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Martin Place, Sydney
[100 Photographs, pl. 014]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
With its high viewpoint and strong raking light, this photograph of the Commonwealth Bank shows the modernist influence of Max Dupain. When it was built in 1928, the Government Savings Bank of NSW, now the Commonwealth Bank, was the most expensive building in Australia, costing é1.5m ($3m).
Alan Davies, The State Library of NSW
This photograph was included in the David Moore 100 Photographs series that toured the State Library of NSW (titled David Moore 100 photographs) in late 2005. The exhibition then travelled to Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, in 2006, changing its title to David Moore A Vision, 1927-2003; and then to Bendigo Art Gallery (2006), Shepparton Art Gallery (2006), Albury Regional Art Gallery (2007), Gold Coast City Art Gallery (2007), Wollongong City Gallery (2007), Mildura Arts Centre (2008), and finally to LaTrobe Regional Gallery (2008). A Limited Edition of the series was also produced.