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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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Dancing Between the Hunt and the Hearth

Dancing Between the Hunt and the Hearth

Date: 1992
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Description: The large vertical painting consists of a nearly black ground with words and numbers in a light colors. Along the bottom edge is a highly textured surface with the words, beauty and duty, repeated across the bottom edge. Arrows and calculations appear across the dark field. In the upper right is a gold square and some gold splashes of color and texture.
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I'll Tumble For You

I'll Tumble For You

Date: 1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Description: The vertically oriented painting consists of many textures, colors and motifs. The dark ground is richly textured and covered with words, numbers and calculations sometimes partially obliterated. Two large heart shapes face each other, one in the bottom half of the canvas and the other in the top half. They are also richly covered in texture with letters and numbers. About a dozen forks are attached across the surface of the painting; they tumble from the top to the bottom. Flanking the top and bottom edges are some large X marks with thick top and bottom bars.
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Mechanical Music

Mechanical Music

Date: 1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Description: The large vertical painting consists of a dark ground. In the lower portion, five wooden spoons are attached. Along the upper edge is an impression of a hand and a plus and minus sign flank the right and left edges in the upper portion of the canvas. At a diagonal in the lower portion appears a long spatula or spoon shape nestled in a sandy brown area. The surface of the work is complex with numbers, letters and calculations barely visible.
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Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This portion of the installation includes a figure pierced with arrows and knives. The artist refers to him as the "wound" man. In the foreground, are two leg splints with suspended latex tubing.
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Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The paper tags that hang from the large dish structure are seen in close detail in this view.
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Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This portion of the exhibition consists of a large vertical painting with a dark ground.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This portion of the installation has many elements. In the foreground is a black table with microscope and glass slides on it. In the background is a boxing ring with a gurney in the center on which is strapped down punching bag. Men's dress shirts and a mural of the "Stretchman" is on the rear wall.
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Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This detail view of the installation shows the directions and dialogue script written on the wall for the performers. A black dress hangs with a pair of white rubber boots beneath. A portion of the yellow vanity table is visible with one chair.
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Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This view shows a detail of the vanity table, its light bulbs, three chairs and the text, scripts for the performers, on the wall.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design