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Charlene

A work made of colored pencil, with blue and black ballpoint pen over graphite, on cream wove paper.
© Ed Paschke

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  • A work made of colored pencil, with blue and black ballpoint pen over graphite, on cream wove paper.

Date:

1974

Artist:

Ed Paschke
American, 1939-2004

About this artwork

Earning BFA and MFA degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Paschke was fascinated by the forbidden allure offered by the fringes of society, especially strippers and sideshow performers. Even though the female in Charlene has many of the hallmarks of “traditional” beauty, including an hourglass figure and an enticing ensemble, Paschke depicted her as sallow, veiny, and skeletal—suggesting an alternative attractiveness and underscoring her individuality.

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Artist

Ed Paschke

Title

Charlene

Origin

United States

Date

1974

Medium

Colored pencil, with blue and black ballpoint pen over graphite, on cream wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed and inscribed, recto lower right, in graphite: "E. Paschke '74"; inscribed lower left, in graphite: "Charlene"

Dimensions

573 x 446 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Robert A. Lewis

Reference Number

1982.122

Copyright

© Ed Paschke

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