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Untitled

Untitled

Date: unknown
Creator: Berger, Lorraine Estelle
Description: The horizontal painting depicts a landscape in which the sky is gray and the moon or sun is a solid red-orange color. In the foreground is some brown and yellow grasses which create a hill or small mountain shape.
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Untitled

Untitled

Date: unknown
Creator: Berger, Lorraine Estelle
Description: The painting depicts several birds in profile. The style is abstracted with the fowls outlined and brightly colored.
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Untitled

Untitled

Date: unknown
Creator: Betti, Claudia Webb
Description: The vertical painting consists of a large vertical shape in the center with a red head or top and a dark bottom or body. Surrounding the figurative type image is a orange and red oval which floats in the center. At the top and bottom edges are orange bands which lay behind the cartouche.
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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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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.
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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 Magazine Triptych

Painted Magazine Triptych

Date: 1976
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: This is the center panel from a triptych.
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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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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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Richardson Endorses Obama

Richardson Endorses Obama

Date: 2010
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, stands next to President Barack Obama. Both men are looking downward but smiling. The digital painting is a creative depiction of an AP photograph by Alex Brandon. Text below the image states, "Richardson gives endorsement to Obama." Included on top of the photo depiction are several loosely digitally painted colorful geometric shapes, an orange square, a green square, a pink rectangle and miscellaneous other loose yellow, red and turquoise marks. In the white margin at the bottom of the image of the men is a small inset image that depicts a highway overpass, a billboard and a car on the road with two dialogue bubbles.
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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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Senate Testimony

Senate Testimony

Date: 2011
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: The left hand section of the painting depicts three men seated at a table with microphones while the right side consists of text, dialogue between two people, Steve and a woman.
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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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Video Conference and Eddie

Video Conference and Eddie

Date: 2010
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: This predominately black and white work consists of three main images, some text and several colorful marks moving across the face of the artwork. The larger text states, "Bush and Iraq's leader have video conference."
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