Re/Western: Leeds College of Art show puts female twist on classic cowboys

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image caption‘Virginia Eastwood in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,’ 2013. Oil on canvas.

An exhibition of paintings which reimagines famous film cowboys such as Clint Eastwood and John Wayne as women has opened.

The show at Leeds College of Art features a selection of work by artist Felice House.

'Re/Western' includes seven large scale portraits taken from iconic Westerns.

A spokesperson for the college said the exhibition raises questions around "gender stereotypes and the access of women to power".

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image captionClint Eastwood played Blondie in the 1966 Sergio Leone-directed spaghetti western The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Felice House is an American artist who lives and works in Texas.

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image captionVirginia Banderas in Desperado

The exhibition runs until 24 March at the college's Blenheim Walk Gallery.

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image captionKaran and Nanc in Open Range
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image captionJulia Dean in Giant, 2013. Oil on canvas.
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image captionJames Dean starred in the 1956 film Giant alongside Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson
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image captionRebekah Wayne in True Grit
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image captionLiakesha Cooper in High Noon, 2013. Oil on canvas.
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image captionGary Cooper played Marshal Will Kane in the 1952 movie High Noon alongside Grace Kelly

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