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Letter from Jim to his longtime friend Gene Deitch, 1972

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Flora at BlissTopic Arte

January 20, 2014

For our Spanish-speaking (-reading, actually) Floraphiles, here’s a lengthy profile of our upcoming centenarian (Jan. 25) by Esther B. Vigil at The title, EXORCIZANDO DEMONIOS AL RITMO FRENÉTICO DEL JAZZ, translates as “exorcising demons to the rhythm of jazz,” which is an interesting take on Flora’s devilish creations. The images were borrowed from our website, except for a 1950s photo we provided of Flora at work in his studio. The article includes the 1959…

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Pen & ink, 1992, discovered in sketchpad. Like most Flora works of the 1990s, this cityscape has never been published or publicly viewed.

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Henry Ford in Cetara

September 7, 2010

Henry Ford in Cetara, rough pencil drawing found in 1991 sketchpad. Cetara is in Italy. There’s no refined sketches and no indication the sketch was developed into a finished work. Flora traveled widely and artfully chronicled his globetrotting. This sketchbook contains no other images of Italy, but does contain a letter handwritten in a Mexican hospital while Flora was being treated for “over medication and loss of blood.” On the preceding page was a journal…

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Venice to Rome (pt. 2)

June 6, 2009

Tempera and pencil on paper, early 1960s. Another element of a large (16-1⁄2″ x 13-3⁄4″) work partially glimpsed here, and fully revealed in our forthcoming omnibus, The Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora. Above detail represents about one-sixth of the complete work.

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April 30, 2008

Detail, Chioggia, early 1960s, acrylic

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Roman Forum (1962)

February 5, 2008

Detail, tempera on paper, 1962

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Venice to Rome (pt. 1)

April 18, 2007

Tempera on paper, ca. 1960 (one-quarter of 8.5″ x 7″ work)

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