Robert Capa (1913-1954) shot some of the most famous photographs of all time. He pictured D-Day, the Spanish Civil War and the Vietnam War, and his shots have been included in retrospective exhibitions around the globe.
Yet, his prices remain surprisingly accessible. As a new exhibition opens this Friday, 19 Feb., at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Artprice.com takes a look back at how this star of photo-journalism performs on the market.
Artprice reviews his works at public auctions.
The best ever hammer price for a work by Robert Capa. « Mariage gitan, Slovaquie » (1947), a vintage print, had a presale estimate of $12,000 – $15,000, but the auction house Binoche et Giquello, in Paris, auctioned it off on 30 April 2011 for more than twice its low estimate.
The -small- proceeds for his works at auctions in 2014, the average price for the 32 auctioned lots only amounting to $2,454.
France’s market share in the 2014 auction proceeds of his photographs. With a total of 19 sold lots, France is Robert Capa’s leading market although his works are sold at auctions across Europe and North America.