Collection Artwork
Ed Paschke (Chicago, Illinois, 1939 – 2004, Chicago, Illinois)
Makeup
1990
oil on linen
canvas size: 60 x 78 in.
Gift of the Burrows Family
2013.1

Ongoing Research

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Tang Collective Catalog


Born and raised in Chicago, Ed Paschke was a formative member of the city’s Imagist group in the 1960s. Imagists used the term to distance themselves from the New York and LA art scenes, using bright colors to distort popular images and figures, drawing inspiration from Surrealism and fantasy. In his late-1980s works, Paschke created an underpainting in black and white and then added colored glazes, a process he described as paralleling “the black and white to color progression in the historical development of printing, film and T.V. images.” Part of this series, Paschke’s Makeup features a figure with a mask and tattoos, attributes of marginal American life that fascinated him throughout his career.
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