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2004 Telecommunications Magazine Online & Horizon House Publications . All rights reserved.International Sites: United States | Germany | France | Japan | CanadaJoin Associates | Join our staff | About Amazon | Help pages | Contact usFLORIDA ART GALLERY EMAILWe also accept checks, money orders & cashier checks.The Failure of Marxism - 1989Emily WatsonCourtesy of the artist and Gorney Bravin + Lee, New YorkOlivia Newton JohnMore than 13,000 photographs of famous people.The duck character was an excellent choice because of the nature of the animal itself. Even though a duck is vulnerable to attack by superior forces, this wonderful creature displays an aggressive attitude when confronted by danger. The duck's only defense is this bluff that creates uncertainty and fear with its adversaries. This attitude is what has made the duck an appropriate icon for challenging the problems that threaten us all.The duck characters immediately struck a chord with people about how fragile we feel in these modern times. The illusion that creature comforts create a safety zone from the dangers of life is so pervasive that many actually hide behind these paper-thin walls and feel protected.The Sitting Duck message pokes a funny hole through this fragile concept. It shows that even when one is having a safe moment relaxing with friends on a lounge chair with a favorite drink; one can suddenly become a target of one of life's merciless hunters. That theme of vulnerability carries through the Bedard duck series and has allowed the artist to expand his concept to examine the frailty of politics ( Failure of Marxism and Failure of Capitalism ) and even relationships ( Living Together and Ship of Fools ).Bedard says, I had no idea that these little characters would become so popular but I take great pleasure in that they've become universally accepted. As an artist, I am grateful to be able to communicate through a vehicle that transcends all language and cultural barriers. Bedard's work, both on the canvas and on the screen, is characterized by his uncanny ability to create an image with depth in both artistic quality and meaning. There is nearly always a social commentary that lies underneath his whimsical imagery. One must look beyond the simple visual statement employed by the composition to the real purpose of the painting -- usually an important social issue that concerns us all.Like many artists whose work is deceptively simple, Bedard is not. He is a complex and highly intelligent man. He labors over each work he creates, painstakingly researching the issues, the treatment of the characters and the effect on the viewer, executing drawing after drawing before he ever sets out to create the final product.As the work of Michael Bedard has grown, so has his worldwide appeal and marketability. In Japan, Bedard is thought of in almost 'superstar' status, beginning with a series of commercials that he did for Akai in the 1980's, continuing his success with The Santa Claus Brothers magazine covers and culminating with his successful Sitting Ducks television show and merchandising campaign.Michael Bedard has had numerous sold out one-man exhibitions in and around his current Los Angeles residence. His children's book, Sitting Ducks , has won three prestigious international awards for children's literature and his children's television show of the same name is tremendously popular in 48 countries. In Japan nearly one out of two children watch the show. In 2001, Bedard received an Emmy Award for his made-for-TV movie, The Santa Claus Brothers , which aired on Disney, YTV and ABC.Forever a student, Bedard is extremely knowledgeable about the history of world art. His large, airy home and studio in a remote section of the greater Los Angeles area is filled to the rafters with well-thumbed art and reference books.What isn't commonly known about Bedard is the wealth of material he has created over the last thirty years that has never been published -- works of art that are as wonderful and innovative as the ducks are amusing. Some of these include The Cubist Brothers as well as Quatro . It's that body of work which inspires the business direction behind OXO Art -- to introduce these other wonderful works to the art world at large and to fuel Bedard's creativity and energy to explore new creative ideas.Sitting Ducks are the creation of world-renown poster artist and Emmy Award winning producer Michael Bedard who sees his hatchlings as the perfect instrument with which to express his wry, slightly dark sense of humor and his own brand of social commentary.The rates above are valid for the Contiguous US States only. For orders to other locations, the shipping charge will display during the order process.African AmericansLeon Tillage is no doubt the least-known person among this group of biography subjects, but his story is one of the most moving. His first-person account of racial prejudice in America would make superb required reading for schoolchildren and adults alike. Tillage works as a custodian in a Baltimore school, where Roth's daughter heard him speak to students about growing up in a sharecropper family in North Carolina, about hiding from the Ku Klux Klan, and about joining the civil rights movement. Roth recorded Tillage's story and transcribed it into vignettes that speak volumes about civil rights and prejudice.Leon's Story, by Leon Walter Tillage, art by Susan L. RothAges 8-upFarrar, Straus & Giroux, 14ISBN 0374343799,TWO GEMINI WINS FOR CORUS ENTERTAINMENT'S NELVANAOprah WinfreyUPDATED Jan. 2004: Only (2) of this Fontanini 5 Nativity 2003 Limited Edition Rhoda, Shepherdess with Sheep , are still available Forever Christmas - 29.50.3Artcore Brewery Annex650A S. Avenue 21, 90031(323) 276-932019912,000Thursday-Sunday,noon-4 p.m.Paintings, sculpture and/or wallworks such as photographs, drawings and print. Cabinet of Curiosities by Joel David.Lydia TakishitaView Larger ImageMichael BedardGreat-White-Hype Art PrintSize: 31 x 27 inchesBuy Great-White-Hype Art PrintView Larger ImageMichael BedardFailure-of-Capitalism Art PrintSize: 27 x 24 inchesBuy Failure-of-Capitalism Art PrintView Larger ImageBermanPie-in-the-Sky Art PrintSize: 22 x 28 inchesBuy Pie-in-the-Sky Art PrintWilliam Holbrook BeardDancing BearsStarting at 13.80The Big Night OutJeanne Beker; illustrated by Nathalie DionJuvenile Nonfiction - Social Situations - Adolescence; Juvenile Nonfiction - Social Situations - Dating and Sex; Juvenile Nonfiction - Social Situations - Self-Esteem | Trade Paperback | Tundra BooksMarch 2005 | CDN 22.99 / US 15.95 | 0-88776-719-2 3,500 Offers ConsideredMichael Bedard Original Blown Away Framed PaintingFine Art:PaintingsThis original, framed Michael Bedard painting is one of his latest works featuring his signature duck. Blown Away is an acrylic painting on board. The image size measures 19.5 by 15.5 . It is beautifully framed in a custom wood frame with a classic linen matte. The framed measurements are 30 x 26.5 .AvP2,AvP,Aliens vs Predator 2,Aliens vs Predator,Alien,Predator,AvP2mod,AvP mod,mod,AvP 2

 

 

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