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Michael Bedard Signed Large SITTING DUCK art print (Bedard Sitting Duck)

Michael Bedard Signed Large SITTING DUCK art print

BEDARD SITTING DUCK

Michael Bedard's famous SITTING DUCK, one of the most succesful art prints ever sold! Measures 20 X 24 inches and is hand signed by Bedard. Wonderful wall art for kids. 

This particular piece will be sure to turn any frown upside down when you take a look at this innocent duck enjoying some fun in the sun. 

Bedard SITTING DUCK is printed with Archival Ultrachrome Inks on Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper which measures approximately 24" x 20".  

Each print will be hand-signed by Bedard prior to shipping.

Sitting Duck would be a great addition to your child's playroom! How about art for the children's nursery?


Michael Bedard was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and eventually settled in Los Angeles in the late sixties. He first entered the art marketplace in 1977 with a series of whimsical and allegorical art prints many of which are still in print today. Bedard's "Sitting Ducks" poster is one of the most widely recognized and largest selling posters in the history of the medium. He has consistently topped the list of best-selling poster artists for nearly twenty years. Very few artists can make a similar claim.

In the early eighties, Bedard was looking for a way to express a broad range of feelings about the human condition and wanted to use humor as a vehicle for addressing very serious issues such as vulnerability, alienation and anxiety, as well as social and political observations. Michael Bedard chose the duck because it symbolized the vulnerability and attitude that comprises the human psyche.

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."





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