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The X Show - Art & Photography for Adults Only

9th February 2005

THE X SHOW
Art & Photography for Adults Only

Exhibition Opening 14th February 2005 [Valentine's Day]
7-9pm - Mondo Pop Gallery

Presenting an eye-popping collection of international cheesecake, erotic, fetish, gay, and pin-up original art, photography and works on paper (hopefully, something to offend nearly everyone) including a tribute to 50s icon Bettie Page featuring never-before-seen photographs from the New York Camera Club circa 1955.


ARTISTS


ELMER BATTERS [U.S.]
The publisher of numerous erotic/fetishish magazines over nearly three decades, his photographs of female nyloned feet and legs raised a personal obsession to the level of pop art.


JOHN JOHN JESSE [U.S]
The reigning "bad boy" and rising star of the American art world, former member of the punk rock group Nausea.

MEL RAMOS [U.S] The father of "California Pop" and one of the original 60s pop artists (along with Warhol,
Lichtenstein and Rauschenberg).


SORAYAMA [Japan] Japan's leading pin-up artist.

ANNIE SPRINKLE [U.S]
Former 70s porn star turned sex guru and international performance artist.


TOM OF FINLAND [Finland]
Iconic gay artist.


SPENCER TUNICK [U.S]
World-renown for his photographic installations involving masses of nude people in public places.


BUNNY YEAGER [U.S]
Former blonde bombshell pin-up girl who stepped behind the camera to become one of the leading glamour photographers of the 1950s and 60s, and whose chance meeting with a vacationing Bettie Page on a Miami beach resulted in pop culture history.


Also

ROBERT CRUMB / KIM HANSON / GEOFF CORDNER / PIERRE & GARY SILVA / WIL GORDON / GLENN BARR COOP

+ A great selection of original 60s & 70s x-rated film posters.

Music by Nettie Page [yes, it's a take on Bettie Page!...


[Exhibition runs 14h - 27th February 2005]


Sponsored by Orlando-Whydham NZ / Framingham Wines


MONDO POP GALLERY
3/57 Pitt Street, Newton
http://www.mondopop.co.nz Tuesday - Friday 11th 6th

ENDS


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