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Five Artists in the News: Salvo’s Star Lot, Eileen Agar Soars at Auction and Remembering Robert Capa’s D-Day

3 min read  ·  06 Jun 2024

Eileen Agar The Muse Listening (c. 1940). Image courtesy of Piasa

Paris: Eileen Agar's Surreal sculpture, The Muse Listening (1940), sold for $148,300, more than 13 times the low estimate at PIASA. HENI News

Market: Salvo, Senza titolo (1989), which sold for $137,100, 26% above its low estimate, was the star lot in Christie’s online $1.66m '20th/21st Century Milan sale. For more highlights, see the HENI News report.

Profile: Fluxus artist Ben Vautier, has died aged 88, killing himself shortly after the death of his wife, fellow artist Annie Vautier.

London: Gustave Courbet led Christie's 'British and European Art' auction, which totalled $1.06m. For more top lots, see the HENI News report.

New York: Nova Jiang’s solo show, which closes on June 22, will be the final flourish of the Simone Subal Gallery before its shutters.

In other news

Basel: Art Basel unveils the Art Basel Shop, during its fair next week, selling special editions, clothing, design objects and publication.

"‘Between floating bodies I reached it, paused for a few more pictures, and gathered my guts for the last jump to the beach.’ Robert Capa recalls the courage and carnage on Omaha beach on D-Day. "

- Magnum

On this day

On June 6, 1944, Robert Capa was the only war photographer to land on Omaha Beach shortly after the first wave of GIs. The 11, slightly out-of-focus images he took under fire have become iconic. Magnum Photos

Robert Capa. US troops assault Omaha Beach during the D-Day landings (first assault). Copyright Robert Capa, International Center of Photography, Magnum Photos.