Inside Sauter-Finegan

1954 album cover illustration
2011 ltd. ed. (25) fine art print


8 in stock

Description has released a limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of INSIDE SAUTER-FINEGAN, one of the best-known album cover illustrations by Jim Flora. Released on RCA Victor in 1954, the record featured the orchestral adventurism of composer-arrangers Eddie Sauter and Bill Finegan. While the figures on the cover in no way resemble the two musicians, Flora’s playful caricatures reflect S-F’s modernist, mid-century approach to redefining big band jazz after the decline of the swing era. The cover was reproduced in our 2004 anthology, The Mischievous Art of Jim Flora.

Produced in 2011 by Flora archivist Barbara Economon, the print was meticulously and painstakingly crafted from a scan of a vintage printer’s proof of the cover held in the Flora family archive. The print image area is 15-1/2″ square (larger than the original 12″ square cover), and the trim size of the entire sheet is 17″ x 22″.

Only twenty-five (25) prints of INSIDE SAUTER-FINEGAN were produced for this edition. Each print is hand-numbered in the lower right corner beneath the image and authenticated on the reverse with the stamped seal of Jim Flora Art (a Flora family enterprise). We have sold print numbers 8/25 thru 13/25, and 15/25 thru 25/25, and are now offering number 14/25 at $245 (plus s/h). Prices will increase for subsequent prints as the edition depletes.

The unframed prints are on heavyweight (310g) mould-made William Turner stock, a natural white, 100% rag paper with a fine toothy surface manufactured by Hahnemühle, who are renowned for premium-grade archival papers. The edition was produced using Epson UltraChrome K3 Pigment Ink Technology, resulting in brilliant, velvety color and offering excellent longevity and durability.

The print will ship flat, securely packaged and guaranteed against bending or dents. Print includes a detailed, custom-printed one-sheet with instructions for the proper care of this fine art reproduction.

Due to the fine art print’s higher-resolution process, as well as superior paper, inks, and quality control, the colors in the print appear brighter, crisper, and more vibrant than the online image. Online color appearance may vary slightly depending on your monitor settings.