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2009/43/1-2/23 Photographic print, fashion black and white, mounted on card, Madras cotton shorts and shirt by Nutmeg, model on bicycle, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971. Click to enlarge.

Photograph by Bruno Benini

Photographed
Photographic print, fashion black and white, mounted on card, Madras cotton shorts and shirt by Nutmeg, model on bicycle, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971.
On reverse, upper centre, written in pencil, 'SHORTS AND TOP BY NUTMEG IN MADRAS COTTON / 1971 / PRINTED '' / NEWSPAPER PUBLICITY OF THIS STORY IN NINETTE / SCRAPBOOKS', upper right, written in blue ink ' BRUNO- MELB', upper centre, stamped 'BRUNO BENINI / PHOTOGRAPHER / 6 McKILLOP ST. / MELBOURNE TEL …

Summary

Object No.

2009/43/1-2/23

Object Statement

Photographic print, fashion black and white, mounted on card, Madras cotton shorts and shirt by Nutmeg, model on bicycle, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971

Physical Description

Photographic print, fashion black and white, mounted on card, Madras cotton shorts and shirt by Nutmeg, model on bicycle, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971.
On reverse, upper centre, written in pencil, 'SHORTS AND TOP BY NUTMEG IN MADRAS COTTON / 1971 / PRINTED '' / NEWSPAPER PUBLICITY OF THIS STORY IN NINETTE / SCRAPBOOKS', upper right, written in blue ink ' BRUNO- MELB', upper centre, stamped 'BRUNO BENINI / PHOTOGRAPHER / 6 McKILLOP ST. / MELBOURNE TEL 672633', upper left, written in pencil, '24' in circle.

Dimensions

Height

593 mm

Width

498 mm

Depth

3 mm

Production

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 is one of those prints.

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

'Di and I were crouching on the floor out of camera view holding onto the wheels of the bike so she wouldn't fall. While shooting this, Brumo asked her if she could put her foot on the handlebars, and then, a hand to her head. She did it, and that was the shot the newspapers parrticularly liked'. Hazel Benini, memoir, 2009

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph by Bruno Benini 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 June 2022, <https://ma.as/401208>

Wikipedia

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