Sunday, 8 February 2009

Cutting Edge @ Flagstaff Gallery, Devonport

Flagstaff Gallery


Cutting Edge

Contemporary New Zealand Prints on Show


February 3 - 27
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Modesty Blaise & Lady Snowblood 2

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Modesty Blaise is a comic strip featuring a fictional character of the same name, created by Peter O'Donnell (writer) and Jim Holdaway (art) in 1963. The strip follows the adventures of Modesty Blaise, an exceptional young woman with many talents and a criminal past, and her trusty sidekick Willie Garvin. It was adapted into films made in 1966, 1982, and 2003 and a series of thirteen novels and short story collections, beginning in 1965.

Lady Snowblood is a manga written by Kazuo Koike and illustrated by Kazuo Kamimura, and serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Playboy..Lady Snowblood centers around the title character, an assassin who seeks vengeance against the bandits who raped her mother and murdered her father, often using her sexual appeal as a weapon. The manga was adapted into a live-action feature film of the same name starring Meiko Kaji in 1973. It was followed by Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance in 1974.

Pug Geishas

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Modesty Blaise & Lady Snowblood, Pug installation images

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