Canoe Critters

ca. 1965 tempera on paper
2008 ltd. ed. (100) screen print


47 in stock


Jim Flora left a huge legacy of untitled—and unseen—art. We’re offering two color-coordinated screen prints of curious creatures painted by Flora in the mid-1960s. The pair of paintings—casually referred to as Canoe Critters and Entangled Couple to differentiate them from other untitled works—were discovered (along with a dozen more) in an artist’s sketch tablet in the Flora collection. The prints are sold separately. This page offers Canoe Critters. (Entangled Couple can be viewed here.)

The prints were produced in a limited edition of 100 by Minneapolis print/design studio Aesthetic Apparatus, using Flora archivist Barbara Economon’s high-resolution digital scan of the original paintings. The trademark “Flora” signature — mid-1960s vintage — which did not appear on the original works, has been added in the lower right of each print.

Each printed and trimmed sheet is 16″ x 12″ (including a 3/4″ margin around the active artwork). The prints use acrylic screen inks on off-white 100-lb., archival-quality, uncoated cover stock (French Paper Co.’s “Whitewash”). Each print is hand-numbered on the front and authenticated on the reverse with stamped seals from Jim Flora Art LLC ( a Flora family enterprise) and Aesthetic Apparatus.

Numbered prints are being offered for $100.00 each. As the edition sells down, prices for remaining stock will increase.

Great effort is made to ensure the quality and craftmanship of each print. Given the organic nature of the screen printing process, small spots or specks are often present on some prints. However, such minute imperfections are common and do not detract or distract from the image itself.

NOTE: Actual print image is sharper than it appears online.

We will consider discounts for larger quantity (including dealer) purchases.
Please inquire before ordering.