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  • Ed Paschke

    Phyllis Kind Gallery

    The notion of distortion has been a key idea in nearly all of Ed Paschke’s work, although its ways and means have taken various twists and turns. The early paintings, while executed in a highly realistic manner, showed physically unconventional human beings—androgynous transvestites, deformed circus exhibitionists, outrageous pinups and porno stars. The second stage of Paschke’s development continued to feature such types as pimps, prostitutes, and show people, those who only come out at night; these grotesque beauties, however, were more stylistically caricatured, and the technique of distortion

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