Dave’s Dupain Faves for the Mossgreen Sale on 19 June

I don’t know how long I have raved about Max Dupain (1911 – 1992) … too long perhaps, but to me, Dupain was not just the photographer who created Australia’s most iconic photograph, the “Sunbaker”, but he was also the first true art photographer.

Dupain had fine art training and was ever the great experimenter with his practice.

The estate sale of over 600 photographs through Mossgreen Auctions in Sydney on June 19th represents a golden opportunity to purchase a piece of magic by one of Australia’s greatest photographers. Yet to be recognised as a genius of his craft, I am sure this time will come.

You can view the offer from 16 June to 18 June 2017 in Sydney at the Mossgreen premises at 36 – 40 Queen Street, Woollahra, and also online on the Mossgreen website.

The auction of Max Dupain – Part II: The final estate photographs takes place on Monday, 19 June, at 36 – 40 Queen Street.

It is held in two sessions, with session 1 from 10.30 am – 1.30 pm for lots 1 – 224, and session 2, for lots 225 – 614, starting at 2 pm.

Anyway, enough of my rave, here are my Dave’s Dupain Faves:

Dupain lot 1

Lot 1 – Surf Race Start, c 1940, est. $2,000-4,000. Make a Splash

 

Lot 16 - Manly Beach, 1938, est. $500-800. That's My Beach

Lot 16 – Manly Beach, 1938, est. $500-800. That’s My Beach

Lot 73 - Fishing at Tathra, 1940s, est. $600-800. Young Tackers at Tathra

Lot 73 – Fishing at Tathra, 1940s, est. $600-800. Young Tackers at Tathra

083 Dupain

Lot 83 – Circular Quay from North Pylon, est. $800-1,200. Climb the Bridge every day

Lot 85 Max Dupain

Lot 85 – Picnicking at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Sydney, est. $1,000-2,000. Coat hanger

Lot 116 Max Dupain

Lot 116 – Night Exposure of Traffic on North Side Bridge and Luna Park, 1940s, est. $1,000-1,500. Vivid

Lot 128 Max Dupain

Lot 128 – Hobart Siesta, 1947, est. $2,000-4,000. Hobart Hats

Lot 137 Dupain

Lot 137 – Finger Wharf by Night, est. 1,800-2,500. Trip the light fantastic

Lot 146 Dupain

Lot 146 – Csr Tomut, 1977, est. $1,500-2,500. Pumping

Lot 196 Dupain

Lot 196 – Nude Figure, Time and Light Motion, 1938, est. $1,200-1,800. Sunbaked

Lot 225 Dupain

Lot 225 – Little Nude, 1938, est. $5,000-8,000. Back Her

Lot 229 Dupain

Lot 229 – Nude Torso, 1935, est. $3,000-5,000. A lot of front

Lot 234 - Jean, 1930s, est. $700-1,000. Landscape, womanscape

Lot 234 – Jean, 1930s, est. $700-1,000. Contemplate

Lot 247 Dupain

Lot 247 – Nude Figure, 1930s, est. $2,000-4,000. Landscape, womanscape

Lot 249 Dupain

Lot 249 – Off Beat, 1960, est. $700-1,000. Life before iPhone

Lot 266 - Male Commuters departing Ferry, est. $1,500-2,500. Manly Men, Manly Ferry

Lot 266 – Male Commuters departing Ferry, est. $1,500-2,500. Manly Men, Manly Ferry

Lot 267 - Moira in the Mirror, 1951, est. $1,500-2,500. Mirror, mirror on the wall

Lot 267 – Moira in the Mirror, 1951, est. $1,500-2,500. Mirror, mirror on the wall

Lot 292 - Street Scene, est. $600-800. Max Modernist Magic

Lot 292 – Street Scene, est. $600-800. Max’ Modernist Magic

Lot 305 - Dogman, 1962, est. $1,500-2,500. A Rope with a View

Lot 305 – Dogman, 1962, est. $1,500-2,500. A Rope with a View

Lot 317 - Stockyards, North Queensland, 1980, est. $600-800. Outback Max

Lot 317 – Stockyards, North Queensland, 1980, est. $600-800. Outback Max

Lot 447 Dupain

Lot 447 – Arum Lilies, 1930s, est. $1,000-1,500. Max does Man Ray

Mossgreen Auctions sell over 600 photographs by Max Dupain from his estate
Starts: 06/19/2017 10:30 pm
Ends: 06/19/2017
Duration: 8 hours:
36-40 Queen Street
Woollahra, NSW
2025
AU

 

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Brigitte Banziger

Hello, my name is Brigitte Banziger and I am an art consultant and manager at Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants, Australia's art valuation and art advice experts. We offer comprehensive art valuation and art brokerage services (selling and buying art on behalf of clients). Our art services cover everything from valuations, art care and restoration, to general advice such as helping define the goals for your art purchase and work out the best strategy on how to achieve those goals, including where, how and and when to buy.

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