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 Department: Studio Arts
 Collection: College of Visual Arts + Design Archival Project
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Bush and McCain

Bush and McCain

Date: 2008
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: This work of art consists of three components, a black and white depiction of George W. Bush and John McCain with some text below. To the right of this panel is a red canvas containing more text. And, to the left of the main panel, resting against the wall on its side is a long, rectangular cartoon type piece.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Cezanne Painting

Cezanne Painting

Date: 2010
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: This monochromatic painting depicts the artist Paul Cezanne in the countryside with some of his plain-air paintings and on the left hand edge text and dialogue unrelated to Cezanne.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
The Europeans

The Europeans

Date: 1995
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: Two figures in the foreground, seen from the chest up, comment on European angst. A figure in silhouette exits by a set of stairs. Bright yellow light illuminates the exterior of the gallery in which the people in the foreground stand. Talk bubbles are used for the figures' comments. A poster on the wall depicts German Expressionism. The style is like that of cartoons and graphic novels. The colors are bright and flat.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Excuse Me

Excuse Me

Date: 1998
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: A male figure in the foreground looks at something on a woman's desk. She is seated and holds a telephone receiver. Behind her is a man looking closely at a painting on the wall. The woman states, "Excuse me, these are private papers." The painting on the wall consists of squares of different colors. The man in the foreground is painted in a dark pinkish red tone.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Gotta Gun

Gotta Gun

Date: 2011
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: This artwork consists of two portions, the top a grid, eight by seven, of colored squares and the lower dialogue between Caroline and Steve.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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