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Very Important Bush

Description: This abstract painting is painted in hues of blue, red, yellow, green, gold, and brown.
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Date: 1962
Creator: Mukarobgwa, Thomas
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

The Color of Money

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.
Date: 1986
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

The Big Heat

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.
Date: 1984
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Santa Fe

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.
Date: 1982
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Excuse Me

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.
Date: 1998
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Orson

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.
Date: 1971
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Tares and Wheat

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.
Date: 1971
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cain and Abel

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.
Date: 1989
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Painted Magazine Triptych

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.
Date: 1976
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Painted Sports Magazine

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.
Date: 1976
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Jesus and Disciples in a Storm

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.
Date: 1988
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Elvis / Blue Boy Still Life

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.
Date: 1981
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

The Europeans

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.
Date: 1995
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Paul Newman is Hombre

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.
Date: 1967
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

With Globe

Description: This acrylic painting consists of a highly patterned background across which is scattered small geometric shapes and silhouettes.
Date: unknown
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

St. Matthew

Description: This acrylic painting on paper consists of small geometric shapes spread across the surface of ninety-degree turned and columnar patterns. St. Matthew is depicted at the lower right edge in an outline. An upside down silhouette shape of a dog is included in the upper left portion of the painting.
Date: unknown
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

CE 04-6

Description: This predominately blue oil painting contains many parallel wavy vertical black lines, a few red and yellow vertical lines as well with horizontal linear texture.
Date: 2004
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Number 149

Description: This mostly orange painting also includes vertical, parallel wavy and curvy black lines with horizontal lined texture.
Date: 2003
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

CD 04-5

Description: This predominately yellow oil painting also has many vertical wavy black lines and linear horizontal texture.
Date: 2004
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Numbers 136, 142, 126, and 127

Description: Four paintings are hung in a square grouping. Three of the panels are predominately orange and black while the upper right hand panel is a light green with black wavy vertical lines.
Date: 2003
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Number 133

Description: This predominately black and orange painting consists of curved and wavy parallel lines with heavy texture.
Date: 2003
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

AW 01-11

Description: This oil painting is predominately green with vertical marks and lines of black and white broken by some horizontal implied lines.
Date: 2001
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design