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Max Dupain Old Photographs sell for $1 million + at Australian Auction

Max Dupain's 'Sunbaker', taken at Culburra Beach on the NSW south coast in 1937 image ww.collectables-au.com

Max Dupain’s ‘Sunbaker’, taken at Culburra Beach on the NSW south coast in 1937.

Sunbaker, taken at Culburra Beach on the NSW south coast in 1937, has been lauded as a “national image”.

A 50cm by 56.5cm print of the photograph, signed and dated by Dupain in 1937 and almost the same size as a print bought by the National Gallery of Australia in 1976, fetched $85,000 at the auction in Woollahra on Sunday.

Similar prints of Sunbaker had previously sold for $30,000.

A collection of images by legendary photographer Max Dupain have sold for more than $1 million at auction, setting an Australian record.

The batch of almost 500 photographs, sold on Sunday, included a signed print of Dupain’s iconic image Sunbaker, and other...

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