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John oliver duck stamps
I normally don't watch this but a friend sent to me. I found it entertaining:

https://youtu.be/bl-ABuxeWrE
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Nick~


I appreciated Mr. Oliver's inimitable "measured and professional" account of the federal Duck Stamp. Not surprising that - just like too many contests - longstanding squabbles among contestants seems to be a part of the process...


And, as I've expressed here previously, I sorely miss the artistry of the earlier, Old School stamps. I'm not a fan of today's photorealism anywhere in the world of art.


John Ruthven's understated wash drawing still draws me in - whether or not Redhead drakes ever tag along with broods.







All the best,


SJS







Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Steve,

I agree the old duck stamps were, and are the best.

"Art is either plagiarism or revolution." - Paul Gauguin


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"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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My father checked the bidding numbers on the paintings and they were at $20k the hour after I made the original post. Not sure where they landed. Hopefully that gets donated to usfws.

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Nick Zito: Oct 2, 2021, 8:06 AM
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My favorite reference to ducks on stamps in any movie, or documentary is in FARGO.

What used to be, and now never is the importance of the 2 cent stamp.

Now everyone's 2 cents worth applies to the duck stamp contests....











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920