The Big Bank Robbery

early 1960s tempera on board
2009 ltd. ed. (30) fine art print


Description has released a limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of a Flora painting entitled The Big Bank Robbery. Although the work is undated, Flora archivists Barbara Economon and Irwin Chusid have determined that the figures and colors reflect Flora’s mid-1960s technique. The previously uncirculated work was reproduced in The Curiously Sinister Art of Jim Flora (p. 62).

Only thirty (30) prints of The Big Bank Robbery were produced for this edition. Each print is numbered in the lower right corner beneath the image, hand-titled in the lower left, and authenticated on the reverse with the stamped seal of Jim Flora Art LLC (a Flora family enterprise). Print numbers 1/30 thru 30/30 have been purchased; the edition is now sold out and no longer available as a fine art edition in wall display-sized format. The Big Bank Robbery may later be offered in reduced form in print items such as cards, calendars or folios, or commissioned as exclusive, premium-priced, custom-formatted single prints produced privately at our discretion.

The sale price of the final print was $450.00. Edition prints in private hands might appear on the secondary market, but we do not arrange such offerings and will not be personally involved in secondary sales.

The work is available as a wooden jigsaw puzzle from Artifact Puzzles, issued under license from the heirs of Jim Flora.

The image area is 11″ high x 17″ wide and centered on a sheet 13″ high x 19″ wide. 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 on an Epson 3800Pro large format printer 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 those in the book. Online color appearance may vary slightly depending on your monitor settings.