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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Decade: 1980-1989
 Collection: UNT Scholarly Works
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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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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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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Double Red Vase

Double Red Vase

Date: 1983
Creator: Milnes, Robert
Description: The vertically oriented sculpture consists of a red-orange textured geometric shape that twists and out of which emerges and wraps a yellow organic shape decorated with orange, blue and dark hash marks.
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Bandana

Bandana

Date: 1983
Creator: Milnes, Robert
Description: The ceramic sculptural piece consists of several geometric tubular shapes decorated with various colors and textures. The piece is vertical and almost appears to be walking.
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Painter's House

Painter's House

Date: 1985~
Creator: Gough, C. Ray
Description: The artwork depicts the facade of a house in many bright colors.
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Let's Spend Some Time Together, Number 2

Let's Spend Some Time Together, Number 2

Date: 1987
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: This collage features extreme perspective with the piers in yellow and orange moving from the center foreground straight to the horizon line depicted by the blue background meeting the black sky. In the left background area are several green geometric shapes that resemble buildings. A pink orb with a hole in the center floats in the left sky area while a purple one floats in the right hand portion of the sky area. Piercing each of these is a long hollow spear that spills tiny black, blue, white, gray and green circles into the foreground.
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