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2009/43/1-3/14 Photographic print, black and white, model Jill Hamilton wears Fiorucci paper jumpsuit, location inner city car park, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, [1976]. Click to enlarge.

Photograph of Jill Hamilton by Bruni Benini

Photographed
Photographic print, black and white, model Jill Hamilton wears Fiorucci paper jumpsuit, location inner city vacant lot, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, [1976]

Model with motorbike and Fiorucci bags in front of bluestone wall.

Summary

Object No.

2009/43/1-3/14

Object Statement

Photographic print, black and white, model Jill Hamilton wears Fiorucci paper jumpsuit, location inner city car park, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, [1976]

Physical Description

Photographic print, black and white, model Jill Hamilton wears Fiorucci paper jumpsuit, location inner city vacant lot, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, [1976]

Model with motorbike and Fiorucci bags in front of bluestone wall.

Marks

On reverse 'Fiorucci publicity shot for opening of store / model Jill Hamilton / wearing paper jumpsuit', upper right, in blue ink 'B-MELB', and bottom right, in blue ink, 'Jill Hamilton' .

Dimensions

Height

599 mm

Width

502 mm

Production

Notes

The vacant lot was known as Benini's 'outdoor studio'.

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, some with corner pin holes intact. The Benini archive contains photographs showing how the Benini's displayed these prints in the foyer of the studio. This may be one of those prints.

Publicity shot for opening of Melbourne Fiorucci shop [1976]

Many of Bruno's outdoor shots were taken in close proximity to Melbourne's CBD. Hazel recalls: 'Over the road from the studio they'd pulled this building down and it had lovely bluestone walls and all the guys used to park their motorbikes there so it was known as the 'Outdoor Studio'. We used that many times'. Hazel Benini, interview, 2008.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph of Jill Hamilton by Bruni Benini 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 June 2022, <https://ma.as/398845>

Wikipedia

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