil War and cemented the visuals of WWII into the collective memory with his visceral images of the D-Day landings on Omaha Beach. His most famous photograph, Death of a Loyalist Militiaman (1936), depicts a Spanish soldier on the Córdoba front in mid-collapse from a fatal gunshot. During peaceful interludes, Capa produced portraits of leading cultural figures, including Pablo Picasso and John Steinbeck. A co-founder of Magnum Photos along with Henri Cartier-Bresson and others, Capa died when he stepped on a landmine while on assignment for Time-Life in French Indochina. He would inspire future generations of war photographers with his rule, “if your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”

Robert Capa

Untitled, 1945

Gelatin silver
13 7/8 × 11 in
35.2 × 27.9 cm
Bidding closed
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