A master photojournalist and war photographer, Robert Capa made many of the iconic images of the first half of the twentieth century. This image is a beautiful, whimsical portrait of Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot walking on a beach in France. Capa portrays Picasso and Gilot with levity and rich tonal ranges, making them seem as alive in the photograph as they were in France in 1948. This gelatin-silver print is stamped and initialed by Cornell Capa. This gelatin-silver print is accompanied by a hardcover copy of Robert Capa: Photographs and a vellum overlay with copyright text, and sold in an archival paper folder.
Robert Capa (born in Budapest, Hungary, 1913; died in 1954), a cofounder of Magnum Photos with Henri Cartier-Bresson, was a pioneering photographer who joined soldiers in the trenches and documented the battles of the Spanish Civil War, World War II, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War in grim, close-up detail.