Wide world of Webb

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Some of his­tory’s most fa­mous faces – as warped by car­i­ca­ture artist Murray Webb – are on dis­play at Auck­land Univer­sity.

An ex­hi­bi­tion of the Dunedin artist’s work, called New­ton to Putin – the won­der­ful world of a mas­ter car­i­ca­tur­ist, opened on Mon­day at the old Gov­ern­ment House.

It’s the first ex­hi­bi­tion of Mr Webb’s work held in Auck­land and fea­tures 70 works se­lected from his archives.

The pieces range from black and white stud­ies through to full-colour ren­der­ings of politi­cians, sports peo­ple and news­mak­ers.

From a crick­et­ing fam­ily, Mr Webb is a for­mer New Zealand rep­re­sen­ta­tive fast bowler and a self-taught artist who works al­most ex­clu­sively on com­puter.

The ex­hi­bi­tion runs un­til Septem­ber 29.

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