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The Color of Money

The Color of Money

Date: 1986
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: In this horizontally oriented painting, two men, in the foreground, are recognizable depictions of Paul Newman and Tom Cruise from the movie titled The Color of Money. In the background, a car and a woman are seen on the right side of the picture. The older man has his arm around the shoulder of the younger man and is holding a roll of money in front of the face of the younger man. The background is a light bright green color. The young man wears a pink and purple plaid shirt and blue jacket. The older man wears a green coat and has gray hair.
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The Big Heat

The Big Heat

Date: 1984
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: The black and white painting depicts a version of a famous scene in the movie The Big Heat from 1953 directed by Fritz Lang and starring Glenn Ford. The brushstrokes are loose. One man holds a gun on a second wounded man. The man in the right foreground reaches out to the man in the center who leans against the wall.
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Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Date: 1982
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: In this black and white painting are depicted three men. The two main figures wear cowboy hats and the figure on the right side of the painting also sports a sheriff's badge in the shape of a star. The brushstrokes are loose and expressive. The men appear to be having a dialogue.
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Orson

Orson

Date: 1971
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: The painting, mostly monochromatic, depicts a portrait of Orson Welles in the top two-thirds of the canvas. Along the bottom edge, also in monochromatic tones, are men depicted in combat with automatic weapons. At the right edge, the face of a superhero is depicted in pink, blue, red and yellow. Running vertically in the left hand portion of the canvas is a depiction of lined notebook paper with a small pencil sketch of a landing craft or space ship.
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Tares and Wheat

Tares and Wheat

Date: 1971
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: The vertically oriented painting depicts pieces of several contemporary images, a small portion of Life magazine logo, woman's face, cigarette package, tire, rocket, photograph, woman in a swimsuit and a car. The way in which the images are painted they appear to be torn from a magazine and are arranged in a collage fashion.
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Cain and Abel

Cain and Abel

Date: 1989
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: This large colorful painting depicts the brothers, Cain and Abel, from the Book of Genesis in the Bible. The story of these brothers is also found in the Quran. The painting consists of many bright colors in flat fields with black lines and outlines. The shepherd brother is in the background herding sheep and in the foreground is the second brother holding a large club and peering over his left shoulder.
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Painted Magazine Triptych

Painted Magazine Triptych

Date: 1976
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: The triptych depicts events and people from the early to mid 1970s such as a battlefield in the Vietnam War, Black Panthers and Patty Hearst being escorted to trial by a federal marshall.
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Painted Sports Magazine

Painted Sports Magazine

Date: 1976
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: This painting depicts a 1976 Sports Illustrated magazine cover featuring Steve Spurrier, a San Francisco 49ers football player. The painting depicts the cover as though the corner has been torn away and some extraneous expressionistic paint marks overlay the realistic portrayal of the football player.
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Painted Magazine Triptych

Painted Magazine Triptych

Date: 1976
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: This is the center panel from a triptych.
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Jesus and Disciples in a Storm

Jesus and Disciples in a Storm

Date: 1988
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: The oil painting represents the Bible story in which Jesus is sleeping in a boat when a storm arises and his disciples wake him and he calms the storm. This colorful oil painting depicts the moment Jesus is awakened. The colors are bright and flat with black outlines.
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Elvis / Blue Boy Still Life

Elvis / Blue Boy Still Life

Date: 1981
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: This large, mostly black and white painting, depicts a scene of a bar fight from one of Elvis Presley's movies and a reproduction of the famous painting, Blue Boy, by Thomas Gainsborough is superimposed. In front of the painting is a wooden table holding an apple, a pear and a pitcher, not unlike a Paul Cezanne still life.
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Paul Newman is Hombre

Paul Newman is Hombre

Date: 1967
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: The nearly square painting is composed of several standing figures, some of whom hold weapons. The colors of the painting are primarily reds, blues and yellows. Two figures on the right side of the canvas appear to be holding microphone and a guitar. Green and red silhouettes of horses are in the background. The picture plane is filled with figures with almost no negative space.
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Bush Meets Pope

Bush Meets Pope

Date: 2006
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: The painting depicts George W. Bush meeting the Pope, Pope Benedict XVI. The colors are solid and flat with black outlines.
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Black Growth

Black Growth

Date: 2011
Creator: Williams, Chesley
Description: This head piece was created using mylar removed from floppy disks that were individually machine stitched into form, then hand sewn to create the overall look.
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Column

Column

Date: 1999
Creator: Lopez, Ana Maria
Description: A column emerges from a halved seed pod shape. Near the top of the column several buds emerge and begin to open.
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Plumb Bob: Shelter

Plumb Bob: Shelter

Date: 2012
Creator: Lopez, Ana Maria
Description: The necklace is in the form of a plumb bob. The finial is shaped like a house. This view shows the entire length of the necklace.
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Vortex

Vortex

Date: 2010
Creator: Lopez, Ana Maria
Description: The brooch front has granulation while the back side has keum boo overlay. The texture is created by chasing and repousse.
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Dining Hall

Dining Hall

Date: 2012
Creator: Horner, Laura
Description: This low-chroma ink wash painting shows the dining hall of the estate, particularly focusing on the windows. The sunshine lights the floor highlighting the debris and ruin. The artist was selected by the Union Art Gallery Committee to have a one-person exhibition in the Union Gallery. This painting was exhibited in the Union Gallery, Union Building, from August 27 until September 13, 2012.
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Plumb Bob: Tradition

Plumb Bob: Tradition

Date: 2012
Creator: Lopez, Ana Maria
Description: The necklace is in the form of a plumb bob. This view of the necklace shows the entire length.
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Identi-Tea

Identi-Tea

Date: 2009
Creator: Lopez, Ana Maria
Description: The piece includes sewn copper foil with torch-fired vitreous enamel in pattern of artist's right thumb print and is in the shape of a teapot.
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Power Outlet

Power Outlet

Date: 2012
Creator: Horner, Laura
Description: This low-chroma ink wash painting depicts a power outlet on the floor, almost buried in the ruin surrounding it. The artist was selected by the Union Art Gallery Committee to have a one-person exhibition in the Union Gallery. This painting was exhibited in the Union Gallery, Union Building, from August 27 until September 13, 2012.
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Is my Mom a he?

Is my Mom a he?

Date: 2012
Creator: Molina Garcia, Jonathan A.
Description: This black and white photograph montage depicts a boy in the foreground, somewhat out of focus, peering underneath the central figure. The main figure in the montage clearly has male genitals but the mirror reflection of the face is that of a woman. The photograph was created with collage and sculpture creating a tableaux which was then photographed. This photograph was included in the Photo III class exhibition, Lightwell Gallery, September 2012, in the Art Building on the University of North Texas campus.
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Plumb Bob: Shelter

Plumb Bob: Shelter

Date: 2012
Creator: Lopez, Ana Maria
Description: The necklace is in the form of a plumb bob. The finial is shaped like a house.
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Vortex

Vortex

Date: 2010
Creator: Lopez, Ana Maria
Description: The brooch front has granulation while the back side has keum boo overlay. The texture is created by chasing and repousse.
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