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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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