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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 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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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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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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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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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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AL 00-3

AL 00-3

Date: 2000
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Description: This abstract painting is mostly black with some white vertical scrapes.
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AZ 01-14

AZ 01-14

Date: 2001
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Description: This abstract painting is predominately white with green, pink and gray vertical strokes broken by an implied horizontal line.
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86-3

86-3

Date: 1986
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Description: Dark background with many small geometric shapes, lines and dots in bright colors evenly spaced around the canvas over a structured linear pattern.
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87-205 with Mickey Mouse

87-205 with Mickey Mouse

Date: 1987
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Description: Linear patterns in background mostly in whites and grays layered with small geometric shapes in multi-hues with Mickey Mouse cartoon character emerging from the lower edge.
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88-4

88-4

Date: 1988
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Description: Black background with linear patterns and small multi-hued geometric shapes float on the surface.
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90-208, Voyager

90-208, Voyager

Date: 1990
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Description: Light shades of pinkish grays create the background juxtaposed with linear pattern and layered with small multi-hued geometric shapes and a linear drawing of a ship and silhouettes of two figures.
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92-204

92-204

Date: 1992
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Description: The background of this painting consists of gradations of red, orange, pink and gray hues layered with lines created by many dots of paint. Overlayed are images of running dogs and small geometric shapes.
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93-4/94-1

93-4/94-1

Date: 1993/1994
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Description: Black background with linear patterns created by many small dots of paint. Many small, multi-hued circles float across the surface and dotted lines follow the background linear zigzag pattern.
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94-2

94-2

Date: 1994
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Description: Black painting with zigzag linear pattern created with many small dots of paint and layered with many gray circles of various patterns and sizes.
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94-3

94-3

Date: 1994
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Description: Light gray painting with linear pattern with many small gray circles spread across the surface.
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94-203

94-203

Date: 1994
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Description: Vertical gray painting with repeating linear white lines spreading from two centers, one in the upper half and one in the lower half of the painting. Many circles of various gray hues float across the surface.
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