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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Zapluty karzeł reakcji

Zapluty karzeł reakcji

Date: 1980/1990
Creator: unknown
Description: Poster used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting a man with large ears, spectacles and spewing from his mouth. The words Zapluty karzeł reakcji are underneath the figure. The words and image are in black on a white ground.
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RTPD 20 zł

RTPD 20 zł

Date: 1980/1990
Creator: unknown
Description: Postage stamp depicting a young female in the center. At the top of the stamp are the letters RTPD and in the lower section, the denomination of the stamp, 20 złoty. The stamp is printed in all blue on a cream paper.
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Wesolego 1987 Zyczy Solidarność Ciagle Młody

Wesolego 1987 Zyczy Solidarność Ciagle Młody

Date: 1980/1990
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting best wishes for the year 1987. The words wesolego 1987 zyczy solidarność ciagle młody are in red on a brownish tan background. The year, 1987, is depicted with people forming the shapes of the numbers.
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Kościoły Lwowa: Herb Lwowa, Polska; Katedra Ormianska, Polska; Katedra Łacińska, Polska; Katedra Unicka, Polska

Kościoły Lwowa: Herb Lwowa, Polska; Katedra Ormianska, Polska; Katedra Łacińska, Polska; Katedra Unicka, Polska

Date: 1980/1990
Creator: unknown
Description: Postage stamps used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting churches in the once Polish town of Lwowa, Poland, now L'viv, Ukraine. The background is silver with black depictions for the church structures and the crest. The words, Poczta Solidarność [Solidarity Stamp], are in red at the bottom of each stamp.
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16.12.1981 Kopalnia "Wujek" 50 zł 1984 R.K.W. Region Slasko-Dabrowski

16.12.1981 Kopalnia "Wujek" 50 zł 1984 R.K.W. Region Slasko-Dabrowski

Date: 1984
Creator: unknown
Description: Postage stamp printed in black on a white ground depicts two crossed hammers with a piece of an olive branch above. Below the tools is the date of the Wujek Coal Miners' Strike.
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[Jerzy Popiełuszko]

[Jerzy Popiełuszko]

Date: 1980/1990
Creator: unknown
Description: Poster used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting a portrait of the Catholic priest Jerzy Popiełuszko. The background is red with the figure depicted in black and a thin white halo around his head. In the margins, registration marks can be seen for creating multiples of this image.
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Lato 1953, obóz Berlin; Jesien 1956, obóz Budapest; Wiosna 1968, obóz Praga; Zima 1979, obóz Kabul; Poczta Podziemna 50 złoty

Lato 1953, obóz Berlin; Jesien 1956, obóz Budapest; Wiosna 1968, obóz Praga; Zima 1979, obóz Kabul; Poczta Podziemna 50 złoty

Date: 1980/1990
Creator: unknown
Description: Postage stamps used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting uprisings and invasions leading up to the 1980s Polish Solidarity movement.
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[Jerzy Popiełuszko]

[Jerzy Popiełuszko]

Date: 1980/1990
Creator: unknown
Description: Poster used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting a portrait of the Catholic priest Jerzy Popiełuszko. The figure is depicted in black on a white background. In the margins, registration marks can be seen for creating multiples of this image and in the lower right are the handwritten in pencil words, kolor czarny (drugi), color black, second.
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