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Ed Paschke Art Center Unveils Vaca Victoria

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Ed Paschke Art Center Unveils Vaca Victoria
Off public view since 1999, this new acquisition joins EPAC’s permanent collection

Chicago (January 30, 2015) The Ed Paschke Art Center (EPAC) is pleased to announce the unveiling of Paschke’s Vaca Victoria.

The sculpture was part of the City of Chicago’s “Cows on Parade,” which ran from June-October, 1999. It showcased over 300 different fiberglass cows embellished by some of Chicago’s top artists, including William Conger, Mr. Imagination, Carlos “Dzine” Rolón, Stanley Tigerman and Karl Wirsum.
“The ‘Cows on Parade’ initiative was one of the largest and most successful temporary public art projects that Chicago has ever mounted,” said Vesna Stelcer, chair of the Ed Paschke Foundation. “Gaining this historic Paschke piece for the Ed Paschke Art Center is a great addition to the Center’s collection, as it further reiterates Ed’s connection to Chicago and his honest appreciation of its diversity.”

Cows were displayed throughout the city, with the majority appearing in Chicago’s Downtown, Gold Coast, River North and Museum Campus areas. Paschke’s Vaca Victoria originally stood at 215 W. Superior in River North, but was only on public view for a few short days. A controversy ensured over some of the symbols he painted on it, including Chicago gang symbols from the Vice Lords, Latin Kings and Gangster Disciples (among others). To Paschke, these symbols represented part of the compelling graphic vocabulary found throughout his beloved Chicago.

Other elements of his composition included a head painted in the style of the Chicago Bulls logo and six stars representing their championship wins. Ed Paschke was an avid sports fan and season ticket holder of the Bulls, and his son Marc Paschke had this to say about the work; “One interpretation would be that the cow represents how all of the people of the city, often with diverse interests or cultures, came together for the Bulls (during their Championship run). Sports brought the city together.”

Beginning Monday, February 2, 2015 at the Ed Paschke Art Center (5415 W. Higgins Ave., Chicago IL) Vaca Victoria will go on free permanent view to the public for the first time since 1999. The work joins EPAC’s permanent collection thanks to a generous gift from Averill and Bernard Leviton.

Ed Paschke was once quoted as having said, “They either love it or hate it, but rarely are they indifferent to it.” Vaca Victoria challenges viewers to draw their own conclusions about the combination of symbols and emotions the work conjures. Viewers are invited to come see how Paschke transforms an uttered bovine into a Chicago Bull, camouflaging it with the type of urban graffiti that often spontaneously appears on unguarded public sculptures.

Located in Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood, the Ed Paschke Art Center opened June 22, 2014, on what would have been the artist’s 75th birthday. Built in tribute to the late Chicago artist, the Ed Paschke Art Center provides permanent, free public access to the world’s largest collection of Paschke’s work. The renovated building contains 2,800 square feet of gallery space, 1,700 square feet of educational space, alongside a re-imagination of Ed Paschke’s 2004 studio. The permanent collection showcases the Ed Paschke Family Foundation’s holdings of the distinct styles Paschke explored throughout the many periods of his long artistic career, which spanned from 1969 to 2004.

The Ed Paschke Art Center is proudly funded by The Rabb Family Foundation. Since its inception in 2001, the foundation has provided more than one million dollars to health, environmental and arts-related initiatives, including institutions such as the Ed Paschke Art Center and the National Veterans Art Museum. The Rabb Family Foundation works to support programs that overcome social and economic barriers as well as recognize citizens who have positively impacted the communities in which they live and work. Additional major supporters of the Ed Paschke Art Center include the 3M Company, Bank of America and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


About the Ed Paschke Art Center
The Mission of the Ed Paschke Art Center is to preserve and provide public access to the work of the legendary Ed Paschke; to serve as an educational resource for youth, adults, artists and academics; and to function as an accessible platform for artists to showcase their work.

The Ed Paschke Art Center is free and open to the public seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information call 312.533.4911 or visit edpaschke.org.


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Ed Paschke - Visionary from Chicago, 1968–2004

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Ed Paschke: Visionary from Chicago, 1968 – 2004 is the third in the Ashmolean’s series of exhibitions of postwar and contemporary art presented in collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation (USA). Curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal, a selection of paintings spanning Paschke’s artistic career from 1968 to 2004 will be on view in the Museum’s central gallery on the lower ground floor.

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Hall Art Foundation Presents:
Ed Paschke - Visionary from Chicago, 1968–2004

The Ashmolean
Beaumont Street
Oxford UK OX1 2PH

Exhibition: Dates: January 17th – July 5th 2015
Venue: Gallery 2
Admission: Free

For More Information Contact:
Claire Parris | Press Officer
claire.parris@ashmus.ox.ac.uk | T+44 (0)1865 278 178 | M+44 (0)7833 384 512

Tom Jowett | Press & Marketing Assistant
tom.jowett@ashmus.ox.ac.uk | T+44 (0)1865 278 285 | @AshmoleanPress

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A Passion for Paschke

Watch WTTW Chicago Tonight's coverage of the Ed Paschke show at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois



Continue to the original article here as it includes more WTTW Arbeat Chicago segments and interviews with Ed Paschke.

See the exhibition in person:
Ed Paschke: In Private Hands - a 10 year commemorative exhibition

Location:
Benedictine University
5700 College Rd, Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-6000

Building:
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery - Kindlon Hall - 5th Floor

Hours:
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Event Details:
October 6 through November 30, 2014. This commemorative exhibition celebrates the lively and Pop art-influenced representational imagery associated with Edward Paschke's art. Known as one of the internationally-acclaimed Chicago's Imagists artists, he chose to work with intensely colorful expressionism and aggressive themes. The exhibition is comprised of family members' collections, which have rarely been seen in public.


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Rarely Seen Work by Noted Imagist Painter Ed Paschke

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By Community Contributor pbrozynski

Edward Francis Paschke was a Polish American painter whose childhood interest in animation and cartoons, as well as his father's creativity in wood carving and construction, led him toward a career in art.

Beginning Monday, October 6 and running through Sunday, November 30, the Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery at Benedictine University will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the artist's death with an exhibition celebrating the lively and pop art-influenced representational imagery associated with Paschke's art.

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Steve Schapiro: Warhol, Reed, & Bowie

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Running now until Jan 18th, 2015

The Ed Paschke Art Center is proud to announce a new exhibition entitled Warhol, Reed, & Bowie, by legendary photojournalist, Steve Schapiro.

Above: Schapiro's photo of Andy Warhol with The Velvet Underground and Nico.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Mondays through Sundays

Admission is free.


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