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The title, taken from New Zealand playwright Greg McGee’s 1981 work Foreskin’s Lament, mixes striking portraits of players with poetry, biography, anecdotes and history.

Whaddarya? celebrates the age of rugby when All Blacks played for pride, glory and mateship, and counterpoints it with the modern equivalents that don’t quite fit the biological tank.

In a style derived from Andy Warhol’s stereographic treatment of the mass image, many a legendary moustache or cauliflower ear is immortalised in mud brown, dried blood puce, grass green, half-time orange, lager amber, nicotine yellow, and a palette of other assorted colours that would'nt be out of place in some yesteryear pub.


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Germinal Press - Rudolf Boelee

Rudolf Boelee

Born at the outbreak of World War II in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Rudolf joined the Dutch Merchant Navy in 1959 with trips to various countries in South America. He rejoined the navy from 1961-1963, making more trips around the world. In 1963, Rudolf arrived in New Zealand as an assisted...

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