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2009/43/1-2/83 Photographic print, portrait, black and white, mounted on card, portrait of Mirka Mora, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1974. Click to enlarge.

Photograph of Mirka Mora by Bruno Benini

Photographed
This black and white photographic portrait of Australian artist Mirka Mora was taken by the Italian-born Melbourne-based fashion photographer, Bruno Benini in 1974. It is part of the Bruno Benini photography archive (1950-2001) acquired by the Powerhouse Museum with funding assistance from the Commonwealth Government's National Cultural Heritage Account. While the Benini archive contains mostly fashion shots taken between 1950 and the mid-1980s which capture the changing mood of these decades, …

Summary

Object No.

2009/43/1-2/83

Object Statement

Photographic print, portrait, black and white, mounted on card, portrait of Mirka Mora, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1974

Physical Description

Photographic print, portrait, black and white, mounted on card, portrait of Mirka Mora, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1974
Portrait of artist Mirka Mora, holding one of her dolls, with dolls in background.
On reverse, upper centre, written in pencil, 'ARTIST MIRKA MORA IN HER STUDIO WITH HER DOLLS / JULY '74 / PRINTED 1974', upper left, written in pencil, '74' in circle twice.

Dimensions

Height

589 mm

Width

495 mm

Depth

2 mm

Production

Notes

If Bruno Benini particularly liked a shot he would make a print or as Hazel Benini recalled 'create a blow-up and then put it up on his studio wall'. The walls of the studio were covered with these 20 x 24 inch prints. Unfortunately, some of these prints were damaged over the years and thrown out. In her private file of personal shots Hazel Benini has some photographs showing these studio walls. The archive also contains some references to this wall.

History

Notes

This object is part of the Bruno Benini photography archive which was acquired by the Powerhouse Museum with the assistance of the Australian Government's National Cultural Heritage Account in 2009.

If Bruno Benini particularly liked a shot he'd taken, he would make a print or as Hazel Benini recalled, 'create a blow-up and then put it up on his studio wall'. The walls of the studio foyer were covered with these, mostly 20 x 24 inch, prints. Some of the prints were damaged over the years and thrown out, however many remain, with corner pin holes intact. This may be one of those prints.

The Benini archive contains photographs showing how the Benini's displayed these prints in the foyer of the studio.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph of Mirka Mora by Bruno Benini 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 June 2022, <https://ma.as/398821>

Wikipedia

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