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 Decade: 1980-1989
 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
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
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
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Brooch

Brooch

Date: 1987
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: The silver and copper brooch is a triangular shape with a triangular shaped opening inside which is a coiled piece of metal with a second coil on one of the corners of the brooch. The surface is shiny and smooth.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Chitter Chatter, It's Girls' Night Out: Seven Years Series

Chitter Chatter, It's Girls' Night Out: Seven Years Series

Date: 1987
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: The collage consists of purples, yellows, reds, and blue-green. A large black and yellow checkerboard pattern predominates the right half of the piece. The background is purple with some vertical poles in a blue turquoise color. Some long pink shapes encircle the checkerboard area and divide the composition.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Do Ya Wanna Dance?

Do Ya Wanna Dance?

Date: 1987
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: The foreground is pink and the sky a darker pinkish red. In the foreground is a green table like form and leading to it is a pink and purple striped pathway leading from a blue platform. A yellow and orange cordial glass appears to be dancing with a purple cordial glass. These forms can be seen in this artist's three-dimensional works. Here the glasses appear particularly active. Three green cordial glass shapes are placed on the blue platform and one on the striped walkway. Several small geometric shapes float in the upper right portion of the artwork.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Earrings

Earrings

Date: 1987
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: The earrings consist of domed circular shapes with a circular opening through which is a coiled piece of copper.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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